All Permits  - are through  PA Municipal Code Alliance 

318 Georgian Place, Somerset PA 15501 

Phone: 814-444-6112  OR  website:


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What is considered a Structure?

-  Any man-made object having an ascertainable stationary location on or in land or water, whether or not affixed to the land-as per the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC)

Examples of Structures include but are not limited to: Buildings-primary or accessory, fences, signs, pools, sheds, and retaining walls...

What is needed for Zoning/Land Use permit?

  1. Completed application
  2. $75 Fee remitted with application-made out to Jennerstown Borough, however this check is given to PAMCA initally.
  3. Site/plot plan- this shows location of proposed building, property boundaries on all sides, locations of existing rights-of-way, stream(s), flood plain(s), public and/or private roadway(s), driveway(s), well(s), septic(s), existing structures and present usage or occupancy

When is a Permit required?

- Section 602 Zoning Permit- No building, structure, or sign shall be erected, constructed, moved, or added to, nor shall land be put to any use without a zoning permit issued by the Zoning Officer. No such permit shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance, or upon written order from the Zoning Hearing Board in the form of an administrative review, special exception, or variance as provided by this Ordinance or by the Court.

- Alterations- As applied to a building or structure, a change or rearrangement in the structural parts in the existing facilities, or an enlargement, whether by extending on a side or by increasing in height, or the moving from one location to another, or any change in use from that of one zoning district classification to another.


Zoning Hearing Board Meeting is JULY 29th  to discuss

a solar farm variance and a validity challenge in Jennerstown Borough.

More info under Public Notices tab on our website.