Construction Permit Applications

West Whiteland Township is converting to an online permitting process. As we transition, select permits (noted below) can be completed and submitted online. For applications that are not yet online, complete the fillable PDF using the links below and submit via email to

You can pay for all permits online

Contractors are not required to register with the Township. 

Use and Occupancy is not required for residential resale.

For more information on timing and the overall process, view our Permit/Inspection Process, or click the FAQs below.

Residential Permits

Permit Type (Click link below for more details on each permit) Click to Apply
Building (addition, deck w/roof, hardscape, interior, new construction, renovation, repairs) PDF
Deck (no roof) PDF
Demolition PDF
Electrical  PDF
Fence Online
Fire alarm/fire sprinkler (remove)
Mechanical (HVAC) PDF
Plumbing (water line, sewer line repair, new install) PDF
Pool PDF
Re-roof PDF
Shed Online
Solar PDF
Stormwater/drainage PDF
Tank removal PDF

Commercial Building Permits

Permit Type (Click link below for more details on each permit type) Click to Apply
Building (addition, interior fit-out, new construction, renovations, repairs) PDF
Electrical PDF
Exton Sq. Mall fire code (cart, store, table display) PDF
Fire alarm/fire sprinkler PDF
Fire operational PDF
Mechanical PDF
Plumbing PDF
Sign PDF
Solar PDF
Stormwater/drainage PDF
Tank removal PDF
Temporary zoning (trailers, storage, office, construction) PDF
U&O (resale, change in use, change in tenant to include sewer survey)  PDF

In addition to the completed application, all construction permits require the following:

  • Certificate of insurance, with West Whiteland Township listed as certificate holder, to include liability and workers' compensation (if applicable).
  • If, by law, you are not required to carry Worker's Compensation insurance, submit the notarized exemption form with your certificate of insurance. 
  • Construction drawings - one hard copy and one electronic set