Permits & Forms

Charlestown Township requires a permit for major property modifications to ensure adherence to building codes and meeting requirements for acceptability of the project.

Please read this first... Our Guide to Permits can save you (and us) a lot of time by answering just about any question related to your project. The guide will help you determine whether or not your project requires a permit, and if so, what document(s) you need to submit for your specific project.

The following permit descriptions and forms are available: (PDFs open in a separate window.) Dates shown represent date of last content revision.

Building and Related Permits

Construction/Demolition

Contractor

Inspections

Inspections Other Than Electrical

To request an inspection on your project, please email the township office at admin2@charlestown.pa.us with the following information:

  1. Permit #
  2. Your Name
  3. Site Address
  4. What type of inspection you need

We transitioned to a new inspection company, Keystone Municipal Services, for all permits issued after September 1, 2020. If your permit was issued after Sept. 1st, inspections are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

If your permit was issued prior to September 1, 2020, Chris Madera is the inspector, and his inspections are scheduled for Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Please allow 48 hours to schedule an inspection.
Electrical Inspections

To request an electrical inspection on your project, please call or email:

United Inspection Agencyinfo@unitedinspectionagency.com

(215) 542-9977

Worker’s Comp Exemptions for Building Projects

Permit Fee Schedules

Controlled Fires

Parks & Recreation

Property, Subdivision, and Zoning Hearing Board

Appeals

Updated: November 16, 2020