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Step 5: Receive the Permit

After your permit application is approved, you will pay for and pick up your permit. The permit is the document granting legal permission to start construction. You must post the permit in an area visible from the street.

Permits have a one-year life span. A fee will be charged for the permit to help defray the cost of the Code Official’s time spent in the application process, the review process and the on-site inspection process. Inspections required for your project will be indicated on the permit.

Permit Fees
Permit fees are described in the City of Allentown Business Regulation and Tax Code.

All contractors must have an Allentown Business License and proof of Workman’s Compensation or General Liability Insurance. All work being perform in the Historic District requires the review of the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB).