Do I need a permit to install a shed in my yard?
No building permit is required for the installation of a pre-fabricated shed. However, zoning approval is necessary. To obtain zoning approval, a detailed plot plan must be submitted, drawn to scale showing the square foot measurements, as well as the percentages of the following 3 types of coverage:
  • Building coverage
  • Green space
  • Impervious coverage

Please contact Building and Housing to properly identify which zoning district and block class the property lies and then refer to Chapter 112 of the borough’s Code of Ordinance, our Zoning Chapter, and locate the allowable coverage percentages under “Area and Bulk Regulations” for your district and block class. Submit the detailed plot plan to the Building and Housing office for review by the Zoning officer.

Access the following plot plan resources for more information:

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1. Can I get a building permit online?
2. Can I pay for my permit online?
3. How do I register as a contractor with the Borough of West Chester?
4. How often do I need a rental inspection?
5. How can I find the current approved student home list?
6. What hours of the day can construction work be performed in the borough?
7. Does the borough require a Use and Occupancy Certificate on the resale of an existing building?
8. Who do I call for a plumbing or HVAC inspection?
9. Who are the electrical underwriters approved by the borough?
10. How many hours after the snowfall do I have to shovel my sidewalk?
11. I need to repair my sidewalk, do I need a permit?
12. Am I permitted to post advertisements in the borough?
13. Do I need a permit to install a shed in my yard?
14. Where Can I find the Borough Zoning Code?