Division of Code Enforcement & Permitting

The Department of Community Development is responsible for enforcement and administration of the following:

  • Zoning Permits and Variance Requests
  • Stormwater
  • Enforcement of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code
  • Building Occupancy and Permits
  • Building Inspections (except for Plumbing and Electrical)
  • Sign Permits
  • Fire Prevention Permits and Inspection
  • Sanitary Sewers
  • Business Occupancy Permits
  • Logging Permits
  • Food Truck Permits
  • Property Code Enforcement
The Township has adopted a Truth in Advertisement Ordinance for all Businesses. This ordinance requires all businesses to identify themselves as being in “North Fayette” and not “Robinson”, “City of Pittsburgh”, “Oakdale Borough”, or other locations. Please read over the ordinance carefully and contact our Community Development Department with any questions.

Community Development Does Not Perform the Following:

  • Issue permits for or conduct plumbing or electrical inspections.
    • Plumbing inspections are conducted by the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Inspection Division.
    • Electrical Inspections are conducted by one of the Township approved electrical inspectors.
  • Perform commercial plan review.
    • Commercial plan reviews are performed by one of the Township's approved commercial plan review examiners.
  • Conduct health or food safety inspections
    • Food safety inspections are performed by the Allegheny County Health Department.
  • Inspect septic or on-lot sewage disposal systems.
    • These are performed by the Allegheny County Health Department.

Always check with the us to determine which permits may or may not be required before making any improvements or changes to your home, property, or business.

Refer to the Cover All Contacts Form for a list of Township approved electrical inspectors, commercial plan review examiners, the county Health Department, as well as other important contact information.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Effective April 1, 2022, the Department of Community Development will no longer accept cash payments for any applications or permits.

Accepted forms of payment are personal check, business check, money order, and credit card.  Credit cards will only be accepted in person at the Municipal Building.


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  1. Gary Hamilton

    Coordinator, Fire Prevention

  2. Michael Saville

    Code Administrator, BCO

  3. Cory Russi

    Code Administrator

  4. Debra Midgley

    Planning Technician

  5. Community Development

    Physical Address
    400 North Branch Road
    Oakdale, PA 15071


    Mailing Address
    400 North Branch Road
    Oakdale, PA 15071

    Fax: 724-693-8132


    Monday - Friday

    7 a.m. - 3 p.m.