Permits

 

**Some jobs may require multiple permits, licenses, and/or applications. Please make sure you have all the necessary forms**

**All lists may be incomplete. If you are not sure what permits, licenses, and/or applications you need, please contact the Municipal Building**

For any questions about permits, please contact the Municipal Building at (610) 586-1514

 

Permits are required by the Township for a number of activities which include, but are not limited to the following: new construction, heating and central air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, additions, alterations, sheds, swimming pools, concrete work, driveways, patios, decks, sewer work, sewer tie-ins, signs (including temporary signs), and banners.

All plans must be reviewed for compliance with the township building and zoning ordinance #670

The cost of a permit is nominal and could avoid significant cost later on, which may be incurred, if ordinances are ignored. Fees will be doubled if work begins before the permit is issued.

All contractors must be licensed by the Township

All yard sales require a permit, but there is no cost

 

UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, ALL FORMS ARE TO BE FILLED OUT AND PHYSICALLY RETURNED TO THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING. FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN AN EMAIL

All the forms listed below can be found by clicking here

 

The following is a list of licenses required in Darby Township:

Contractor's License

Required for any and all contractors to work in the township

 

The following is a list of activities categorized with its appropriate permit type that are required in Darby Township:

Building Permit

Building

Demolition and Removal

Signs

Tower, Mast, Antenna

Fences (Commercial & Residential)

Grading & Excavating

Concrete Work

Containers

Street Opening Permit

Street Opening

Pool Permit

Pool Installation

Parking Permit (Form not online)

As per Ordinance #520, parking of a non-commercial vehicle on the street in Darby Township between the hours of 3:00AM and 6:00AM (unless an exemption has been made) requires an overnight parking permit. As per Ordinance #689, an overnight parking permit costs $20.00

**To apply/renew, must present all current owner's cards to the Municipal Building

**All parking permits expire December 31 of each year

 

The following is a list of activities categorized with its appropriate application type that are required in Darby Township:

Zoning Application

Special Exception

Variance

Electrical Application

Any and all electrical work

Plumbing Application

Any and all plumbing work

Use and Occupancy Application

Residential and Commercial

Rental License Application

All properties used for residential rental purposes

All properties used for commercial rental purposes

Transient Retail Business Application

Sale of Food Products

Sale of Dairy Products

Retail Store License Application

Opening and operating a store

Handicapped Parking Application

If a handicap parking sign is to be installed in front of your home

**To apply, must also present a note from your doctor and a copy of either your handicapped license plate or placard

Business Privilege License

Every business operating in any manner within the Township of Darby is required to obtain a Business Privilege License
each and every year and to post that license in a visible location within your establishment.
 
Business Privilege License Applications and Business Privilege License Tax Return forms can be found by going to
the Municipal Resource Recovery Systems, LLC website and going to the section titled "Township of Darby"
**These forms cannot be directly found on our website**

Municipal Resource Recovery Systems, LLC website External Link

 

All the forms listed above can be found by clicking here