There are as many as 50 forms available at the borough office. We selected the most used forms for you to download here. More will be posted over time. Building Permit Application
Use and Occupancy Permits
A Use and Occupancy Permit is required for any sale or conveyance of property. This permit will require a physical inspection of your property, which should be completed 30 days prior to the scheduled settlement to provide time to address any noted problems. A priority of the inspection will include the condition of curb and sidewalks and/or the construction of curb and sidewalk along the frontage of your property if it is not present and the removal of any basement floor drain that is connected to the sanitary sewer system.
Any property within the Borough of Souderton that is rented or leased must be annually registered with the Code Enforcement Officer. The annual registration fee is $40.00 plus $ 12.00 per unit.
Regulations also require periodic inspections of all rental units to verify compliance with life and safety issues and the Property Maintenance Code. The inspections will occur every three to four years. The first round of inspection on all registered rental properties has been completed The inspection schedule is broken down by the three wards in Souderton Borough. Inspections of rental properties located in Ward 1 should be scheduling by the end of 2014. Ward 2 properties will begin inspections in 2012 and properties in Ward 3 will be scheduled beginning in 2013.
To request public records, download the Right-to-Know Request Form and submit it to the borough office. A response or an interim letter will be sent within five business days of receiving the request. Fees for records are based on the fees recommended by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records; photocopies will cost 25 cents per page and certified police reports will cost $15 per report. Specialized documents and postage fees will be billed at their actual costs.
For more information on the Right-to-Know Law, visit the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.
Souderton Borough Council has considered and enacted over seven hundred ordinances governing a vast variety of matters from designating streets, traffic laws, creating a police department, setting annual budgets and tax rates, building codes, property maintenance, use of public parks and public spaces to name only a few. Most of the borough ordinances are codified and maintained in specific categories for easy reference by a municipal consulting firm known as General Code. This firm is currently working on an update to our codification of ordinances to make this entire library of ordinances available online. This will be an extended process but please check back soon. In the meantime please contact or visit the Borough Office during regular hours to view the code or obtain a copy of a specific ordinance.
One major component of legislation is the Souderton Borough Zoning Ordinance, which establishes zoning districts throughout the Borough and permitted uses and other regulations governing the use of property. The Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance is appended to this article for viewing or downloading.
The division and development of property within the Borough is governed by the provisions of the Souderton Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, most commonly referred to as SALDO. This ordinance is a comprehensive document governing procedures to create subdivisions of property and provides regulations for the development of property covering all aspects from utility construction, street construction, landscaping, stormwater management and even architectural standards in certain zoning districts. A copy of the SALDO regulations is also appended to this article.