West Caln Township

721 West Kings Hwy
PO Box 175
Wagontown, PA 19376
(610)384-5643

 
 
     Zoning Officer     
Mike Safadi
West Caln Township
610-637-1877

codes@westcaln.org

     
Building Codes/Building Inspector
Pete Kingsley
Commonwealth Code 
717-278-0964
petek@commonwealthcode.com

Our Building Inspector is available to answer building codes, permit, and inspection related questions.
All general zoning/code questions can be directed to the Zoning Officer or by calling the Township Office and speaking with the Township Manager or Assistant Manager.
ALL permits must begin with a completed Building and/or Zoning Permit Application being submitted to the Township.  Any permits submitted directly to the Building Inspector and/or Zoning Officer will not be processed.


Zoning Ordinance Information

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The Zoning Ordinance can be found under The Code of the Township of West Caln by clicking on the link below. Simply click on the link, scroll down and click on Zoning.

WEST CALN TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE

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WEST CALN TOWNSHIP ZONING MAP

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PLEASE NOTE
Stormwater Management requirements must be met BEFORE a Building or Zoning Permit
can be issued for projects involving the addition of more than 1000 square feet of
impervious coverage or 5000 square feet of earth disturbance. 
MORE INFO HERE


WHEN DO YOU NEED A PERMIT?

Building Permits are required for many projects before beginning work. If you are working with a contractor, please coordinate with them to determine who will submit the permit application for your project. The Township Building Inspector is required to review and approve building plans. Projects requiring building permits include, but are not limited to, new construction, additions, major electrical and plumbing work, renovations invloving structural changes, solar panel installation, new or additional decks and porches, above and in-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, accessory structures greater than 200 sq. ft., etc. Penalty provisions exist and apply to all construction what proceeds without the proper permits and inspections. *A Zoning Permit must be submitted with all building permits*

The Township utilizes the 2018 International Building Code. Building permits are issued after a plan review has been completed.

Zoning Permits are required under the Zoning Ordinance to regulate all accessory structures including but not limited to fences, storage sheds, etc. All structures are subject to review and permit regardless of their size and location. The most common question regarding sheds is the required set back from property lines. Shed must be placed a minimum of 15' from all property lines and are not permitted in front yards.


Driveway Permits are required for access to all new construction and for alteration or resurfacing of existing driveways. If you reside or are planning to build on Pennsylvania state road, you will need to obtain a driveway permit from PennDot.



Sign Permits are required when placing a sign outside a business, church, school, office, etc. There are Zoning restrictions with regard to the size and placement of signs. Please refer to the Zoning Ordinance for more information. 



MISCELLANEOUS PERMITS

Demolition Permit

Timber Harvest


 
 
 
 
 
 

Phone: 610-384-5643

Fax: 610-384-9035