Building

If you are looking to build a home, shed, garage, addition, deck, or other structure, please follow the instructions below:

Greene Township has contracted Bureau Veritas to conduct all building inspections in the Township. All construction (structural, electrical, plumbing, etc.) in Greene Township, must be built according to the International Construction Code standards.

Bureau Veritas Main Office
105 Government Center Way, Suite 101, Pocono Pines, PA 18350
Main Office: (570) 894-2801
Main Office Fax: (570) 894-2986

Building Code Official:
Bill Burton
Cell: (570) 656-8458

What requires a permit?

All decks, additions, sheds, or other structures require a Location Permit through the township, regardless of size or height.

Permits through the building department are required for the following:

Bureau Veritas Permits REQUIRED for 
  ANYTHING COMMERCIAL 
  Additions 
  Pools 
  Shed/Garage/anything NOT attached to house  1,000 square feet and over
  Fences  6 feet high and over
  Decks  30 inches off the ground and over
  Anything that alters the structure of a roof  For instance, roof solar panel system
All electrical/plumbing/etc. projects, please contact the building department to see if a permit is required.

How to obtain a building permit:

  1. Obtain Location Permit below
  2. Fill out permit and give to Township Office (secretary or treasurer), who will then assign a Location #
  3. If project requires Bureau Veritas permit, fill out Permit below
  4. Give Location Permit AND Bureau Veritas Permit to building department (contact information above) to proceed