What is needed for submittal of a new residential building, addition, or renovation?

Completed permit application (complete all trade sections that apply such as building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc.) 

Plot (Site) plan- show all existing structures and impervious coverage (see Impervious Calculator) on the property. Include lot size in square feet if known. Include dimensions for all existing structures. Show proposed improvements with dimensions and set back measurements to each property line (front, rear and both sides) 

Completed REScheck (Energy audit showing building envelope performance, energy use, loss, etc.) Free software program can be downloaded from the Department of Energy’s website. 

One hard copy set of COMPLETE construction drawings and one electronic set. Drawings should include footer/foundation, floor system, wall system, ceiling/roof system, plumbing, electrical and mechanical details. NOTE: Structural drawings for proposed structures more that one story above grade must be sealed by a PA registered architect or engineer. 

Identify all contractors and include a certificate of worker’s compensation and liability insurance for each. West Whiteland Township must be shown as a certificate holder on each certificate. 


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1. What types of work or uses require a permit?
2. What are the permit fees?
3. How long does it take for permit approvals?
4. What are the inspection requirements?
5. What is needed for submittal of a new residential building, addition, or renovation?
6. Are residents permitted to engage in outdoor burning on their property?