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

Step-by-step process for obtaining a building permit:

  1. Obtain Location Permit below (required for ALL structures, regardless of size/height – NO FEE)
  2. Fill out permit and give to Township Office (secretary or treasurer), who will then assign a Location # (***new homes and additions that consist of new bedrooms must provide copy of Sewage Disposal System permit that is signed by SEO)
  3. If project requires Bureau Veritas permit (see reference chart below), fill out permit
  4. Give copy of Location Permit AND Bureau Veritas Permit to building department (contact information at bottom of this page) to proceed

*Please also check with the Sewage Enforcement Officer to ensure all applicable permits are obtained before occupation.

No Building Permit shall be issued without a valid Sewage Permit

No Building Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued without a valid Sewer Final Inspection

What requires a permit?

All decks, additions, sheds, or other structures require a Location Permit through the township office, regardless of size or height. There is no inspection or fee for a Location Permit.

Additional permits and inspections may be required for certain projects, which are done through Bureau Veritas (contact information below).

See chart below for projects that require Bureau Veritas permits and inspections.

Bureau Veritas Permits REQUIRED for 
  Additions Anything Attached to Existing Structure
  Pools Electric for Filter System
  Shed/Garage/anything NOT attached to house  1,000 square feet and over
  Fences  Over 6 feet high
 Decks  30 inches and over off the ground, uncovered (*covered decks require permit regardless of height)
  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.

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


Greene Township Office (Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:00am-noon ONLY): (570) 676-9656

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