598 Spring Street, PO Box 395, Mars, PA 16046

ALL PERMITS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO MARS BOROUGH AT 598 SPRING AVENUE, MARS, PA 16046 (OR THEY CAN BE MAILED TO MARS BOROUGH AT PO BOX 395, MARS, PA 16046).

DO NOT SUBMIT PERMIT APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY TO PROFESSIONAL CODE SERVICES.

Permit applications are addressed on an individual basis and require up to thirty (30) business days for approval, depending on the nature of the application.

Please make sure you have allotted enough time to have your application approved before you schedule or begin work.

Permit Applications

Building Permit – Revised 12/2021 (All Zoning Districts)

Grading Excavation Application (All Zoning Districts)

Occupancy Permit Application (All Zoning Districts)

Request for Zoning Hearing Board Appeal (All Zoning Districts)

Sign Permit (All Zoning Districts)

PERMIT APPLICATION FOR SOLICITATION

Street Opening Application

Zoning Appeals Board Hearing Application

Zoning Approval Permit (For Use in All Zoning Districts where no other application applies)

 

Professional Code Services Fee Schedule

Professional Code Services provides Mars Borough with their third party inspection and review services. You can view their fee schedule by clicking here.

 

What Permits Do I Need?

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Project

Comments

Form Required

Cost

Ordinance

Commercial Work   Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 Contact PCS Information
Replace Shingles on Roof (Residential) Without Structural Change No permit required N/A N/A
Replace Shingles and Shape of Roof (Residential) With Structural Change Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 Contact PCS Information
Installing New Windows or Doors Without Structural Change No permit required N/A N/A
Installing New Windows or Doors With Structural Change Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 Contact PCS Information
Installation of Uncovered Deck Where floor is less than 30 inches above grade and deck is less than 64 Sq. Ft. Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $25.00 Information
Installation of Uncovered Deck Where floor is less than 30 inches above grade and deck is greater than 64 Sq. Ft. Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $50.00 Information
Installation of Uncovered Deck Where floor is more than 30 inches above grade Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $50.00+ Information
Installation of Fences Up to 6 feet high & less than 30 Ft. in combined length of all fences on property. Contact Zoning Department for additional information N/A Information
Installation of Fences Up to 6 feet high & more than 30 Ft. in combined length Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $25.00 Information
Retaining Wall Less than 4 feet in height Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $25.00 Information
Retaining Wall More than 4 feet in height

Zoning Approval Permit

Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022

 $50.00

Contact PCS

Information
Sidewalks and Driveways (Residential) 30 inches or less above adjacent grade,  not placed over over a basement or story below it, or is  not new entrance at street. No permit required  N/A Information
Sidewalks and Driveways (Residential) Over 30 inches above adjacent grade, is placed over a basement or story below it, is a new entrance from street Zoning Approval Permit  $50.00+ Information
 Private Swimming Pools (A) Less than 12 feet or less in diameter, shall be exempt from this requirement, provided the depth capacity of such pools is less than 24 inches at the point of greatest possible depth. (Example: Preformed Plastic Kiddie Pools, Inflatable Kiddie Pools.)

No permit required

Contact Zoning Department for additional information

 N/A Information
 Private Swimming Pools (B) More than 12 feet or less in diameter, shall be exempt from this requirement, provided the depth capacity of such pools is less than 24 inches at the point of greatest possible depth. (Example: Seasonal/Temporary Soft-Sided Pools.) Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $25.00 Information
 Private Swimming Pools (C) All Pools not covered in Private Swimming Pools (A) or Private Swimming Pools (B).

Zoning Approval Permit

Private Swimming Pool Permit Application

$50.00

Contact PCS

Information
Swings and Playground Equipment Residential No permit required N/A N/A
Interior Remodeling Cutting away of a Load-Bearing wall, partition or portion of wall.   The removal or cutting of any structural beam or load-bearing support. The removal of change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the egress requirements. Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 Contact PCS Information
Accessory Structures (such as Sheds, Storage Houses, Greenhouses, Private Recreation Structures other than Pre-manufactured Swing Sets) Up to 64 SqFt Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $25.00 Information
Accessory Structures (such as Sheds, Storage Houses, Greenhouses, Private Recreation Structures other than Pre-manufactured Swing Sets) 64 Sq Ft to 1,000 Sq Ft Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $50.00 Information
Accessory Structures (such as Sheds, Storage Houses, Greenhouses, Private Recreation Structures other than Pre-manufactured Swing Sets) Over 1,000 Sq Ft Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022   Information
New Structures Homes, Home Additions (like) Attached Garages, Attached Car Ports, Sun Room “Three Season Room” Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022    
Demolition Permit Under 1,000 Sq Ft Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022 $35.00 Information (Line E)
Demolition Permit Over 1,000 Sq Ft Mars-Building-Permit-Application-rev2022  Contact PCS Information
Signs (Residential) Up to 2 Sq Ft – Contact Zoning Official for Further Details Mars Sign Application $25.00 Information
Signs (Commercial) Up to 100 Sq Ft Mars Sign Application

$50.00

Contact PCS

Information
Occupancy Permits – Residential Districts R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4 Zoning Districts Occupancy Permit Application $20.00 Information
Occupancy Permits – All Other Districts Commercial, Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial Districts Contact Professional Code Services Contact PCS Information
Zoning Hearing Board If you want to Appeal a Zoning Ordinance Contact Zoning Official $600.00 Information
Grading or Excavating Contact Zoning Official for Additional Information Grading Excavation Application $35.00 Information
Street Opening Required to Dig up any Street or Alley in the Borough – Fees Vary Depending on Length and Depth Contact Zoning Official $300.00 Bond Plus Cost of Permit Information
Storm Systems Contact Borough Road Manager Contact Borough Road Manager