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Animals

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1. What regulations does the Township have concerning cats and dogs?
2. Who provides Cranberry Township's animal control service?
3. Is there a “leash law” in Cranberry Township?
4. Are cats permitted to run free?
5. Is hunting permitted in Cranberry Township?
6. Who do I call when I observe a dead or injured animal on the roadway?
7. What do I do about skunks, raccoons, possums, or other wild animals living under my porch or in my attic?
8. Does Cranberry Township limit the number or types of animals I keep on my residential property?
9. Can I have horses on my property?

Board Of Supervisors (BOS)

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1. What does the Board of Supervisors do?
2. When does the Board of Supervisors meet?
3. Where does the Board of Supervisors meet?
4. How can I find the Board’s agenda and actions?

Building And Fire Codes Appeals Board (BFCAB)

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1. What does the Building and Fire Codes Appeals Board do?

Building Codes

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1. What Building Codes are enforced by the Township?
2. What is the difference between a Type I and Type II permit and why does Cranberry Township issue permits that way?
3. Do I need a permit for a deck, shed, or addition to my home or porch?
4. How do I obtain a building permit for a swimming pool (in-ground or above-ground)?
5. Are permits required when finishing a residential basement?
6. Does a children’s play-set require a permit?
7. Does a fence require a permit?
8. How many new homes are built in Cranberry Township per year?
9. What is the required guardrail height for a deck, balcony, or porch?
10. Why are certain builders permitted to build in the Township even though there are complaints against them?
11. Do plans for a new house or addition have to be stamped by an architect or engineer?
12. Who does electrical inspections in Cranberry Township?
13. What are the regulations for a septic system and who enforces them?
14. What buildings require sprinkler systems for fire suppression?
15. Does Cranberry regulate signs?
16. Does the township have its building codes available to view?
17. How much will my building permit cost?
18. Do I need a building permit before starting construction or alteration work?
19. Do I need a permit to build a new driveway onto my property?
20. How can I get an application for a building permit?
21. How much notice do I need to give to arrange an inspection for my building permit?
22. How long does it take to get a Residential building permit?
23. Do I need to pay for a permit when I drop off the application?
24. How many sets of plans do I need to submit with my building permit application?
25. Can I fax my residential building permit application to you?
26. Is there an ordinance prohibiting high grass?
27. Are there regulations regarding junk vehicles?
28. What are the regulations regarding dilapidated or unoccupied buildings?
29. Can I build a pond, and if so what are the regulations?
30. Can a single family residence be a rental property?
31. How do I file a complaint regarding building, zoning or property maintenance?
32. Is there a noise ordinance regarding barking dogs?
33. Who do I contact about stormwater issues?
34. Do I need a permit to do landscaping work within my yard?
35. Do I need a permit to install a concrete slab or paver type patio?
36. Do I need a permit to install a retaining wall?
37. Where can I find information on building a code-compliant deck for my house?
38. Do I need a permit to install new shingles or siding on my home?
39. Are building inspections available on Saturday or Sunday?
40. Can I hire my own Building Inspector for work done in Cranberry Township?

Community Character Developments (CCD)

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1. What is a Community Character Development (CCD)?
2. Where are Community Character Developments permitted?
3. What Township Ordinance(s) regulate Community Character Development?
4. What are the required building setbacks for Community Character Development?

Community Waterpark

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1. How do I become a Waterpark member?
2. What are the admission fees?
3. How do you announce Cancellations?
4. Are Rain Checks available?
5. How do we add an Aide to our membership?
6. Can we have one or more Nannys or Babysitters on our Membership?
7. Are the sun decks available for private use?
8. Is the Waterpark available for private event rentals?
9. Are private swim lessons available?
10. What is the ratio of instructors to participants in the Learn to Swim programs?
11. May we have food delivered to the Waterpark?
12. May we bring our own food and drinks into the Waterpark?
13. What is the refund policy regarding Parties?
14. May parents (who are not swimming) stay for Parties?
15. May we bring our own cake to the Party?
16. May we have more than 15 Party guests?
17. What are the physical details of the Waterpark?
18. How is pool water treated?
19. What is the water temperature?

Conditional Uses

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1. What is a Conditional Use?
2. Who needs to obtain Conditional Use approval?
3. Are there specific regulations for a Conditional Use?
4. How is Conditional Use approval obtained?
5. Where can I find the Conditional Use application?
6. How much does it cost to file a Conditional Use application?
7. When do I need to submit my Conditional Use application?
8. Is Conditional Use approval separate from zoning approval?
9. If I want to expand, do I need to obtain another Conditional Use approval?

Construction

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1. Do I need a permit to tap into a Township sanitary sewer line?
2. Do I need a permit to tap into a Township water line?
3. How do I get a permit to build or alter my home driveway or cut into a road for sewer or water line construction?

Customer Service

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1. What are your office hours?
2. What is the population of Cranberry Township?
3. Who are the utility companies?
4. Seneca Valley School District phone numbers?
5. What are the phone numbers of the neighboring communities?
6. When is Halloween (Trick-or-Treat) celebrated in Cranberry Township?
7. Where is the local Central Blood Bank?
8. What is the Red Cross phone number?
9. What is the Salvation Army phone number?
10. What is the address, phone number, and web site address for the Butler County Courthouse?
11. Where is the other Cranberry Township?
12. What PennDOT district are we in? What is the address and phone number?
13. What is the State Police non-emergency number?
14. Who is the waste hauler for Cranberry Township?
15. When and where is the Farmers Market?
16. What is the phone number for the Cranberry Township Post Office?
17. Who handles hazardous waste disposal?
18. How do I find the right human service agency to help me?
19. What is the address & phone number and website for Career Link?
20. Where can I get a license for my pet?
21. When will you do my street sweeping?
22. Can I determine if my property is in a floodplain on the web?
23. How do I deal with skunks, racoons, possums, or other “wild” animals living under my porch or in my attic?

EMS and Ambulance service

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1. How do I call an ambulance if there’s an emergency?
2. Can the ambulance take me to the hospital of my choice?
3. Can the ambulance take me to my doctor’s office or to a clinic?
4. Does the EMS provide on-scene emergency medical assistance or just transportation?
5. Is Cranberry EMS a municipal service like the police department?
6. Do area ambulance services compete against each other?
7. Is there a charge for using the ambulance service?
8. Will my health insurance pay my ambulance expenses?
9. Does Cranberry EMS provide non-emergency transportation?
10. Are there other services, beyond transportation, that EMS provides?
11. Is helicopter air lift service part of Cranberry EMS?
12. What are the benefits of being a subscriber to Cranberry EMS?

Fire Company and fire regulations

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1. Who is the Fire Marshall?
2. Does the Fire Company fill swimming pools?
3. What should I do if my smoke detector continues to beep in a non-emergency situation?
4. Does the Fire Company provide CPR and First Aid training?
5. Does the Fire Company provide fire extinguisher training to local businesses?
6. What should I do if my CO detector is alarming or making a beeping sound?
7. How do I contact a specific person in the fire department?
8. Do I need a permit for a recreational fire?
9. Is open burning allowed?
10. Can I use fireworks in the Township?
11. Who do I call about information concerning the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company?
12. Does the Fire Company rent hall facilities, tables or chairs?

Fire Prevention

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1. Is burning of trash or yard waste permitted in the Township?
2. Are bonfires permitted in the Township?
3. How do I find out which Fire Prevention inspections I need?
4. Where can I find the application form for fire-related system installations?
5. Who can I contact with any Fire Code questions?

Golf Course

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1. How do I make a tee time?
2. Are Cranberry Township residents offered preferred tee times?
3. What is the dress code?
4. Does the course offer outings and league play?
5. Are discounts available to business-owners?
6. Does the course offer annual memberships or season passes?
7. Who designed the course?
8. Are golf carts required for play?
9. Is alcohol allowed on the course?
10. Are children allowed on the golf course?
11. Does the course have a driving range?

Justice and Law Enforcement

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1. Who do I call for police, fire, or ambulance service?
2. What is the Cranberry Township Police Department office number?
3. How do I request a criminal records check?
4. Where is the office of the District Judge?
5. Where do I go to get a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order?
6. Where do I file a civil suit?
7. What rules apply to the curfew?
8. Where can I obtain a handgun permit?
9. Are solicitation permits required?

Land Development

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1. How does the Township define Land Development?
2. How do I find out if I need Land Development approval?
3. What Township Ordinances regulate Land Development?
4. Where can I find the Land Development application?
5. What are the fees to file a Land Development application?
6. When do I need to submit my Land Development application?
7. Does the Township regulate fracking and drilling for natural gas?
8. Can the Township identify where my property lines are?
9. How can I obtain a copy of my lot survey or building plans?

Parks & Recreation

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1. Where do I sign my child up for youth organized sports?
2. When and how can I sign up for recreation programs?
3. When can I join the Cranberry Community Waterpark?
4. When can I rent a shelter?
5. Can I reserve a room in the Township Municipal Center?
6. When is the Farkleberry Craft Show?
7. What are the park hours?
8. Can I rent the fields?
9. How do I get to your facilities?
10. What are the residency requirements for the Parks and Recreation programs?
11. Can I participate in your programs if I am not a resident?
12. Where can I get a Parks and Recreation program guide?
13. How can I find out about cancellations?

Planned Residential Development (PRD)

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1. What is a Planned Residential Development (PRD)?
2. Where are Planned Residential Developments permitted?
3. What Township Ordinance regulates Planned Residential Developments?
4. Where can I find the Planned Residential Development application?
5. When was my Planned Residential Development built?
6. What are the setbacks for my property?
7. Can I open a no-impact home-based business in my home?

Planning Advisory Commission (PAC)

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1. What does the Planning Advisory Commission do?
2. When does the Commission meet?

Public Safety

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1. Who is the Fire Marshall?
2. Do I need a permit for a recreational fire?
3. Is open burning prohibited?
4. Who do I call for police, fire, or ambulance service?
5. Is there a “leash law” in Cranberry Township?
6. Are cats permitted to run free?
7. What rules apply to the curfew?
8. If I have a Junior Drivers License, can I drive between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m?
9. How do I request a criminal records check?
10. Where is the office of the District Judge?
11. Where do I go to get a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order?
12. Are soliciting permits required?
13. How do I get a “Children Playing” sign in my neighborhood?
14. Why can’t I have speed bumps or speed humps on my roadway?
15. What do I do about skunks, racoons, possums, or other “wild” animals living under my porch or in my attic?
16. Who provides Cranberry’s animal control service?
17. Where can I obtain a Cranberry Township Map?
18. Where is the nearest PA Drivers' License office?
19. How do I get a learners permit?
20. How do I obtain a copy of my driving record?
21. Where do I file a civil suit?
22. Are dirt bikes or all-terrain vehicles permitted to operate on private property?
23. Are children permitted to play on residential streets.
24. When I have a party, can guests park on the street?
25. Can I use fireworks in the Township?
26. Where can I obtain a handgun permit?
27. Is hunting permitted in Cranberry Township?
28. Who do I call when I observe a dead or injured animal on the roadway?
29. Who do I call about information concerning the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company?
30. Who do I call for fire station tours, to request a fire prevention program, or to request the Fire Safety House?
31. Does the Fire Company rent hall facilities, tables or chairs?
32. Does the Fire Company fill swimming pools?
33. What should I do if my smoke detector continues to beep in a non-emergency situation?
34. Does the Fire Company provide CPR and First Aid training to the public?
35. Does the Fire Company provide fire extinguisher training to local businesses?
36. What should I do if my CO Detector is alarming or making a beeping sound?
37. How do I contact a specific person in the fire department?
38. What is the Cranberry Township Police Department office number?
39. How do I get a stop sign installed?
40. Can I get the speed limit reduced on a roadway?
41. Who regulates the traffic signals?
42. Would a lower speed limit help to reduce speeding?
43. Will a Traffic Signal Reduce Accidents at Our Intersection?
44. Will More Stop Signs Slow Traffic on Our Street?
45. Will "Children at Play" Signs Help Slow Traffic?

Public Works

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1. What is that white stuff in my coffeepot, on my showerhead, and glass shower door?
2. What is hard water?
3. Should I install a home-water treatment device?
4. How is my water tested, and who tests it?
5. Does my water contain fluoride?
6. Where does my water come from?
7. My water meter is making a clicking sound, what should I do?
8. How do I get a temporary water service?
9. How close to a fire hydrant can I plant trees, shrubs or flowers?
10. When will my road be plowed?
11. What should I do if my mailbox is hit by a snowplow?
12. How do I get a stop sign installed?
13. Can I get the speed limit reduced on a roadway?
14. Who regulates the traffic signals?
15. When will my road be resurfaced (paved)?
16. My road is on the resurfacing list, when will it be paved?
17. Do I need a permit to pave or repave my driveway?
18. Do I need permission to install a utility, sprinkler system or similar objects in Township right-of-way?
19. I have a site distance problem at an intersection, who do I contact to see if it can be fixed?
20. Whose responsibility is it to maintain driveway pipes/culverts?
21. Whose responsibility is it to maintain drainage ditches?
22. Whose responsibility is it to maintain pipes/culverts underneath roadways?
23. Whose responsibility is it to clear debris and/or repair erosion along stream channels?
24. Whose responsibility is it to maintain street catch basins?
25. Whose responsibility is it to maintain detention facilities?
26. Who handles stormwater complaints or concerns?
27. How can it be determined if there is sewer and/or water on a particular property in Cranberry Township?

Recreation Fees

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1. What is a Recreation Fee?
2. How much is the Township’s Recreation Fee?
3. Where is the money for Recreation Fee spent?
4. Who determines the fee rates?
5. Where can I find the regulations for Recreation Fees?

Signs

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1. Does Cranberry Township regulate signs?
2. Does the Township prohibit any particular type(s) of signs?
3. May I put signs up for my garage/yard sale?
4. May I put up signs for my fundraiser or event?
5. Are real estate signs regulated?
6. What permits do I need to start a business in Cranberry Township?
7. How many pizza shops, banks, drugstores, etc. does Cranberry really need?
8. What do I need for a short-term seasonal business, like fireworks or Christmas trees?
9. I want to open a business in Cranberry Township, where can it go?

Streetscape Enhancement Overlay (SEO) Districts

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1. What is the Streetscape Enhancement Overlay district?
2. Where can I find the regulations and typical details for a Streetscape Enhancement Overlay district?
3. Is there a required color for Streetscape Enhancement amenities such as the benches, waste receptacles, street lights, bike racks, and traffic poles?
4. Is every new development in the Streetscape Enhancement Overlay required to install the brick piers and fencing?
5. Who is responsible for maintaining the Streetscape Enhancement Overlay amenities?

Subdivisions

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1. What is a subdivision?
2. What is the minimum lot size for a Subdivision?
3. Where can I find the Subdivision application?
4. When do I need to submit my Subdivision application?
5. Can I Subdivide my property?
6. How do I Subdivide my property?
7. Are there specific regulations for Subdivisions?
8. Is there a fee to file a Subdivision application?

Taxes and Finance

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1. Who is the Earned Income Tax Collector?
2. Who is the Property Tax Collector?
3. What is the Cranberry Township property tax millage?
4. Where is the IRS office?

Traffic signage and vehicles

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1. How do I get a learner’s permit?
2. If I have a Junior Drivers License, can I drive between 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM?
3. Where is the nearest PA Drivers' License office?
4. How do I obtain a copy of my driving record?
5. How do I get a “Children Playing” sign in my neighborhood?
6. Can I have speed bumps or speed humps placed on my roadway?
7. Are dirt bikes or all-terrain vehicles permitted to operate on private property?
8. Are children permitted to play on residential streets?
9. When I have a party, can guests park on the street?
10. How do I get a stop sign installed?
11. Can I get the speed limit reduced on a roadway?
12. Will adding more stop signs slow traffic on our street?
13. Would a lower speed limit help to reduce speeding?
14. Who regulates the traffic signals?
15. Will a traffic signal reduce accidents at our Intersection?
16. Where can I get a Cranberry Township roadmap?

Transportation Impact Fees

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1. What is a Transportation Impact Fee?
2. How much is the Township’s Transportation Impact Fee?
3. Where can I find the regulations for Transportation Impact Fees?
4. When does the Transportation Impact Fee have to be paid?

Zoning

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1. What is the Zoning of my property?
2. Where can I find Cranberry’s Zoning regulations?
3. What uses does the Zoning Ordinance permit on any given property?
4. Who enforces Zoning regulations?
5. Can I get a copy of the Zoning Ordinance and/or Map?

Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB)

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1. Why does the Township have a Zoning Hearing Board?
2. Who serves on the Zoning Hearing Board?
3. When does the Zoning Hearing Board meet?