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Building, Zoning, & Code Enforcement


The Building Inspector is responsible for on-site inspection of new construction, renovations, and alterations to existing buildings.  New Britain Borough uses the International Construction Code, and inspections are made to insure compliance with all the codes.

New Britain Borough contracts with Barry Isett and Associates for all building permit application reviews and inspections.

Please email permit applications to   

For questions regarding permits and applications please contact Caitlin Mestour Building Inspector and Zoning Officer, at or 215-622-1616


The Zoning Officer is appointed by Borough Council. Their duties are to enforce the zoning code, receive and examine all applications for zoning permits, including applications for special exceptions and variances. The Officer also conducts inspections to determine compliance with the zoning code, issues cease and desist orders when necessary, and directs, in writing, the correction of any conditions found to be in violation of the provisions of the zoning code. The Zoning Officer also maintains a map showing the correct zoning classification of all lands in the Borough.

Please email permit applications to

The Zoning Officer, Caitlin Mest, can be reached at or 215-622-1616.

Code Enforcement

All property maintenance and Borough Code violations should be reported to New Britain Borough staff. Staff and Borough Consultants, as appropriate, will investigate and address the violation complaint as appropriate.

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Borough Code

Floodplain and Floodway Locations (maintained by Bucks County GIS)

Permit & Application Packets

Zoning Map