Columbia Borough, PA

308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717.684.2467

Permit Applications
Zoning Permit would be required for the following:
  • Sign
  • Roof Replacement /Repair (building permit required if more than 1/2 plywood removed)
  • Sheds
  • Construction Fence
  • Construction Trailer
  • Dumpster /Pods
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Sidewalks /Walkways (not in the road right-of-way)
  • Driveways
  • Administrative Approval for HARB /Zoning Permit

Building Permit would NOT be required for the following :
  • Fences
  • Retaining walls (not over 4 ft. in height)
  • Sidewalks /Driveways
  • Carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, painting, and similar finishing work
  • Prefabricated swimming pools which are less than 24 inches deep, and do not exceed 5,000 gallons
  • Playsets
  • Window awnings
  • Counters and Partitions not exceeding 5 ft. and 9 inches in height 
  • Window replacement (without structural changes)
  • Electrical repair and maintenance
  • Shade cloth structures for agricultural purposes
  • Heating appliance
  • Portable cooling unit
  • Portable ventilation equipment
  • Emergency repairs
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Building /Zoning Permit1 document

  • BLD ZONING PERMIT APPLICATION UPDATED WITH NEW LOGO 2021.Fillable.pdf

Historic Architectural Review Board2 documents

  • Application for replacement window.new.logo.pdf
  • HARB APPLICATION AND PROCESS.NEW.LOGO.pdf

Outdoor Fire Permit1 document

  • OUTDOOR FIRE APPLICATION - NEW.LOGO.pdf

Stormwater1 document

  • Stormwater Management Site Plan Exemption Application.pdf

Shade Tree1 document

  • SHADE TREE COMMISSION APPLICATION - 2020 -New.Logo.pdf

Dumpser /POD Permit1 document

  • Dumpster Pod Application.pdf