Renovating Your Home

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Residential Additions:

  1. Zoning approval.
  2. Historic approval if within a designated district.
  3. Reading Area Water Authority approval if new addition consists of adding a bathroom.
  4.  Building/Trades plan review approval.  

Note: If the new addition exceeds 10% of the existing structure footprint, the project must be submitted to the Zoning Hearing Board for approval. 

Residential/Remodeling which also includes but not limited to decks, steps and fencing:  

  1. Zoning approval.
  2. Historic approval if within a designated district (exterior work only).
  3. Building/Trades plan review approval.  

Note: If no exterior dimensional changes occur, zoning approval is not applicable. 

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