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PERMITS & INSPECTIONS

Doylestown Borough Permit Applications

Doylestown Borough requires permits for many things. If you are contemplating doing work, renting an apartment or home, or opening a business in Doylestown please make sure you have the proper permits. The Building and Zoning Department office is happy to help. The links below provide many of the forms and information you may need.

Common projects needing permits include:

APPLICABLE CODES

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

  • 2009 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2009 International Electrical Code (IEC)
  • 2009 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2009 International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC)

For simple projects you can view the ICC Codes online at no charge here.

Online Borough Code of Ordinance

Building Permits

A building permit is required to erect, construct, enlarge, add to, alter, repair, replace, improve, remove, install, or maintain any structure or building. This includes accessory buildings such as pools, decks over 30 inches off the ground, garages or car ports, etc. The provisions of the Borough of Doylestown Code of Ordinances and the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code control the requirements for building permits.

Residential Building Permits Package includes plumbing, mechanical, electrical etc.

Commercial Building Permits and information includes plumbing, mechanical, electrical, accessibility, etc.

Residential Use & Occupancy for sales and rentals.

Business and Commercial Occupancies - regardless of owner or tenant occupation.

Other common permit projects:

Attic and Basement Bedroom Info

Fence Installation

Patio and Driveway Installation

Pool Installation

Road Opening

Sewer Lateral Repair and Replacement

Shed Construction or Installation

Sidewalk Replacement

Signs

Stormwater Info

Subdivision and Land Development

Tree Removal

Windows and Roofing Replacement

Non-Building Permits

Parade and Gathering Permits

Parking Permits

Soliciting & Peddling

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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