- Review Process
- Submission Checklist
- Green Project Fee Discount
Warwick Township requires a non-refundable deposit for all permit applications. A $50 non-refundable plan review deposit is required with all permit applications.
Your building plans are reviewed by certified inspectors knowledgeable in building, plumbing, fire, electrical and mechanical codes. They also inspect your project at several points before completion. This ensures that your structure meets the building code requirements of the State of Pennsylvania and the Warwick Township Code. Your permit fees are calculated based on the cost and size of your project. See the Warwick Township Fee Schedule above for more information. Contractors are required to supply their Contractor’s State Registration information to Warwick Township. Warwick does not accept faxed permit applications.
If you have not completed these steps, your permit will be returned to you. Note that one project may require multiple permits.
- Have you included all the supplemental forms?
- Have you included two copies of all plot plans, construction plans and specifications?
- Have you signed your permit application?
- Have you included the $50 deposit?
Warwick Township is going green! Did you know you may be eligible for a discount on your permit fees if you install equipment and products that are certified green by a third party (e.g., LEED, Energy Star, etc.)? Simply fill out and submit the “Green Incentive Discount” form along with your permit. You must attach Third Party certification to be considered for the discount.
When Are Permits Required?
- Building Permits
- Zoning Permits
- Grading Permits
- Floodplain Permits
- Road Occupancy Permits
Required for: All structural interior and exterior changes. Examples include but are not limited to: new houses, new commercial buildings, additions (living space, attached garages), detached garages, basement finishes, sheds over 144 s/f, barns, decks, fences enclosing a pool, walls over 4′, chimneys, pools, hot tubs, sprinkler systems, roof dormers, window enlargements, concrete patios, garage conversions to living space, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, paver, brick or slate patios set in sand, reroofing, replacement or alterations of HVAC system components and water heaters, alterations to the electrical system (this includes upgrading your service panel), alterations to the plumbing system, demolition, underground tank installation or removal, walkways, alternative energy systems and blasting.
Required for: Placement of all structures locationed on a property and changes in use. Examples include but are not limited to: new houses, new commercial buildings, additions (living space/attached garages), detached garages, sheds, barns, decks, fences, walls, pools, hot tubs, patios, in-law suites, fire pits, home occupations, annual use approval, walkways/sidewalks, alternative energy systems, wells (potable/geothermal), dumpsters, storage units, construction trailers, temporary outdoor sales events, tree removal, and driveway resurface/enlargement.
Required for: All earth disturbance or increases of impervious coverage over 1,000 s/f, any changes to the existing drainage patterns, and all inground pools regardless of size. Examples include but are not limited to: new houses, new commercial buildings, additions, large garages, barns, regrading of property, pools, large patios, driveway enlargements, installation of stormwater management facilities, on-lot septic systems, and parking lots.
Required for: All development of any properties in a special flood hazard area.
Required for: All encroachments into the township right-of-way. Examples include but are not limited to: temporary construction entrances, utility installation, driveway connections, and sidewalk installation/replacement.
Unsure which permits are needed for your project? Please consult this chart for common projects and their respective permit applications. If still unsure, please call the Planning and Zoning Department.
- To Determine Which Permits Are Needed For Common Projects
- Download Chart
- Green Discount Form
Complete this form with your permit application to be eligible to receive a 10% permit fee discount on energy saving projects!
- Meeting Room Rental Application
Are you looking to rent one of the Community Rooms or Main Meeting Room for a function? Download the form and fill it out in its entirety and return to the Township Building. We do not allow birthday parties.