Business Licenses & Contractor Registration
All contractors working in the Borough of Pottstown must be licensed to do work in the Borough. (General Contractors, Alarm Installers, HVAC, Electricians, Plumbers, etc).
A Business License is required to do work in the Borough.
All Contractor Registration Applications must include:
- Certificate of Insurance
- Liability Insurance
- Workman's Compensation
- Change of Occupancy (PDF)
- Electrical Installation (PDF)
- Soliciting Items for Sale, Conducting Pamphlet / Flyer Distribution/Transient Retail Merchant (PDF)
- Structural Alterations and/or Repairs (PDF)
- Adding New Structures, Additions, Dwelling Units (PDF)
- Garage, Sheds, Parking Area, Driveways, Fences, Decks, Pools, Porches (PDF)
- Plumbing Fixtures Installation (PDF)
- Demolition (PDF)
- Signage (PDF)
- Sidewalk & Curbing (PDF)
- Mechanical Installation (PDF)
- Impervious Surface (PDF)
Individuals Needing Permits
- Permit applications may be applied for and obtained by the property owner, contractor and/or authorized agent.
- Plumbing permits must be applied for by the owner or a Master Plumber licensed by the Borough of Pottstown.
- Applications for Building Permits should include the following:
- Description of proposed construction (dimensions, type and extent of work, materials)
- Estimated cost of construction
- Type of occupancy (residential, office, retail, etc).
- Name, address and telephone number of owner, contractor and authorized agent
- Plot Plan indicating lot dimensions, proposed construction location, existing-structures, and driveway
- Floor layout including dimensions
- All new construction for public, commercial, industrial, office and multi-family uses must be reviewed by the Borough Planning Commission and approved by the Borough Council
General Building Code Guidelines
- All permits must be obtained and fees paid prior to starting actual work. Fees are based on type, size and cost of construction
- Licensing and Inspections staff requires 24 hours notice for all inspections. Contact Licensing and Inspections at 610-970-6520.
- Contractor is responsible for notifying office for all inspections
- Permit Cards must be visibly displayed on job site
- The Building Code Official must be notified of all structural and / or plan changes in construction after Permit is issued
- Final inspections must be made and a Certificate of Occupancy issued prior to occupation of any structure
- Applicant is responsible for obtaining the necessary Third Party Underwriter electrical inspections and approvals and provide proof of the same to the Building Code Official
- Construction must commence within six months from the date the permit is issued
- Permit fees are non-refundable. Approved building plans must be available at the construction site at all times
Requirements by Outside Agencies
- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Asbestos Program Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Asbestos Abatement (PDF)
- Demolition / Renovation Notification Announcement (PDF)