Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the Code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
Only contractors who are registered with the township may obtain building permits to perform work in Whitemarsh Township.
An Earth Disturbance Permit might be required if your project involves specific situations.
Any alternations to the exterior of any property or its environment that are designed to be visible from any public way within the designated historic district must be reviewed by the Historical Architectural Review Board.
Links to the Township Streets Department, Right of Way Ordinance, Zoning information, Transportation Impact Fee Documents
All work performed within the Right-of-Way (ROW) of township roads require a Road Occupancy Permit.
Whitemarsh Township and Whitemarsh Police Department establish certain fees for the permits, materials, and services provided to township residents. This page contains a listing of all fees charged by Whitemarsh Township.
Whitemarsh Township requires that owners of all rental units within the Township act in accordance with the Township Code's Rental Licenseing and Inspection Program requirements to ensure that each rental property is properly maintained by the owner and occupant. The Township Code provides for a regular inspection program, registration and licensing of residential rental units and penalties for noncompliance.
Requirements for the placement of portable storage units and dumpsters on properties located within Whitemarsh Township