Building & Engineering

Welcome to Monroeville's Building and Engineering Department!

Below, you will find links to frequently requested forms, documents, and information including building permits, occupancy permits, and more.

Building Department / Fire Protection Overview

The Municipality of Monroeville has adopted ordinances to meet the State Uniform Construction Code requirements for Residential and Commercial Building Construction of New, alteration or additions to structures. The Building Department staff is also responsible for assurance of Compliance to Fire Protection Code requirements of both New and Existing Structures throughout the Municipality of Monroeville. The Building Department / Fire Protection web page will list the Categories and applications necessary for compliance to the Pennsylvania UCC code as well as exempted building permit items.

Permit Requirements (Partial List)

  • Residential Construction of New, Alterations, or Additions
  • Commercial Construction of New, Alterations, or Additions
  • Commercial Occupancies
  • Garages, Sheds, Gazebo's (Greater than 120 square feet on Residential Property, all require Permits on Commercial Property)
  • Decks (Greater than 30 above grade on Residential, all Commercial Decks require Permits)
  • Swimming Pools
  • Roof Replacements
  • Demolition
  • Fire Code Permits (Fire Protection systems)
  • Retaining Walls (Greater than 4 feet in height)
    • A Building permit application is required to be completed submitted and approved prior to the start of ANY job. In most cases, Inspections are required during Construction steps and a Final Inspection and Occupancy Issued before the space may be occupied or used. Applications can take between 7 and 10 days for review and processing. Inspections should, at a minimum be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Engineering Department Overview

The Engineering Department generally supervises and coordinates improvements to Municipal infrastructure including roadways, traffic signals, storm sewers, and parking lots and ensures that private development adheres to approved plans and/or regulations with respect to:

  • Impervious areas
  • Storm sewers
  • Stormwater management
  • Grading
  • Timbering
  • Utility work in municipal rights-of-way
  • Erosion and sedimentation control

The Engineering department is also responsible for mapping infrastructure and incorporation of this mapping into a Geographic Information System (GIS).

Important Note

A Building permit application is required to be completed submitted and approved prior to the start of any job. In most cases, Inspections are required during Construction steps and a Final Inspection and Occupancy Issued before the space may be occupied or used. Applications can take between 7 and 10 days for review and processing. Inspections should, at a minimum be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Permit Requirements (Partial List)

Residential Building Permits

  1. New Residential Home

Permit Requirements (Partial List)

  1. Review, complete, and gather documents identified in the appropriate section of the Building Permit Requirements
  2. Complete the Building Permit Application - Any questions regarding item(s) 1 and 2, please call 412-856-3340
  3. Read and complete the Workers Compensation Letter
  4. Read and complete the Zoning Permit Application, questions regarding this form should be directed to the Department of Community Development at 412-856-3338.
  5. Bring all documents required in the appropriate section of the Building Permit Requirements to the Building Department window on second floor of the Municipal Center for processing.
  6. The Building Department will review your application and respond within 15 business days with an approval or denial.
  7. If your Building Permit is approved you will be told the permit fee which you must pay in person prior to receiving a copy of your Building Permit.
  8. The Zoning Permit is handled separately through the Department of Community Development, once again any questions regarding Zoning Permits should be directed to 412-856-3338.
  9. After obtaining your Building Permit follow the inspection instructions on the back of the permit to schedule the appropriate inspections, it is your responsibility to notify the Municipality of inspection milestones and failure to do so can have significant negative consequences.

Documents Related to Above Instructions

  1. Residential Addition
  1. Residential Roof
  1. Garage, Shed or Gazebo (Greater than 120 Square Feet or with Utilities on a Residential Property)
  1. Residential Deck
  1. Swimming Pool
  1. Retaining Wall (Greater than 4 feet high on a Residential Property)

Commercial Building Permit

  1. New Commercial Structure

Permit Requirements (Partial List)

  1. Complete the Building Permit Application - Any questions, please call 412-856-3340.
  2. Print and review the Sample Commercial Letter for additional Monroeville requirements that may apply to your Commercial Permit Project.
  3. Read and complete the Workers Compensation Letter
  4. Read and complete the Zoning Permit Application, questions regarding this form should be directed to the Department of Community Development at 412-856-3338.
  5. Complete the Emergency Contact Form
  6. Bring all documents required to the Building Department window on second floor of the Municipal Center for processing
  7. The Building Department will review your application and respond within 30 business days with an approval or denial.
  8. If your Building Permit is approved you will be told the permit fee which you must pay in person prior to receiving a copy of your Building Permit.
  9. The Zoning Permit is handled separately through the Department of Community Development, once again any questions regarding Zoning Permits should be directed to 412-856-3338.
  10. After obtaining your Building Permit follow the inspection instructions on the back of the permit to schedule the appropriate inspections, it is your responsibility to notify the Municipality of inspection milestones and failure to do so can have significant negative consequences.

Documents Related to Above Instructions

  1. Addition or Modification to an Existing Commercial Structure
  1. Occupy an Existing Commercial Building
  1. Replace a Roof on a Commercial Building
  1. Replace a Commercial Deck
  1. Swimming Pool on a Commercial Property
  1. Build or Replace a Retaining Wall (Greater than 4 Feet High on a Commercial Property

Other Permits & GIS Information

  1. Demolish a Residential Structure

Permit requirements (Partial list)

  1. Review, complete, and gather documents identified in the appropriate section of the Building Permit Requirements
  2. Complete the Building Permit Application - Any questions regarding item(s) 1 and 2, please call 412-856-3340.
  3. Read the Demolition Letter
  4. After obtaining your Demolition permit follow the inspection instructions on the back of the permit application to schedule the appropriate inspections. It is your responsibility to notify the Municipality of inspection milestones and failure to do so can have significant negative consequences.

Documents Related to Above Instructions

  1. Demolish a Commercial Structure
  1. Obtain a Fire Code Permit
  1. Residential Occupancy Permits
  1. General GIS and Mapping Information