The Borough of Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Borough Hall: (215) 345-4140
57 W. COURT STREET, DOYLESTOWN, PA 18901|BOROUGH HALL: (215) 345-4140|POLICE: (215) 345-4143
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The Borough of Doylestown requires that prior to installing or expanding a patio or driveway the property owner shall acquire a Permit from the Department of Building and Zoning.

When A Patio or Driveway Permit is Required:

Installation or expansion of a patio or a driveway requires a permit. Resurfacing or repairing an existing patio or driveways does not.

Permit for Driveway or Patio Installation:

A permit is required for the installation of a driveway or patio. Failure to secure a permit before installation may impose violations, fines and necessitate the removal of installed structures.

Planning Considerations

Zoning Requirements:

Patios and driveways must end at least two feet from property lines. Driveways must terminate in legal parking areas. Vehicles cannot be parked in the required front yard (setback.)

When you apply for a patio or driveway permit, the application will automatically be routed to Zoning for review. Please be sure you have checked your required yards for your Zoning District.

Applicable Building Codes

All construction work must conform to the requirements of the following codes:

2015 International Building Code (IBC)2015 International Building Code (IBC)

Standard Inspection Requirements:

  • • Concrete slab or asphalt (forms in place before concrete is poured or asphalt is laid)
  • • Final

Driveway or Patio Permit Application and Review Procedures

1. Complete the Driveway and Patio Permit Application and bring it to the Borough Building & Zoning Office at 57 West Court Street with payment.

2. The staff will accept your completed permit application. You must attach 2 copies of the site plan. See the list below for what must be shown on the site plan. Note staff will not accept incomplete applications. Site plan shows measurement of distances from property lines to proposed patio or driveway.

To be reviewed Site Plans must: ­ ­

  • -show all structures on the site. ­
  • -show all property lines, streets, easements, rights-of-way and dedications.
  • ­-show the front yard set back line.
  • ­ ­ show any proposed parking area with measurements.

3. You will be contacted when a decision has been made on your application. Permit review normally takes 7 – 10 days but may be as long as 20 days.

4. Do not begin work until your application has been approved and you have an issued permit in your hand.

5. Once work is complete you must schedule a final inspection to close the permit.

The information provided in this guide is intended only to assist individuals in understanding the code requirements. It is not a complete recitation of the code. Property owners should consult the Doylestown Borough Code of Ordinance for answers to specific questions.

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