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All Building permits (including Re-roofing and Mechanical permits) have an application fee and a permit fee. Note: A permit is not valid until the required fees are collected.
As of December 2022,according to the Easttown Township fee schedule* the application fee is $75 forresidential properties and $105 for non-residential or multi-family properties.
The permit fee forall building permits is calculated as 2% of the project cost.
Kindly note thatadditional fees apply for Certificates of Occupancy (CO). If a building projectrequires a CO, a fee will be added to the permit cost upon approval ($75 for residential projects and $105 for non-residential). Shoulda residential temporary or conditional CO be requested, another fee will be charged for the additional CO.
*The Easttown Township Fee Schedule is reviewed andapproved annually by the Board of Supervisors. Please be sure to review themost current fee schedule prior to applying for your permit.
There is not a specific requirement to post the permit on-site, however, the permit holder must keep acopy of the permit and any released plans on the work site until the completionof the construction.
A permit expires (becomes invalid) unless the authorized construction work begins within 180 days after the permit’s issuance or if the authorized construction work permit is suspended or abandoned for 180 days after the work has commenced. A permit holder may submit a written request for an extension of time to commence construction for just cause. The building code official may grant extensions of time to commence construction in writing. A permit may be valid for no more than 5 years from its issue date.
All work shall be performed in accordance with the approved construction documents. The permit holder shall submit a revised set of construction documents for approval for changes made during construction that are not in accordance with the approved construction documents.
In order to change, remove, or add a new contractor to your open permit, submit the following information in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
An electrical permitwould be considered a type of building permit and can be applied for using thegeneral building permit application (parts X and XI on page 3 are specific toelectrical work).
Note: Easttown Township does not provide the required electricalinspection services in order to authorize work to be installed in constructionprojects. The contractor of record shall supply their own electrical inspectionthrough an authorized agency. For all work requiring an electrical permit, anapproved third party electrical underwriter mustbe selected and all submitted electrical plans must contain an approval stamp from the chosen underwriter.
A third party electrical underwriter is an agency certified by the PA Department of Labor& Industry.
Underwriters provide code services to ensure all electricalinstallations comply with applicable provisions of the National ElectricalCode and the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.
Emergency repairs or replacement of equipment may be made without first applying for a permit if a permit application is submitted to the building code official within three (3)business days of the repair or replacement.
A plumbing permit is considered a type of building permit and can be applied for using the general building permit application. The scope of work for this type of permit would be limited to work performed on interior plumbing.
A Sanitary Sewer permit application is separate from the general building permit application and applies to work performed between the principal building and the sewer main. This includes, but may not be limited to, repairs to the sewer lateral as well as disconnection, reconnection, or new connection to the sewer main.
Costs for Sanitary Sewer permits will vary depending on the scope of work. Please refer to the most recent Easttown Township Fee Schedule for more details.
A building code official may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy (CO) for a portion or portions of the building or structure before the completion of the entire work covered by the permit if the portion or portions may be occupied safely. The building code official shall set a time period during which the temporary certificate of occupancy is valid.
In order to request a temporary/conditional certificate of occupancy in Easttown Township, kindly submit the following:
*Please note projects related to an open subdivision plan may be subject to a different deposit amount.
If a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is required for your project, a final occupancy inspection must be conducted and all outstanding payments (permit fees and Township Consultant Fees) must be paid in full. Provided all fees are paid and final inspection has passed, the Building Code Official will issue a final certificate of occupancy within five (5) business days.*
*Per the Easttown Township fee schedule, a Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until all outstanding payments (permit fees and Township Consultant Fees) have been paid in full.