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Please read all of the following information.

The following is a checklist.  You must have a "checkmark" in all the sections listed below prior to submitting your application.

 _____ "Affidavit of Exemption" (See attached form) If you are hiring a contractor to construct your structure, and they have workers' compensation, have the contractor or their insurance carrier provide us with a "Certificate of Insurance" showing proof of such.  If the homeowner or a contractor without workers' compensation is constructing the structure, the attached form must be completed and notarized.

 _____   A site plan showing the proposed dwelling, the outside dimensions of the structure, distances in feet to the front, side and rear property lines; and the height of floor surface above grade at highest point on deck or landing on exterior of main exit door.

 _____   Septic permit, if applicable; OR Septic permit, if applicable.

 _____   Highway/PENNDOT permit, if applicable.

 _____   Zoning or Land Use permit, if applicable.

 _____   Two (2) sets of construction drawings that show in detail code compliance for all of the work proposed, to include but not limited to the following information;

       _____ Footing detail.  Thickness and depth below frost line.
_____ Size of masonry units for foundation (piers or full foundations).
_____ Type, size, and placement of anchorage for the structure to the foundation. 
_____ A copy of the manufacturer
=s specifications and installation instructions.
_____ Electrical.
_____ Plumbing.
_____ Mechanical, if applicable.

_____   Completed building permit application.

MDIA will review plans submitted to determine code compliance.  If the minimum submittal requirements are not met, we will ask the applicant to supply additional information.  If the minimum requirements are met, the plans will be marked "approved".  A building permit will be issued and the applicant will be notified of the inspection fees and when they can pick-up the permit at the Municipal Building.  All fees shall be paid prior to the issuance of the permit.  Then use the inspection procedures provided to have all of the required inspections performed.

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