What types of work or uses require a permit?

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.

  • Additions/Alterations/Repairs 
  • Decks   **(include zoning and drainage fee)
  • Fences
  • Finished basements
  • Hardscape (patio, walkway, steps)
  • Heater/Air Conditioner/Generator - install or replacements
  • Kitchen and bath renovations
  • New buildings
  • New electrical or plumbing services
  • New sewer or water service
  • Photovoltaic instatlations (roof or ground mounted solar panels)
  • Pools (Inground/Above Ground)
  • Re-roofs
  • Sewer line repair or replacement
  • Sheds
  • Signs
  • Solar panels
  • Standby generators
  • Tenant fit-outs
  • Underground and above ground tank removal or installation
  • Water line repair/replacement
  • Wood burning stoves

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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. Is a new use and occupancy permit required for buying or selling a single family residential dwelling?
7. What construction codes does West Whiteland Township follow?
8. Are there restrictions on the types of pets that I can keep on my property?
9. I am repaving my driveway. Do I need a permit?
10. Are residents permitted to engage in outdoor burning on their property?