Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Building / Code Department

All permits are the responsibility of the property owner.
Permits MUST be posted prior to the start of the work.

On December 17, 2014 the Township Board of Commissioners adopted a new Code Enforcement Fee Schedule for 2015. Click below to download this document:

2015 Code Enforcement Fee Schedule
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Building / Code Frequently Asked Questions

What work do I need a Building / Code permit for?

An owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a residential or commercial building or erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace an electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system regulated by the Uniform Construction Code shall first apply to the Building Code Official and obtain the required permit under § 403.62a (relating to permit application). (b) An emergency repair 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 3 business days of the repair or replacement.

Building Permits, Commercial or Residential:

  • New House
  • Additions (No matter how small.)
  • Windows (Energy Code requires .35 UA or better, list of each location.)
  • Doors
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Whole House Remodel
  • Basement Remodel (Requires egress door or window.)
  • Roofing (Even just a single layer.)
  • Siding and Gutters
  • Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves
  • Concrete Structural Installation
  • Cell Towers, Windmills, Etc. (Possible Zoning Approval)
  • In-ground or Above-ground Pools (Full set of plans required for in-ground pools.)
  • Retaining Walls (4 ft. or higher requires engineered design.)
  • Demos
  • Asphalt Installation, Replacement (Possible land development requirements.)
  • Concrete Walks and Driveway (Does not include any structural installation.)Sheds (Size Limitations)
  • Fences (Height Limitations)
  • Curb Replacement

Electric Permits, Commercial or Residential:

  • New House
  • Additions
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Basement Remodel
  • Whole House Remodel
  • Garage
  • In-ground or Above-ground Pools
  • New Service or Upgrade

Mechanical Permits, Commercial or Residential:

  • New House
  • Additions
  • Whole House Remodel
  • Basement Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel

Plumbing Permits, Commercial or Residential:

  • New House
  • Additions
  • Whole House Remodel
  • Basement Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • In-ground Pools
  • Water Heaters

Owner furnished/supplied materials and installation must be included in total cost of job. All permits in place before issuance of any permits for project. Contractor information and insurance documentation. Escrow may be required.

When in doubt, ask the Building Code Official at the Township, 610-494-0384.

How much does a residential permit cost?

Permit fees for residential construction/alterations are listed at the top of each permit application.  We extend a discount to residents over the age of 62 years of age, and widows and widowers age 50 and over.  This discount is available once per calendar year and eliminates the permit fee for work performed up to $10,00.00.

Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC permit fees are 3% of the total cost.

What do I do if I notice a vacant home?

If you have a concern and believe a property to be vacant please contact the Code Department immediately at 610-494-0384. 

Do I need a permit to install Solar Panels?

Yes! A permit is required for installation, alteration, repair or removal of a solar panel, solar panel array or solar power system components. In addition, when installing roof-top solar panels or free standing solar panels, all installations will require site inspection and plan review for compliance with International Residential Code 2009 Chapter 23, the International Building Code 2009 and the NEC 2008 for Commercial standards, prior to issuance of a building permit. Please review our Solar Array Plan Review Requirements for more information. 

Solar Array Plan Review Requirements (73.3 KiB)

 

BUILDING / CODE DEPARTMENT WINDOW SERVICE HOURS

Monday through Friday:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

ALL OTHER HOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Department Staff

Building Code Official
Bob Ellis
(610) 494-0384
bellis@astontownship.net

Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer
John Pili
(610) 494-0384
jpili@astontownship.net

Secretary
Eileen Bailey
(610) 494-0384
ebailey@astontownship.net

Secretary
Janice Misci
(610) 494-0384
jmisci@astontownship.net

Commercial Permit Applications

Residential Permit Applications

General Forms & Applications