Only contractors who are registered with the township may obtain building permits to perform work in Whitemarsh Township. Contractors must be able to show proof of workers' compensation insurance, designating Whitemarsh Township as a certificate holder. Contractors who are self-employed or meet the criteria outlined in the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law for exemption from providing Workers' Compensation should fill out the Workers Compensation Exemption Form
Contractors who are registered with the state must also register with the township. There are no fees to register except for plumbers, who have a $50 registration fee. Master Plumbers must also be able to provide proof from the institution or municipality which certified them as master plumbers. Journeymen plumbers must be able to list the name of the master plumber for whom they work.