Penn Township

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 A Word From Our Building Inspector/Zoning Officer

Below is a list of items that will require a permit. If you are looking for information regarding zoning, you should first refer to our zoning map and Zoning Ordinance. The map can be found above and the Zoning Ordinance can be found in the Township office. You can stop by anytime during normal office hours to look at the book or you may purchase the book (cash or check) for $50. If you would like to purchase a book any advanced notice you can give us is appreciated. For more information regarding permits check out the Permit Requirements Fact Sheet.

What do I need a permit for?

  • New buildings, renovations, additions or installments
  • Demolition
  • Electrical and plumbing work
  • Fences over 6-8 feet
  • Sheds, accessory structures
  • Signs
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler systems
  • Pools in excess of 24 inches high
  • Decks/patios
  • Driveway extensions
  • Anything that effects a building’s structure
  • Boilers, water heaters, furnaces
  • HVAC
  • Drainage systems
  • Home occupations

*Some additions and installments, such as decks, need to be approved by homeowner’s HOA before coming to the township for permits.

**If you are ever unsure whether you need a permit, call the office.**

Land Development

Penn TownshipThe following subdivision/land development plans will be reviewed by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors at their public meetings. The dates of these meetings can be found under the Township Info section of the website

Please contact the township office for more information. To learn more about the Planning Commissions scheduled review of plans and our meetings, please check out the agendas & minutes.

Comprehensive Plan

The full comprehensive plan is available for review at the Penn Township office, 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, PA.
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