FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
West Pikeland does not require a resale inspection or use and occupancy permit upon sale or purchase of an existing home.
Commercial uses requires a Certificate of Occupancy per our Zoning Ordinance:
SECTION 1611. USE AND OCCUPANCY PERMITS
A. It shall be unlawful for the applicant, person or other entity to sell, occupy any building
or other structure or parcel of land until a use and occupancy permit, if required, has been
duly issued therefor. A use and occupancy permit shall be required prior to any of the
1. Use and occupancy of any parcel of land, building or other structure hereinafter
erected, altered or enlarged for which a zoning permit is required.
2. For all commercial and industrial uses.
3. For new construction in all zoning districts prior to sale.
To apply for a BUSINESS USE AND OCCUPANCY PERMIT, click here
Contact our Building Code and Zoning Officer
If there is a blockage on any road in our township, please contact us immediately at 610-590-5300
TRASH ON SIDE OF ROAD NOT IMPEDING TRAFFIC
The Township does not go on to private property to remove items on the side of the road. We will remove trash items from Township owned property only. Contact us and we will determine if the property is Township owned.
Township residents are required to find their own private trash hauler. If you live in a development with an HOA, check with them as they may provide trash services. Contact Chester County Solid Waste Authority for information on proper recycling.
The Township does not provide any sewer or water services. Some developments have public water and/or sewer and are serviced by Aqua America. Click here to see if your road has public water or sewer. If you are having water issues, you will need to contact a plumber. If you are having sewer issues, you will need to contact a septic servicer.
YARD WASTE PICKUP
The Township does not offer yard waste facilities. Contact a local landscaper to see if they can assist you.
WHY DID I RECEIVE A NOTICE ABOUT MY SEPTIC TANK?
On February 6, 2017, West Pikeland Township approved Ordinance 2017-01, An Ordinance providing for a Septic Management Program for West Pikeland Township in accordance with municipal codes, the Clean Streams Law and Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act 537. The purpose of this Ordinance is to provide for the regulation, inspection, maintenance, and rehabilitation of Individual Sewage Systems in our township. Full text of the Ordinance can be found here: https://www.westpikeland.com/ordinances
The Ordinance states, “Property owners shall arrange for an initial inspection of the On-Lot Sewage Disposal System to be conducted by a Pennsylvania Sewage Management Association certified inspector within three (3) years of the effective date of this ordinance for the purpose of determining the type and functional status of each sewage disposal system in the Township and every three (3) years thereafter”.
What does this mean?
The Township will be notifying residents who have not had an inspection and pumping report from a Licensed Liquid Waste Hauler since April 1, 2017 or the last 3 years from the date of the letter.
Your Hauler provides documentation to Chester County Health Department, there is no further action needed on your part except to schedule the service.
What should I do?
If you had your septic tank pumped and inspected after April 1, 2017, you will not receive a notice from the township unless your Hauler has not submitted the paperwork to the Chester County Health Department. If you receive a letter and did have the inspection and pumping, contact your Hauler and they will need to provide the information to the Chester County Health Department. You can also forward a copy of your invoice to us at email@example.com
If you have not had your septic tank pumped and inspected since April 1, 2017, please contact a Hauler to pump your septic tank. They will provide the information to the Chester County Health Department.
If you have public sewer, this notice does not apply.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 610-590-5300.