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Occupancy Permit

Occupancy Permit

Prior to occupancy of a new or expanded building, a Certificate of Occupancy (occupancy permit) may be required under the Uniform Construction Codes (UCC).  In addition, a Certificate of Occupancy shall be required to be obtained whenever there is a change in the type of use of a property.

Apply for an Occupancy Permit
Applications for occupancy permits can be obtained at the Lebanon County Planning Department (LCPD) office.  Contact information:

Lebanon County Planning Department
Room 206, Municipal Building
400 South 8th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 228-4444

Occupying any structure without a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the Building Code Official is a serious violation and will also result in enforcement action.  Please do not occupy or begin using any structure without a Certificate of Occupancy!  If you fail to obtain permits, inspections and certificates of occupancy, it is very likely that you will have serious difficulties when you eventually try to sell your house or property, as all structures built since April 9, 2004 must have a legal certificate of occupancy.