Building Permit and Information

Building permits are required for many different types of construction projects and improvements. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical, geothermal, solar, blasting, and fire suppression permits are included under the Building Permit. This is an all inclusive permit application. Please fill out the pages applicable to your project.

For questions regarding the permit application or process, please contact Susan Sharp at 610-459-1662 x 204 or . 

After you have received your permit, when you are ready for any inspections, contact Linn Architects at or 610-566-7044 option 2.  For electrical inspections, contact Len Warren at United Inspections at 610-399-5094. Thank you. 

Building permits are required for the following:

  • Air conditioning
  • Covered porch or deck
  • Decks - thirty inches (30") or more above grade
  • Electrical service upgrade
  • Fences
  • Finishing a basement
  • Furnaces
  • Garages
  • Gas line installation
  • Generators
  • Geothermal wells
  • Heat pump installation
  • House construction
  • Kitchen renovation - Cosmetic changes such as changing kitchen cabinets, painting, or replacing flooring DO NOT require a permit
  • Retaining walls over four feet (4')
  • Roofs
  • Sheds - over 300 s.f. and/or with utilities (water and or electric)
  • Stucco permits (replacing with new stucco or siding)
  • Tenant fit-outs
  • Water line installation 

Roofing permits have their own permit application. CLICK HERE.


Stucco permits have their own permit application. CLICK HERE.


Cell Tower permits have their own permit application. CLICK HERE


SEPTIC PERMITS: As of June 1, 2023, the Delaware County Health Department (DCHD) is responsible for inspections, investigations, permit issuance, and enforcement for the installation of individual and small community on-lot sewage disposal systems. For Septic Permit information, CLICK HERE


EXISTING SPETIC SYSTEMS: Edgmont Township will still review permits associated existing septic systems (i.e. additions, pools, etc.). Please contact Susan Sharp if you have questions: