Subdivision and land development reviews in the County are generally broken into two categories. About half of the County's municipalities have their own Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances (SALDO). The other half have not adopted their own and are therefore subject to the SALDO adopted at the County level.
Building permits are also handled at the municipal level. In Pennsylvania, municipalities have three options available to them for permit review and approval under Uniform Construction Code (UCC) legislation.
Review and issue permits by in-house municipal staff
Contract with building inspection company for review and issuance
Opt-out of the process entirely which leaves the job of building permit review and issuance to the PA Department of Labor and Industry