Codes - Permits & Inspections

Operations Continue During COVID-19 

The Codes Department is conducting plan reviews and inspections for building permits.  While the Township Building remains closed to unscheduled visitors, applicants may drop off permits or plans in the vestibule of the Township building, near the Community Room (facing the parking lot), or email electronic copies.

If contractors have questions or wish to schedule an inspection for work that has a state waiver or is an emergency, call Mark Moses at 610-636-3350.

General Information

The Codes Administration Department administers the Township's building construction regulations, including zoning reviews and use and occupancy permits; fire prevention inspections of commercial and residential rental properties; emergency management coordination; and enforcement of other non-police codes.

The department contributes to the Township's goal of improving West Whiteland's quality of place through the following goals and actions:
  • Safe community, with low crime and attention to fire preventionContinue aggressive fire prevention through inspections, public outreach/education, thorough plan review and inspections.
  • Professionally enforced codes to ensure safe buildings and attractive neighborhoods: Assign all permits for new developments to specific inspectors to improve efficiency and accountability in reviews and inspections; cross-train with other inspectors to ensure consistency. Recommend Township ordinance amendments to address matters of life safety.
NOTE: Contractors are not required to register with the Township.