Why do I need a building permit just to put up a fence?
The requirement of a building permit helps protect all property owners and residents of Whitemarsh Township by making sure that any work done in the township is according to the established standards of the building codes and zoning ordinance adopted by the township. It is the property owner's responsibility to obtain the required permits, although some contractors include the cost of a permit in their bill.

If you have any questions, please contact the Building and Permits Department.

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