Building Code

The Building Code adopted by the Board of Supervisors is the PA.UCC. Act 45, consult PA L&I for the current codes. The ordinance adopting these codes which includes amendments to them is listed in Chapter 71 of The Code of the Township of Whitpain.

The building inspections required in conjunction with issued building permits can only be scheduled by contacting someone in the Code Enforcement Department. Inspections can not be scheduled using the Township voice mail system.

Permit Fees

Fees charged by the Township for various building permits are listed in the Whitpain Township Fee Schedule (PDF). This should be used only as a guide, since the actual total applicable fees need to be calculated on a case-by-case basis by the code enforcement officers. Fees are payable at the time of issuance of the building permits.

Permit Processing Time

The maximum time for residential permit processing is 15 business days from original date of receipt of the application, and for commercial permits is 30 business days. Processing time may be longer or shorter depending upon work load, project complexity, clarity of project scope and detail, completeness of the application and current department backlog.

Code Copies

A copy of these codes is available for reference at the Wissahickon Valley Library at 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422 (phone 215-643-1320), and at the Township Building by appointment. If interested in securing a copy of these codes, please contact International Code Council. For information about obtaining a copy of these code, please contact the Code Enforcement Department.