In order to protect the public health, safety and welfare, Upper Chichester Township requires the vacant registration of properties after 30 days of vacancy. It is important to monitor the number of vacant buildings in the Township in order to: Assess the effects of the condition of those buildings on nearby businesses and residential neighborhoods […]
Upper Chichester Township
License and Inspection
About the License and Inspection Department
Welcome to the License and Inspections Department of Upper Chichester Township! This page will help you navigate important aspects of Code Enforcement, UCC Permitting and the BCO, and Engineering. All of these parts make up license and inspections and are an integral part of our Community.
The Township employs various personnel to enforce local code requirements related to Business, Housing Inspections, Property Maintenance, Vacant Dwellings, Zoning Permits and other Township Ordinances.
Building Code Office
The Township of Upper Chichester is required to enforce the PA State Uniform Construction Code (UCC). We do this through a third party agency for permit approval, plan review, and inspections. Upper Chichester Township Permits are: Building, Electrical, Fire Protection, Mechanical, and Plumbing.
When projects are 500 square feet or more, Grading and Stormwater Management (SWM) are required to be implemented for a project. A Grading permit with fee, plans signed and sealed by an engineer, and an Escrow Account are required if the project size meets the requirements. Please see Ordinance 490: Stormwater Management and contact the License & Inspection Coordinator for additional information.
Licenses and Permits
Below you will see the various types of licenses and permits that help to enforce some of our Ordinances, ensure safe structures are built and maintained, and to help keep the community safe and healthy.
Contact the License and Inspections Department
Contact for general inquiries, permit fees, business registrations and property concerns.
(610) 485-5719 ext. 205
Contact for information on citations or violations on properties.
(610) 485-5719 ext. 213
Contact for questions or concerns with regard to property maintenance.
(610) 485-5719 ext. 214
Building Code Office
Contact for Information regarding the UCC regulations.
Contact for information regarding the regulations on food and drinking establishments.
Use and Occupancy and Zoning Officer
Contact for information regarding renting / selling properties and Zoning regulations.
Lisa Catania, P.E.
Contact Catanaia Engineering Associates for information regarding Grading and Stormwater Management.