PERMITS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?

Permits are required for most home improvements and all new construction. If you have any questions, email us or call 610-590-4101

 

Items that do NOT require a Permit:

Replacing like for like with no structural changes (new roof, new windows)

Fences under 6ft in height

Items that DO require a Building Permit (list is not inclusive of all items that require a permit):

Renovations

Generators

Sheds

Temporary Storage Pods

Large Tents

Solar Panels

Decks

Items that DO require a Building Permit and Additional Permits:

Pools

Additions

New Construction

Patios

Driveways

HOW DO I CHECK ON THE STATUS OF MY PERMIT?

Email us at permits@westpikeland.com

DO I NEED A PERMIT TO SOLICIT IN THE TOWNSHIP?

Yes, scroll down to find the permit you need to fill out and return to us at 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs PA 19425 with your check for $100 payable to "West Pikeland Township" or pay online here and email your permit application to us at office@westpikeland.com 

 

Permits are per person, and are good for one year from issuance. Our Police Department will run a background check on each applicant. 

 

You are permitted to solicit only between the hours of 9am to 7pm.

DO I NEED A PERMIT TO PARK A WORK VEHICLE OR RV ON MY DRIVEWAY?

No, residents may park work vehicles and Recreational Vehicles on their driveway with two exceptions:

- The vehicle may not be used as living quarters

- If you live in a Home Owners Association, check to see if they have restrictions in your development

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A DEMOLITION PERMIT?

We do not have a separate permit application for Demolition. Please use our General Building Permit Application here

HOW DO I PAY FOR A PERMIT?

Fees are due when the permit is approved. We will contact you with payment information.

BUILDING PERMIT FORMS

ZONING PERMITS & INFORMATION

OTHER PERMITS

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Selling door to door? Our township requires a solicitation permit. Hours permitted are 9am to 7pm only. Permits are good for one year. There is a $100 per person fee.

Loading Christmas Trees

If you will be selling seasonal items  you will need a permit. Fees are $100 per person and are good for 4 months.

Road Construction

Utility companies or other contractors who will be excavating township roads must submit a permit.

Bonfire in Sand

Planning a bonfire? You'll need a permit approved by the Fire Marshall.

Planning fireworks in the township? You're going to need a permit for that.

Farming Field

Professional Services Agreement for subdivision, land development or building development