Building Permits

In 2004, the State of Pennsylvania adopted a set of standards that regulates new construction and renovations to residential and commercial buildings in the State of Pennsylvania.  These standards are collectively known as The Uniform Construction Code (UCC).  Enforcement of the UCC began in April 2004. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for all Penn State construction projects unless specifically exempt by the UCC.  All plan reviews, permitting and inspections are performed by L&I personnel.  New construction projects and renovations must follow the International Building Codes (IBC, IMC, IPC, IEBC, etc.).  For a list of current standards adopted and enforced by L&I, please visit  Using several different formats, these pages provide information regarding both Annual Permits for minor alterations or replacements in a facility and the status of all Building Permits for current construction projects.

Annual Building Permit and Building Information Report - A spreadsheet containing the current Annual Permit number, the expiration date and the Occupancy Permit Number as filed with the Department of L&I.

Building Permit Status List - A listings of buildings where construction is currently planned, including a description of the project, dates and the status of the L&I review.