1979, the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors recognized
the need to protect its citizens by implementing minimum
construction standards and enacted the Dingman Township
Building Ordinance. The Ordinance required that building
permits be obtained and that all structures be constructed
in accordance with the B.O.C.A. National Building Code.
Enactment of the ordinance made Dingman Township unique for
it was one of the only a few rural townships in Pennsylvania
to have such an ordinance. In 1999, the remainder of the
Commonwealth was ordered to follow Dingman Township's lead
when the legislature enacted the Uniform Construction Code
requiring all municipalities to permit and inspect building
construction. (The Uniform Construction Code presently references the
standards set forth in the 2009 International Building Code
and the 2009 International Residential Code.)
Township building inspection services are provided by Code
conducts office hours Wednesday and Friday between 11:00 A.M.
and 12:30 P.M. at the Dingman Township Municipal
Building on Fisher Lane. Requests for inspections may
be made weekdays 8:30 AM through 4:00 PM. Inspection requests sent by
e-mail, fax, etc. will not be honored. Violation complaints
must be made in writing and contain the signature and
telephone number of the person making the complaint.
Anonymous complaints will not be accepted. Parties filing
complaints should provide sufficient detail to positively
identify the violation site.
Township Building Hearing Board hears requests for variances
and appeals of the Building Inspector's determinations. The
Board meets on an as needed basis. Appeals to the Building
Hearing Board must be made in writing and include the