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Finished Basements

If you are planning on finishing a portion or your entire basement, you may need a building permit. 

Building Permit Required:  Converting unfinished space in a basement to a recreation room, family room, bedroom, bar area, exercise room, craft room, bathroom, etc.


No Building Permit Required:  No building permit needed for addition cosmetic work to an existing finished basement including replacement of a drop ceiling, wall finish replacement and/or electrical device replacement (receptacles, switches and light fixtures).




Manheim Township • 1840 Municipal Drive • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 • 717-569-6408
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