Construction Permits

Permits, Licenses & Fees
Construction permits are required for most types of work and all contractors must be licensed with Radnor Township. Please contact the Department of Community Development to find out which types of work need permits.
    Requirements
    • Contractors submitting building permit applications are required to submit ALL sub-contractor permit applications at the same time as the building permit application.
    • In accordance with the Uniform Construction Code (Act 45) a $4 surcharge will be added to each permit issued for building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work. (Please note that this updated surcharge is not reflected in the Consolidated Fee Schedule)
    • HVAC Contractors are advised of the following:
      • All information requested on the Mechanical / HVAC permit application must be provided or the permit will not be issued.
      • Complete applications for permits must be submitted to the Department of Community Development in person and shall include all requested information.
      • Radnor Township will no longer accept Mechanical / HVAC permit permit applications through the mail.
      • All permits issued are required to have field inspections by a Code Official. The contractor is responsible for notifying the Code Official for an inspection of work, and the contractor must accompany the Code Official during the field inspection.
      • Emergency inspections will be handled on a call 1st basis. If work is done without permits 1st being obtained, administrative actions may be taken.
    Inspections
    All inspections, with exception of electrical work, will be done be a Radnor Township Code Official.

    Adopted Codes
    The following codes were adopted by the Board of Commissioners on February 22, 2010:
    • 2009 International Building Code
    • 2009 International Fire Code
    • 2009 International Mechanical Code
    • 2009 International Plumbing Code
    • 2009 NFPA Electric Code
    • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
    • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
    • 2009 International Existing Building Code
    • 2009 International Residential Code
    • 2009 International Property Maintenance Code
    The following code was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on June 18, 2012:
    • 2008 NFPA National Electric Code
    Purchasing the Codes
    The codes can be purchased directly from: