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.
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)
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?
|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||
|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
|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).||
|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||
|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|