Do you want to build a sunroom or deck? Are you going to finish the basement or order that storage shed so you can finally park the car in the garage? If so, you should know that West Earl Township has adopted a zoning ordinance and a building code which requires a permit before you begin to tackle those projects.
A permit is required whenever you add to, construct or locate a building or make any structural changes to an existing building. You also are required to have a permit if you upgrade your electrical service or modify your plumbing or mechanical systems.
The Zoning and Building Permit Process
The process of obtaining a zoning and/or building permit begins by filling out either the building permit application or the zoning permit application. You can download the applications below.
The Zoning Officer will determine whether you need a zoning or building permit, or both. If your project requires building inspections, the Township offers the choice of three building inspection agencies. Associated Building Inspections, Commonwealth Code Inspection Service and Code Administrators.
All building inspectors can perform residential and commercial inspections.