01Sep

#17 Permits & Municipal Ordinances

Permits & Ordinances

Homeowners need to be aware of the applicable rules, regulations and ordinances required by their local municipality and/or Homeowners Association when it comes to home and property modifications and improvements.

Remodeling your kitchen, finishing your basement, putting up a fence or placing a shed in your yard are just a few examples of projects that may require a permit and/or approval from appropriate authorities.

Beginning a home improvement project and committing your hard earned money to that project prior to investigating the applicable laws could turn into a very expensive miscalculation. This link to Centre County Government will provide you with the proper contact information for all Centre County municipal authorities to have your questions answered.

In addition, when selling residential real estate, Pennsylvania property owners are required to complete a Sellers Property Disclosure form and provide this document to the Buyer. Page 2 (which you can review at the above link) of this disclosure form requires the seller to disclose if permits were attained for any property modifications during your ownership.

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