PERMITS

TOWNSHIP PERMIT COORDINATOR

Jason Barron

610-458-1601

jbarron@westvincenttwp.org

 

The Building Department is responsible for handling all zoning, planning, building permit approvals, land development, and subdivision matters of the Township. The Department is responsible for the issuance of various building and zoning permits, performs field inspection of all construction projects, and also conducts detailed reviews of subdivision and land development plans that are submitted to the Township for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.

ENGINEER

LTL Consultants, Ltd.

610-987-9290

ZONING OFFICER

Tracey Franey

Cedarville Engineering Group, LLC

610-458-1601

On WVT premises Mon/Wed/Fri - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Zoning Officer acts as the liaison with the Zoning Hearing Board.

BUILDING CODE OFFICIAL

INSPECTION OFFICER

Matt Spellmann

ARRO Consulting

(cell) 484-880-3910

ZONING HEARING BOARD

HOW DO I CHECK ON THE STATUS OF MY PERMIT?

Please refer to the Submission and Approval Process below

THE PERMIT PROCESS

Complete and submit application(s) - complete in entirety, the appropriate building application package and/or zoning application package.

Fees are collected in two parts--at application and at issue. Refer to the Township Fee Schedule for a complete list of fees and their collection due dates.   

Submission and Approval Process

 

Submission Process

Upon receipt of your application and supporting documents, the Permit Coordinator:

* will review your application to ensure correct completion,

will request any omitted items and/or clarification of submitted plans, and

* will submit your application to the Zoning Officer for review and approval. 

Review and Approval Process

After the Zoning Officer receives complete applications and deems the submitted documents are in compliance with construction codes, zoning ordinances, and other municipal and state ordinances (approved), one set of plans is returned to you.

The review and approval of your residential/commercial building permit by the Zoning Officer will be performed within 15/30 business days, respectively, of receipt of your application. 

The applicant will be notified by the Permit Coordinator via telephone and/or email when the permit is approved and ready within the 15/30 business day timeframe noted above.  

If the Zoning Officer does not approve your application, you will be asked to correct the code violations or appeal the decision.

Receipt of Your Permit - The building permit is a document granting legal permission to commence construction based on the approved plan. The building permit must be posted in a window or other prominent place at the constructions site with a copy of the building plans at the site. 

Any changes to the original plans will require a new review and approval process and must be submitted to the Permit Coordinator, who will log the receipt of new plans and forward to the Zoning Officer. Construction performed on changes to plans not approved by the Zoning Officer/Township is in violation of municipal, county, and state laws and subject to fines and additional fees. 

Arrange Township Inspections - Each major phase of construction must be inspected by the Inspection Officer to make certain the work conforms with all codes and the approved plans. Inspections required for your project will be indicated on the permit.

Schedule an Inspection (Commercial or Residential)- The permit applicant must call the Inspection Officer directly at 484-880-3910 to request an inspection providing contractor name, contractor phone number, address of job location, permit number, and type of inspection. 

If the Inspection Officer finds work that is out of compliance with the approved plans, the applicant will advised in writing of the violation and remedy.  If the violation is serious, a stop work order may be posted until resolved and a follow-up inspection takes place. 

Stormwater Inspection - Scheduled directly with the Township Engineer, LTL Consultants, Ltd. at 610-987-9290

Note: The Township is required to supply a list of all building and zoning permits to the Chester County Assessment Office. A County Assessor will visit your property with no appointment. Refer to Chester County Assessment Process in your permit application package for full details. 

Receive Certificate of Occupancy - is the formal document marking completion of your construction project, compliance with all codes and provides permission to occupy your new/renovated building. 

Structures may not be used/occupied until a certificate of use and occupancy has been issued by the Township Building Inspector.