On July 8, 2004, the Upper Salford Township Board of Supervisors adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code as the building code for the Township of Upper Salford. By reference, the following codes were also adopted at that time: International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, International Fire Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Urban Wild Land Interface Code, International Council Electrical Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Zoning Code, International Existing Building Code, International Code Council Performance Code and the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.
Permits are required for, but not limited to, all new construction, additions and/or structural alterations, decks, patios, sheds, above ground and in-ground pools, solar panel arrays, generators, outdoor furnaces, temporary and permanent signs, road occupancy and driveways. Permits are also required for all demolition and fuel storage tank installation. More information can be found under Permits and Applications.
Well and septic permits are handled by the Montgomery County Health Department.
Contact: Daniel Oskiera
Phone number: (610) 970-5040, ext. 4217
For residences, Use and Occupancy permits are only required for new construction. A Use and Occupancy permit is required for all non-residential properties when the use, operator, and/or tenant is changed.
License Fees are required for junkyards, mobile homes, mobile parks and for all transient retail merchants (solicitors).
Registration of Pumper/Haulers, click here. Only pumping receipts from pumpers/haulers registered with the Township will be accepted to establish compliance to the Township pumping requirements.
Contractor Registration – Act 132 of 2008
The PA Home Consumer Protection Act requires all home improvement contractors, homeowner contractors and landscapers under (P.L. 1228, No. 162) to register with Consumer Affairs Department of PA prior to July 1, 2009. A license number must be provided prior to the issuance of any home improvement building permit.
On July 8, 2004, the Upper Salford Township Board of Supervisors adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code as the building code for the Township of Upper Salford. Click here to view the Uniform Construction Code.
Please Note: Payment will be calculated during review and cost will be collected when permit is picked up. CASH OR CHECK ONLY ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT. All Permit Application Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE! No Exceptions!
ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE TOWNSHIP SECRETARY AND/OR ASSISTANT SECRETARY. DO NOT SEND DIRECTLY TO TECHNICON ENTERPRISES! FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A DELAY OF YOUR APPLICATION!
According to the Pennsylvania Code, a code official has (15) business days to review and grant or deny a permit application.
Building Permit Applications
- UCC Residential Building Permit Data Packet & Application for Single Family Dwellings
Important! Includes application and inspection requirements.
- UCC Commercial Building Permit Data Packet & Application
Important! Includes application and requirements.
- Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Permit Application
Must be completed when Mechanical, Electrical and/or Plumbing work is proposed.
- Alternative Energy Sources Permit Application
- Demolition Permit Application
- Home Occupancy Permit Application
- Workers’ Compensation Insurance Information Form Act 44
Zoning Permit Applications
- Fence Construction Permit Application For fences 6 feet or less in height only. A plot plan is required.
- Residential Accessory Building/Storage Shed Must be completed for all structures under 600 square feet only. A plot plan is required. Any structure over 600 will require a Residential Building Permit.
- Agricultural Buildings Only and Ag Building UCC Permit Exemption Form This is for a structure utilized to store farm implements, hay, feed, grain or other agricultural or horticultural products or to house poultry, livestock, or other farm animals and milk house. The term shall now include habitable space(s) in which agricultural products are processed, treated, or packaged and shall not be construed to mean a place of occupancy by the general public. A plot plan is required.
- Unroofed Deck/Patio Construction This form is restricted to structures less than 30″ above finished grade for the total structure. Higher structures will require a Residential Building Permit. A plot plan is required.
Swimming Pools/Spas/Hot Tubs
Must be completed when an above/inground swimming pool, spa, and/or hot tub is proposed. A plot plan and specs must accompany the application or the application will be denied.
Driveways and Road Occupancy
Permit for Foresting
Licenses & Registrations
Transient Retail Business Permit Application and Ordinance (Solicitation Permit – Per Individual)
For all Subdivision and/or Land Development questions, please refer to the Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for direction and requirements. Plan submissions for the Planning Commission agenda must be made 14 business days prior to the date of the meeting. Planning Commission meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month.
Conditional Use Hearings
A Conditional Use Hearing is required when a desired use is listed as a Conditional Use in the Township Zoning Ordinance. These hearings are conducted by the Board of Supervisors. An application for a Conditional Use Hearing must be filed with the Township Secretary, along with the appropriate fee ($850.00). When an application for a Conditional Use is filed, the property in question is posted and all residents within 500 feet of the property are notified in writing of the date and time of the hearing.
*If you are submitting anything larger than ledger size (11″ x 17″) along with the conditional use hearing application and fee, 12 copies must be provided, otherwise only one copy is needed as we will make photocopies in house.
For Interpretation, or a request for a Special Exception or Variance of the Township Zoning Ordinance, a Zoning Hearing application must be filed with the Township Secretary, along with the appropriate fee ($850.00). The hearings are conducted by the Zoning Hearing Board. When an application for a Zoning Hearing is filed, the property in question is posted and all residents within 500 feet of the property are notified in writing of the date and time of the hearing.
*If you are submitting anything larger than ledger size (11″ x 17″) along with the zoning hearing application and fee, 17 copies must be provided, otherwise only one copy is needed as we will make photocopies in house.
Links to the Township Open Space Plan and the Indian Valley Regional Comprehensive Plans are available below:
Indian Valley Regional Comprehensive Plan (connects to the Montgomery County website)
Technicon Enterprises Inc. II (Jeff Kerlin)
(Effective January 3, 2022)
The Zoning Officer is available on Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Upper Salford Township Municipal Office located at 1441 Salford Station Road in Salford, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at (610) 286-1622 or at email@example.com with a cc to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals with inquiries may stop in during the Zoning Officer’s office hours to discuss zoning issues in person or stop by during normal township office hours to pick up various building related applications.
Building Code Enforcement Officer
Township Building Inspector: Frank Newhams (Technicon Enterprises Inc. II)
The Township Building Inspector can be reached at the following number:
Office (610) 286-1622
Please allow 24 hours notice for an inspection request.
TEI handles all residential and commercial inspections, accessibility inspections, and residential mechanical and energy inspections and electrical inspections. They also handle all stormwater facility inspections.
The following are subdivisions and/or land development currently going through the review process with the Upper Salford Township Planning Commission. Additional information is available at the township office.
Old Goshenhoppen Church: Church expansion to include additional class rooms and office space.
Spring Run Farm: Proposed 15 lot subdivision off of Moyer Road. (Previously approved for a 25 lot subdivision with a community sewage disposal system. The current application shows larger lots with individual on-lot sewage disposal systems.)
The Following are the Most Recent Subdivisions to Have Been Approved by the Upper Salford Township Board of Supervisors
Location: Salford Farms/Longs Property
Result: Two lot subdivision on Old Skippack Road. No development is proposed.
Location: Salford Farms LLC/New Life Youth & Family Services
Result: Two lot subdivision on Salford Station Road and Grubb/Freeman School Road. Subdivision includes a third lot in Lower Salford Township. No development is proposed.
Location: Upper Salford Township/812 Old Skippack Road
Result: Two lot subdivision. New lot to be purchased by Upper Salford Township to be annexed to abutting Township Open Space.
Result: Two lot subdivision on Zepp Road.
Location: Mont. Co. Lands Trust/Rogers Tract
Result: 2 lot subdivision to separate existing home from open space property.
Location: Potato Road, Phase II
Result: Subdivision of an existing lot from Phase I (Westfield Estates) into three parcels.
Result: 2284 & 2290 Perkiomenville Road. Lot Line Adjustment. No new lots created.
Result: 2136 Wolford Road. Simple conveyance annexation plan. No new lots created.
Result: 2466/2469 Bergey Road. Lot line adjustment. No new lots created.
Location: John Campbell
Result: 291 Old Skippack Road – two lot subdivision creating one new lot.
Location: Lewis Tract
Result: Lot line adjustment on Larson and Grubb roads reducing seven existing parcels into three new lots.
Location: Wrschka Subdivision
Result: This subdivision creates one new lot off of Pinecrest Place.
Location: New Life Youth and Family Services
Result: Final approval of Phase I has been amended to construct only one girls dormitory at this time due to a lack of funds to construct two boys dormitories which had previously been proposed along with the one girls dormitory and given preliminary approval.
Location: Atlantis Properties
Result: 2250 Potato Road. This subdivision creates one new lot on Potato Road.
Location: Bateman Tract
Result: This is an eight-lot subdivision on approximately 54 acres on Salford Street. This subdivision creates seven new building lots with the existing farm house on the 8th lot.
Location: Hershey Meadows
Result: This six lot subdivision, owned by Hiram & Mary Hershey, creates 2 new building lots, 2 annexation parcels, 1 residue parcel with an existing dwelling and 1 open space parcel.
Location: Harker Lot Line Adjustment
Result: Burton Road – no new lots created.
Location: Bunton Tract
Result: Two lot subdivision off Burton Road (one new lot created).