The Borough of Mechanicsburg has a full-time Codes and Zoning Department. The Codes and Zoning Department of the Borough collects and all Building, Zoning Permits and Historic Architectural Review Board Applications. It also schedules and performs all rental inspections.
To contact the Codes and Zoning Department e-mail:

If a resident is seeking information on the Historic District, please contact the Borough Office. All external changes, repairs, and alterations made to a building within the Historic District require a Certificate of Appropriateness granted by the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB). If your property is located within the Historic District and you plan on making changes, repairs, alterations and/or additions, please remember to contact the Borough office and secure a Historic Architectural Review Board application. After turning in your application, plan on attending the monthly HARB meeting to represent the project.

Residents are encouraged to call the Borough Office if they have questions about Zoning Permits, Building Permits, property maintenance complaints and/or the Zoning Ordinance.

If you have questions regarding the permitting process or regarding proposed work and permitting, feel free to contact the Building Codes Official at the Borough office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at (717)-691-3310. Zoning Permits are governed by the Zoning Ordinance. As of 2014, the Borough has contracted with Approved Codes Services for all our Commercial Building Permit needs. Contact Approved Code Services at – (717)-506-0464.


CALL WHILE PLANNING PROJECTS to inquire whether a permit is needed for work proposed. The Borough of Mechanicsburg requires that a building permit be completed, filed and approved before any of the following actions can commence:

Building Permits are required for owners or authorized agents who intend to construct, enlarge,  alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a commercial or residential building, structure and facility or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing equipment or system in the Mechanicsburg Borough. If an emergency repair is required outside of the normal operating hours of the Borough the work can proceed, but the next day that the Borough office is open a Building Permit shall be filed, examples of emergency repairs- roof leak, plumbing leak, appliance replacement, etc.

Note: An emergency repair is only one that would negatively impact the safety or health of a buildings occupants or the general public and absolutely cannot wait until the Borough office is open in order to file the permit.


Failure to obtain proper permitting before work commences will result in citations being filed against the property owner and/or the builder. The fines for working without a building permit are a maximum of $1,000.00 per day that the violation exists and up to 30 days imprisonment. The Building Code is in place to protect our residents and violators of this Code will be cited.

For property maintenance violation complaints please contact Jeff by email here.

Phone: (717) 691-3310
Building Codes Official: Jeff Gardner
Zoning Officer: Roger Ciecierski

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