Zoning / Building Permits ( UCC ) / Code Enforcement

Uniform Construction Code

Building Inspection Underwriters of Pennsylvania, Inc.
317 South Home Avenue
Avalon, PA 15202
Current Official Jason Krainbucher
Phone 724-523-5940

Mark Cyper , Code Enforcement Officer 717-360-2928

Rich Roberts , BIU Zoning Officer and Code Official 412-766-2565

The Borough of Derry has a current agreement with Building Inspection Underwriters Inc. to utilize their services as a third party agent for Uniform Construction (Building) Codes. Please allow 7-14 days for processing all applications and have positive communications with the UCC official to assist in the process.


All new construction in Derry Borough requires a zoning permit and UCC permit, including new homes, additions, structural egress changes, utility and miscellaneous use structures, and swimming pools and spas. Please allow 7-14 days for processing all applications.

Building Permit Applications and  Zoning Applications are available at the Borough Office or attached to the forms or links provided below.

Zoning Applications – $55

UCC Applications – Based on sq. ft. of Project  – UCC Official will calculate the payment requirement.

Checks should be made out to the Borough of Derry

All applications should be submitted to the Derry Borough office at 114 East Second Avenue, Derry, PA 15627 including payment

Zoning permits are required for garages, carports, sheds, certain retaining walls, pools, fences, and other accessory uses. Replacement or maintenance projects do not require permits most of the time. Examples replacing roof shingles, windows, siding. When in doubt please contact Rich Roberts at  412-766-2565 and inquire with him directly.

Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Map
Zoning Application
Sample Zoning App Property Drawing
Zoning Appeal Application
Residential Permit Applications and Inspections
Commercial Plan Review and Permit Applications

Appeals would be reviewed by the Zoning Hearing Board

Zoning Hearing Board Members
Alfred Young, Chairman
Betty I. Handy
Christine Shearer
Jerris Weller
Board Member Vacancies – 1
Stephen M. Crevak, Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor

The Uniform Construction Code regulates all new construction.

Building Permit (UCC) applications are available online from Building Inspection Underwriters at the following link:
or available at the Borough office.