Permits & Inspections / Code Enforcement
CODE DEPARTMENT SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT
UPDATE – 4/1/20 – Changes below are pursuant to the Governor’s order to shut down all construction activities
As the Township implements Federal, State, County, and Township guidance to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Virus; the Township Board of Supervisors has issued an Emergency Declaration.
The Township Code Department Staff is working remotely to the extent possible. Code Department Services during this period will be addressed as outlined in the UPDATED statement linked here.
The Code Department will protect the health, safety, welfare, natural resources and historic resources of the Township to promote and improve the quality of life for all residents in accordance with the Township vision statement and applicable plans and ordinances.
Who we are is the possibility of being the premier code department in Chester County by providing courteous, informed interaction with our customers and fair, even enforcement of the ordinances we are charged to uphold.
We promise to provide accurate, timely information to all customers at their request. We promise to respect each customer as an individual and treat them with dignity and integrity. We promise to be on time. We promise to evenly and fairly enforce applicable ordinances without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, economic status, handicap or religious preference. We promise to do our utmost to assist residents and other stakeholders in being compliant with applicable ordinances.
The purpose of the Building Code is to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and the safety of life and property from fire and other hazards.
The East Goshen Zoning Ordinance is intended promote and protect the public health and safety, prevent overcrowding of land, blights, congestion, and provide for various types of residential, commercial and industrial uses to further the goals and objectives set forth in the Township Comprehensive Plan and to encourage the appropriate reuse of historic structures.
Click here to learn about the Zoning Hearing Board.