Accessory Zoning Permits

An Accessory Zoning Permit is required for construction and building projects that do not fall under the requirements for a Building Permit. 

Accessory Zoning Permits are required for the following:

  • Sheds under 144 sq. ft.  *
  • Carports
  • Detached private garages under 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Manufactured homes
  • Grade and fill for residential and commercial projects
  • All other detached accessory structures 

Please complete an Accessory Zoning Permit Application and submit all of the following items with your application to the Building & Zoning Department, 300 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116.

  1. Copy of your property survey to ensure the proposed construction is not encroaching on property boundaries, public rights-of-way or underground utility lines.
  2. Payment for permit can be made by check, credit card, or cash.  (Cost is determined on the Accessory Zoning Permit Application).  Please call the office with questions at 412-486-9700 x222 or x216.

*  Sheds:  Sheds must be under 144 sq. ft. in size and at least 3 feet off your side and rear property lines provided it is not constructed on a corner or through lot.  Descriptions of a corner or through lot can be found in Chapter 225, Attachment 1, Exhibits A & B.  (LINK)

ACCESSORY ZONING SIGN PERMIT:

An Accessory Zoning Permit Signage Application is required for any sign. A separate permit is required for the erection of each individual sign. A permit is not required for small yard signs and for sale / for rent signs.

Chapter 183 Signs

Accessory Zoning PermitsFee
Sheds (less than 144 square feet)$25
Carports (less than 1,000 square feet)$50
Fence Permits (only if over 6'1")$30 plus $5 per $1,000 of Construction cost
Detached Private Garages$200
Other detached accessory structures to a one or two family
dwelling if less than 100 square feet, including decks
$50
Other detached accessory structures to a one or two family
dwelling if greater than 100 square feet, including decks
$100
Other detached accessory structures to a one or two family dwelling
if greater than 500 square feet, including decks
$200
Manufactured Homes (plus cost of traffic control)$250
Grading Permit - Residential$200
Grading Permit - Commercial $350