ZONING AND BUILDING PERMITS
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/Building Permit Process
The process of obtaining a zoning/building permit begins by filling out a building permit application. You can download a building permit application here or pick one up at the Township office.
The Zoning Officer will determine whether you need a zoning or building permit, or both. If your project requires 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.
Associated Building Inspections, Inc. (717) 733-1654
Commonwealth Code Inspection Service (717) 664-2347
Code Administrators, Inc. (717) 859-3350
A Few Helpful Links
"Do I need a zoning permit for....?"
Zoning/Building Permit Application
West Earl Township Zoning Ordinance (updated 2019)
West Earl Township Zoning Map
West Earl Township Land Use Map
Zoning Hearing Application