Building Permits

PLEASE BE ADVISED: 

All permitting forms have been updated for 2023.  Applications revised prior to December 2022 will NOT be accepted. Additionally, permitting fees were updated in the most recent Easttown Township Fee Schedule.

SUBMIT YOUR PERMIT ONLINE* (Permit Portal) - The permit portal adds you to the queue faster, and allows for online payments. HOWEVER, a completed and signed application still needs to be submitted to the Township either in person or to easttown@easttown.org

Unsure if your permit application is complete? Use the Application Completeness Checklist.

BUILDING PERMITS

Building permits are required for proposed changes that are governed by the Uniform Construction Code. For more details, please refer to Chapter 160 Construction Codes, Uniform of the Township of Easttown Code and the 2009 International Residential Building Code, 2008 National Electrical Code, and Act 45 of 1999 of the State of Pennsylvania and all amendments, collectively known as “Codes.” All Construction is required to meet applicable provisions of these Codes.

  • Examples of projects that may require a Building permit include, but are not limited to:
    • Electrical installation, repair, replacement (i.e. lighting, outlets, car chargers, etc.)
    • Mechanical installation, repair, replacement (i.e. Furnace, Air Conditioning, etc.)
    • Roof replacement or repair
    • Interior Renovations (i.e. remodeling, finished basement, etc.)
    • Adding accessory buildings/structures (i.e. decks, garages, pools/spas, etc.)
    • Expanding buildings/structures (i.e. home additions, covered porch/patio, etc.)
    • New Construction
    • Demolition (partial or full)

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS

All building permits require contractor information (general contractor and all subcontractors) to be submitted with each application, regardless of previous submissions. Required contractor information includes:

  1. Pennsylvania Home Improvement (HIC) License for each contractor
  2. Certificate of Insurance showing Easttown Township as the Certificate Holder for each contractor
  3. Worker’s Compensation Insurance showing Easttown Township as the Certificate Holder for each contractor


ADDITIONAL BUILDING PERMIT GUIDANCE