Building Construction Permits
One of the tools the County has to maintain the real estate assessment rolls is the issuance of the Adams County Construction Permit. The County requires a construction permit for new construction, additions, alterations and improvements with a value of $2,500 or more and when a mobile home is moved into a municipality within the County. Construction permits may be obtained in the Assessment Department at the cost of $10.00.

Please be advised, before an Adams County Construction Permit can be issued for ABBOTTSTOWN BOROUGH, EAST BERLIN BOROUGH, or NEW OXFORD BOROUGH a Zoning Permit must be obtained from: 
Adams County Office of Planning and Development
19 Baltimore St. Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9824

Please be advised, before an Adams County Construction Permit can be issued for BUTLER TOWNSHIP, GERMANY TOWNSHIP or MENALLEN TOWNSHIP a Zoning Permit must be obtained from:
Land and Sea Services
Wilbur Slothour
1837 Heidlersburg Rd.
Aspers, PA 17304
717-677-7356

Once obtained, a copy of the zoning permit should be submitted with the Adams County Building/Construction Permit Application or brought with you when applying in person.

Notice: Contact your local municipality regarding the need for a building permit.

Permits