Building & Construction
Floodplain Permits Now Required
As of September 29, 2017, Floodplain Permits, in addition to other applicable Township Permits, are required prior to any construction or development being undertaken within a floodplain. For background, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) updated its Floodplain Maps and required Easttown, as well as all municipalities, to update its floodplain regulations to comply with its new Floodplain Maps and to meet the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) new minimum floodplain requirements. Using the statewide floodplain ordinance model provided by the Commonwealth, Easttown adopted Ordinance 428-17 on May 15, 2017. By adopting this Ordinance, it allows the NFIP to continue making flood insurance available to Easttown residents. To check to see if your proposed project falls within a floodplain, please visit http://www.chesco.org/2198/ChescoViews or https://msc.fema.gov/portal. For questions regarding Ordinance 428-17 and/or the Floodplain Permit Application, please contact Eugene Briggs, Zoning Officer, by telephone at 610.687.3000 ext. 109 or via email.
A Building Permit is required for all new construction, alterations and demolition within the township, including porches, patios, decks, swimming pools, and sheds. Prior to starting any work, the homeowner must obtain the appropriate permits and forms from the township for the proposed project. Please also note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to become familiar and comply with all Township Ordinances, including but not limited to the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance, the Natural Resources Protection Ordinance and the Stormwater Management Ordinance.
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- Permit Guidance Sheet (PDF)
- Building Permit Application Package (PDF)- includes Electrical Permit and Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Permit
- Drainage Permit Application (PDF)
- Zoning Permit Application (PDF) - includes fences and signage