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Current Fee Schedules4 documents

  • Electronic Sign-Usage-_Revised-Fee-Schedule-1
    document seq 0.00
    Fees for use of Electronic Sign
  • Electronic Sign-Usage-_ApplicationForm
    document seq 0.00
  • 2020 Fee Schedule
    document seq 0.00
  • Communications Facilities Fee Schedule
    document seq 0.00

Rental Property Permits, Forms & Documents5 documents

  • Application for additional U&O Inspecton
    document seq 0.00
    document seq 1.00
    Registration - Registration required to verify occupancy of property
  • Rental Inspection Application
    document seq 2.00
    Application for Residential Certificate of Occupancy for a Rental Unit
  • Change of Tenancy Notification
    document seq 3.00
    Registration - Used to Keep Contacts Up-to-date and for Earned Income Tax
    document seq 5.00
    Use * Occupancy - Inspection Required

Property Sales Permits6 documents

  • Residential Property Transfer Application
    document seq 1.00
    Use & Occupancy - Inspection Required
  • Application for Additional Inspection
    document seq 2.00
    Re-Inspection Form
  • 2019 Commercial Property Sale/Transfer Application
    document seq 3.00
    UCCC for Use & Occupancy - Inspection Required
  • Private Sewer Lateral Inspection Form 2016
    document seq 3.00
    Borough Ordinance - Application made to Schwenksville Water & Sewer Authority, required by Borough Ordinance
  • SBA-Privae Sewer Lateral Repair Report 2016
    document seq 5.00
    Borough Ordinance - Required by Schwenksville Borough Ordinance
    document seq 6.00
    Use & Occupancy - Required if some of the Repairs are to be completed after settlement

Zoning Permits[use, structures, fence, signs] & Documents9 documents

  • Fence Permit Application
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    document seq 0.50
    Zoning - The new use of the space is reviewed for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance ; and an Inspection is performed.
  • Zoning Permit Application
    document seq 1.00
    Zoning - New Uses, Accessory Uses, Accessory Structures, new structures; other
  • ZONING SAMPLE SITE (Plot) Plan for Zoning Permit
    document seq 1.55
  • Current Zoning Map
    document seq 2.00
  • Sign Application for Certificate of Zoning Compliance
    document seq 6.00
    Zoning - Prior to purchasing a sign, the sign Permit be applied for to determine compliance with the zoning ordinance.
  • Zoning Appeal Application
    document seq 7.00
    Zoning - Use for Zoning Appeals and Requests for Variances
  • Conditional Use Application
    document seq 8.00
    Zoning - For Uses only permitted by Conditional use Approval
  • Solicitors/Peddler's Permit Application
    document seq 9.00
    Zoning - For anyone doing door to door sales in the Borough

Commercial ApplicationsNo documents

Building Permits/Construction/HOPS14 documents

  • Construction Permit for Single Trade Projects
    document seq 0.00
    Use this permit for Single Trade Projects
  • Comprehensive UCC Building Permit Application
    document seq 0.00
    Use this for Multi-Trade Projects, Fire Suppression and Solar Projects
  • UCC Electrical Permit Application
    document seq 0.00
    For Electrical Only Projects
  • UCC Plumbing and Mechanical Permit Application
    document seq 0.00
    Use this for Plumbing and/or Mechanical Only Projects
  • Roofing Permit Application
    document seq 0.00
    UCC Repair or Replace Permit Application
  • Stormwater Management Application
    document seq 1.50
    For all DEP Regulated Activities - All Earth moving, Construction, Paving Activities must Apply
  • Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage Information/Exemption Form
    document seq 2.00
  • Swimming Pool Permit
    document seq 4.00
  • Application to replace or install Sidewalk, Curbing, driveway apron
    document seq 5.00
    UCC - Repair or Replace
  • Sidewalk Restoration Detail
    document seq 5.50
    Specifications for Sidwalk Construction
  • Road Opening_R-O_W Application
    document seq 6.00
    Right –of-way Management - Mostly USED by Utilities doing work in R-O-W
  • Application for Escrow_Fillable
    document seq 6.50
  • Road Restoration Detail
    document seq 7.00
    Design Specifications for Road Restoration
  • Notice of Proposed Improvements
    document seq 7.50

Land Development Applications4 documents

  • Subdivision & Land Development Application
    document seq 0.00
    SALDO Ordinance Compliance - For Subdivision or Non-residential  Development of Land or Re-Development
  • contract-for-professional-services-agreement
    document seq 0.00
    Required for SALDO but can be Used for Establishment of any kind of Escrow
    document seq 0.00
  • Montgomery County Municipal Request For Review
    document seq 0.00
    ACT 247 Review - All SALDO Applications

Other Applications & FormsNo documents

When planning a project, it is a good idea to contact the Borough and inquire as to whether or not you need a permit and how the process works.  Any property owner who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system must first apply to the Borough for the necessary permits.

BUILDING PERMITS are required for:

  • New home construction
  • Roofing
  • Deck or Porch
  • Swimming Pools
  • Interior or exterior structural alterations to an existing building 
  • Accessory Buildings of 250 sf or greater
  • Interior renovations 
  • Mechanical:  HVAC, Fireplace, wood stove, or gas fireplace installations
  • Electric 
  • Plumbing

BUILDING PERMITS are not required for:

  • Exterior replacement windows, doors and siding which are materials in kind.
  • Fences

ZONING PERMITS are required for:

  • All building permits excluding only mechanical, only electric and only plumbing
  • Demolition of a structure 
  • Signs
  • Pools
  • Paver patios
  • Fences
  • Sheds of all sizes
  • Home Occupations
  • Accessory Family Apartments
  • Change in Use or an added use
  • Commercial Change in Tenant
  • Communications Facilities

Any regulated activity, site construction or grading activity requires a Stormwater Management Permit Application for review.  Any construction or regulated activity cumulative since 2014 of 2500 square feet or more is subject to Stormwater regulations and requires a Stormwater Management Plan Review. 

All Zoning applications must be accompanied by a site layout plan drawn to scale showing location of all road frontages, existing  buildings, sidewalks, driveways in addition to the proposed construction with setback measurements.  Engineered plans may be required.   Signsand Fences have separate application forms. 

All Building applications must be accompanied by plans showing work being done and including specified materials.  Sealed plans may be required.  After zoning approval, your building plans are reviewed by a Third Party certified building inspector knowledgeable in required codes. When your permit is issued, you will be provided with a checklist of all required inspections, which may be scheduled by calling the Third Party Provider.

It is essential to obtain all required permits. Any work performed without the necessary permits will be subject to double permit fees or a failed re-sale use and occupancy certificate. 

Every permit issued becomes void if work is not in progress within 180 days after issuance or if work is not completed within one year. Permit extensions are available upon written request. 

Contact Information


Anne W. Klepfer- Zoning Officer
140 Main Street
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Phone: (610) 287-7442

All Building, Electric, Plumbing & Mechanical Permits
Castle Valley Consultants -Third Party BCO & Code Enforcement
610-469-8414, Option 2

ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED THROUGH SCHWENKSVILLE BOROUGH AND ALL PAYMENTS ARE PAYABLE TO SCHWENKSVILLE BOROUGH.  Proof of Workers Compensation Insurance is required with an application or an exemption form must be completed and submitted. 

34 Pa. Code § 403.121

The board of appeals shall hear and rule on appeals, requests for variances and requests for extensions of time. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the act or Uniform Construction Code has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the act or Uniform Construction Code do not fully apply or an equivalent form of construction is to be used.   Schwenksville Borough is a member of a regional UCC Board of Appeals.   Applications are filled with Schwenksville Borough. 

Property Maintenance Complaint?
Schwenksville Borough's Property Maintenance Program is primarily complaint driven.  Violations are also detected by drive through of the Borough by Castle Valley and Borough representatives.  To initiate a Property Maintenance complaint, please submit a Reporting a Concern Form

Selling or Buying a Home?

Residential Property Transfer Permits are required.  Code violations determined by the Schwenksville Borough Code Official will need to be corrected before Schwenksville Borough will issue a Use & Occupancy Permit for a new owner.  Transfer Only Permits can be requested for unique circumstances and are considered on a case by case basis.   If the property fails the first inspection, an additional inspection may be required

Landlords—Register Your Tenants

Landlords are required to register tenants with the Borough annually and notify the Borough when there is a change in occupancy.  Rental Units also must be inspected PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY.   Please remember to complete a Rental Unit Use and Occupancy Permit Application. 
 Annual Tenant Registration Form. 
Change of Tenancy Notification
Rental Unit Use & Occupancy Permit Application
Commercial Change-in-Tenancy Permit ApplicationAdditional Inspection Application