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Examples of the type of work require a permit are as follows: Please note these are the most common and not a full list. If you are unsure if the work you are doing requires a permit, please contact the Codes Department.
Fee Schedule for Permits & Inspections
Residential permit applications can take up to 15 days.
Commercial permit applications can take up to 30 days with possible extension to 60 days, depending on the complexity and the completeness of the submitted application.
Please Note: you may NOT proceed with work until an approved permit has been issued
24-hour notice is required for all inspection requests. Please call 610-363-9525, x 2157 to schedule.
Required Inspection Schedules will be listed on approved permit when issued.
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.
The burning of leaves, sticks, construction debris, trash, etc. is strictly prohibited. Factory made outdoor fireplaces must be used in strict compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and the West Whiteland Township open burning ordinance. Township officials are authorized to order the immediate extinguishment of any fire if at anytime such fire is deemed a public nuisance or hazard to life and/or property.