WAYNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
60 CONKLIN HILL ROAD, DAMASCUS, PA 18415
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These forms are placed on the website for your convenience - just download the forms you need, fill out the forms and mail or bring them to the Township Office. Please read the instructions for each permit so that your application package is complete. Forms are presented in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe PDF formats. Word forms are interactive and can be filled out on your computer and then printed. You'll need to print the PDF forms and fill them out by hand. For most applications drawings and/or plans are required. Permit fees are established by resolution by the Board of Supervisors and will be calculated by the permit officer after reviewing the submission.
All forms are available at the Township office and can be mailed or e-mailed to the applicant upon request.
Right To Know Policy (.pdf)
Open Records Request Form ).pdf)
The Building Code Official and Inspector is an in-house employee of Damascus
Bob Bates Inspections
Honesdale, PA tel. 570-493-1716
All inspections must be performed by Bob Bates or his designee or no Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. Other third-party inspections are allowed, but all inspections must be observed or accompanied by Bob Bates, and all fees established by the Township will be due.
ALL permits must be obtained through the Township Office and ALL fees shall be paid to the Township.
DO I NEED A PERMIT? (pdf) Check this handy chart to see if you need to obtain a permit, and which type. If you are not sure or have any questions, please contact the Township Office. We're here to help!
BUILDING CODE REGULATIONS AND ASSOCIATED REQUIREMENTS
BUILDING PERMITS / BUILDING CODE APPLICATIONS
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION (UCC) (pdf)
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION (UCC) (Word Fill-In Form)
EARTH DISTURBANCE FORM - NPDES (pdf)
NPDES Self-Certification Letter (Required) (pdf)
NPDES Small Project Form (Required) (pdf)
NPDES Guidance for NPDES Project Form (Sample answers) (pdf)
CONTRACTOR LIST (REQUIRED) (pdf) - A list of all contractors who will be on-site must be provided.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE AFFIDAVIT (Required for UCC applications where contractor does not carry Workers' Compensation Insurance, and for homeowners doing their own work)(pdf) - This form must be notarized.
BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS (pdf)
DECK PLAN CROSS-SECTION (pdf)
AMERICAN WOOD COUNCIL DECK CONSTRUCTION GUIDE (For information only, not endorsed by Damascus Township) (link takes you off-site)
HOUSE PLAN CROSS-SECTION (pdf)
BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION With sample drawings - (pdf)
ABOVE-GROUND POOL INFORMATION - (pdf)
BUILDING DEMOLITION STANDARDS (pdf)
BUILDING DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATION (pdf)
RECREATIONAL CABIN EXCLUSION FORM (pdf) A Zoning Permit IS required and all Zoning requirements must be met, but this type of application excludes your cabin from UCC requlations, except for the presence of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Please read this form carefully and consider the implications of no construction inspections. There will be no construction inspections, and no Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. The Township will assume exactly no liability for construction methods and materials for a recreational cabin. The Township will inspect only for smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers after the structure is completed. A Zoning Use Certificate and Certificate of Compliance for Recreational Cabins will be issued following an inspection for Zoning requirements and for the presence of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers as of the date of the inspection.
ZONING AND USE PERMIT APPLICATIONSZONING / USE PERMIT APPLICATION (pdf)
OTHER APPLICATIONS AND FORMSDRIVEWAY PERMIT APPLICATION (Township Roads)(pdf)