Code Enforcement/Zoning

The Code Enforcement/Zoning Office is primarily responsible for the processing of applications for land development, subdivision, planned residential development and conditional use. The office is involved in meeting with applicants and developers in order to assist with the approval process. Some of the key functions include communications with the Zoning Board, Planning Commission, City Council and citizens as they relate to the land development approval process. The office is responsible for reviewing all submittals for code compliance using the Zoning Ordinance, Land Development/Subdivision Ordinance.

The Building & Zoning Codes primarily govern building, zoning, sign, road opening, driveway and zoning certification. Some of the key functions of this office include enforcement activities of the building and zoning code(s), and responding to citizen concerns related to such matters. When in doubt, residents should always contactthe office to see what, if any, permits are required when constructing structures within the City of New Kensington.

The City of New Kensington has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (Act 45) which presently adheres to the 2009 International Codes. The City is currently is under contract with a 3rd party contractor to perform commercial building inspections. The company, Professional Codes, Inc., can be reached by contacting the Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer, Patrick McGrath.

  • Code and Zoning Officers (Patrick McGrath, Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer and Anthony Bruni, Code Enforcement)
  • Address, Phone, Hours of Operation
    301 Eleventh Street
    New Kensington PA 15068
    Phone/Fax 724-335-3554
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Problem?:  Silent Complaint Form

Downloadable Application Forms:

Amusement License

Demoliton Permit

Fence Wall Permit

Grading Permit

Handicap Parking

Home Occupation

Building Notice of Appeal

Peddler’s License

Planning Request

Pool Permit

Sign Permit

Solicitor’s License

Street Opening

Transient Sales

Zoning Notice of Appeal

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