Curwensville Borough Code & Permits

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officer- Tom Carfley


Summer Lawn Maintenance

All property owners in the borough are required to keep their lawns and properties mowed and free of debris. Landlords and Realtors are also required to keep all properties, occupied or vacant, maintained according to borough code guidelines.

  • Grass can be longer than 6 inches.
  • Property owners found with unmowed grass will be contacted by the code enforcement officer.
  • A warning will be issued and the grass must be mowed within 7 days.
  • The grass will be cut by the borough and the property owner will be charged a minimum of $50 each time the grass is mowed.

Land Use Permits/Building Permits

When To Get A Permit

Permits are required when doing any remodeling or repair to the outside of your property. The type of permit required depends on the type of work you are doing. There are two types of permits, Land Use Permits issued by the Borough and Building Permits issued by Pennsafe. 

Land Use Permit

This is the most commonly issued permit. This permit is for basic repair and remodeling on a private dwelling where no structural changes to the dwelling are being made. A land use permit can be obtained in the Curwensvile Borough Office.

How to Get A Land Use Permit

An application for a Land Use Permit can be filled out in the Curwensville Borough Office between 7 AM and 3 PM Monday thru Friday or you can print it by clicking on the download button below.

You will need the following items to obtain a permit:

  • Completed Application
  • Contractors PA License Number & Insurance Information.  (If Applicable)
  • Plot Plan (If Applicable)
  • Check For $40 made out to Curwensville Borough. We do accept cash..

Building Permits

Building permits are required when there is new construction or there are alterations to an existing structure. All work done to commercial properties require a building permit.

Other Types of Permits

Burn Permits

For the safety and comfort of all our citizens, the Borough requires a Burn Permit.

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Peddling & Solicitation Permit

For security reasons, all peddlers and salesman are required to obtain a permit.

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Wood Cutting Permit

Citizens may cut downed trees and limbs at Irvin Park. A SIGNED PERMIT IS REQUIRED. 

No standing trees can be cut.

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Please Obtain The Proper Permit

Applications are available in the borough office or click the link below to download and print. Please bring the completed application, any supporting documents required, and a check or cash for any fees due to the borough office. If approved, your permit application will be signed and a copy held on file in the Borough Office. Call 814-236-1840 for Assistance.

Land Use Permit Application (pdf)


Burn Permit Application 2018 (pdf)


Burning Ordinance 2018 (pdf)


Solicitation Permit Application (pdf)


Wood Cutting Permit Application (pdf)