Building Permits during COVID-19

Construction activities will resume beginning on May 1, 2020. The Susquehanna Township Municipal Office will still be closed to the public.  Permits applications are available online. Permit applications can be submitted electronically, dropped off in the dropbox at the municipal office, or mailed to Township.  

Full guidance issued by the Governor's Office can be found in the pdf at the bottom of this page.  Directions for electronic filing are also available at the bottom of this page. 

  • All businesses and employees in the construction industry must adhere to the Secretary of Health’s order providing for business safety measures.
  • Every person present at a worksite must wear masks/face coverings unless they are unable for medical or safety reasons.
  • Businesses must establish protocols upon discovery that the business has been exposed to a person who is a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • All construction projects must maintain proper social distancing and provide hand washing and sanitizing stations for workers, as well as cleaning and sanitizing protocols for high-risk transmission areas. 
  • Businesses must identify a “pandemic safety officer” for each project or worksite, or, for large scale construction projects, for each contractor at the site.
  • Residential construction projects may not permit more than four individuals on the job site at any time, not including individuals who require temporary access to the site and are not directly engaged in the construction activity.
  • For non-residential or commercial projects, the number of individuals permitted on enclosed portions of a project varies depending on the size of the enclosed site. Commercial construction firms should also strongly consider establishing a written safety plan for each work location containing site-specific details for the implementation of this guidance to be shared with all employees and implemented and enforced by the pandemic safety officer.
  • Contractors performing work at the direction of the commonwealth, municipalities, or school districts should defer to those public entities to determine what projects may continue.

The Township may elect to impose more stringent requirements than those contained in the guidance and in such instances, businesses must adhere to those more stringent requirements.

Additional answers to frequently asked questions from the Department of Labor and Industry can be found here.