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
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
1837 Heidlersburg Rd.
Aspers, PA 17304
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.