Building, Housing & Code Enforcement

From Monday December 11, 2023, new Construction Permit Applications will not be accepted due to a software upgrade. After the upgrade, the application process will be entirely online. Thank you for your patience. 


Provide fair and consistent enforcement of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and the Code of the Borough of West Chester through community engagement and the utilization and application of the latest training and education in the profession in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community.

Core Functions

The Building & Housing Department is responsible for enforcement of the Borough Code & the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code. This involves reviewing and issuing construction permits. zoning approvals, land development reviews, regulation and inspection of rental properties & property maintenance enforcement.  

Code of the borough of west chester

recently adopted zoning code amendments and maps that will become effective on November 20th

***Please be advised that all building permits are to be submitted electronically.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Building and Housing office for assistance.*** --- Construction Permit Application



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