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West Caln Township
Assistant Zoning Officer
West Caln Township
Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, Inc.
Pete is available to answer your permit and inspection related questions, but ALL permits must begin with a completed Building Permit Application submitted to the Township.
PLEASE NOTE: Stormwater Management requirements must be met before a building or zoning permit can be issued for projects involving the addition of impervious coverage or significant ground distrurbance.
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When Do You Need a Building or Zoning Permit?
Many home improvements will require a permit before the work begins. The Building Official is required to approve a building plan if you are planning projects such as, but not limited to, home additions, electrical and/or plumbing work, adding or enlarging a deck, or installing a swimming pool on your property. The cost of a permit is nominal and will help you avoid significant costs that may be incurred if ordinances are not followed. Penalty provisions apply to all construction which proceeds without the proper permit(s) and inspections. Please contact the Township offices with any questions relating to Building Permits and the application process.
The Township utilizes the 2009 International Building Code. Permits are issued after a plan review has been completed.
The Zoning Ordinance has provisions regulating storage sheds, regardless of type and proposed location. All such structures are subject to review and permit, regardless of size and location. These regulations include a shed on a temporary foundation. Please contact the Township Building Official when planning to erect one of these structures.
Sheds must be 15' off of the side and rear property lines, and are not allowed in the front yard area.
Permits are required for access of all new construction as well as any alterations or resurfacing of any existing driveway. If you reside or plan to build on a Pennsylvania state road, you must contact PennDot for a Driveway Permit.
Placing a sign outside of businesses, offices, churches, schools, etc. requires that a sign permit application be submitted. There are Zoning restrictions that must be observed with respect to the size and placement of signs. Please refer to the Zoning Ordinance for more information.
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
ZONING PERMIT APPLICATION
SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION
DRIVEWAY PERMIT APPLICATION
Fee Schedules For Building Permits
ADMINISTRATIVE FEES FOR BUILDING PERMITS
INSPECTION FEES FOR BUILDING PERMITS
WEST CALN TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE
WEST CALN TOWNSHIP ZONING MAP
West Caln Twp Zoning Ordinance Appendix A includes plant materials list
West Caln Twp Zoning Ordinance Appendix B includes model timber harvesting regulations
ZONING HEARING AND CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATIONS