Other Permits

Sign Permits
Any outdoor signage for your business must be issued a sign permit. To apply for a permit, stop by the Department of Building, Housing, and Code Enforcement.

You will need the following:
  1. Letter of permission from the owner
  2. Indication on plan of all existing and proposed signs
  3. Computation of the following:
    • Sign area of each existing and proposed sign
    • Sign area, height, and setback of each existing and proposed free-standing sign
  4. Sketch of the proposed signs indicating dimensions, materials, source of illumination, and construction method
Outdoor Cafe
Restaurants may apply for an outdoor seating permit issued by the Department of Building, Housing, and Code Enforcement. With the application you must submit a hold harmless agreement. View Chapter 90A of the borough code for more information.

Historic District Regulations
No permanent sign or other structure within the West Chester Historic District may be constructed, altered, or otherwise changed, in whole or in part, nor may the exterior architectural character of the structure be altered until after an application for a building permit has been fully reviewed by the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB). After a certificate of appropriateness is recommended by the HARB, it is brought to Borough Council for their approval. For additional information on the Historic District and HARB regulations, contact the Department of Building, Housing, and Code Enforcement.