Permits and Licensing

Individuals planning to build or expand a house or business facility in the City of Coatesville should contact the office between 8:30 AM – 5 PM daily at 610.384.0300, Ext. 3133. Available staff will explain the various permits and applicable fees for all work related to new construction and/or alterations to existing buildings. The staff can also inform you how to access on the web building, zoning and planning ordinances that may impact on your proposed project.

 Residents can also use this opportunity to:

  • Complete permit applications.
  • Pick-up approved permits.
  • Schedule Rental Inspections.
  • Schedule Use & Registration Inspections
  • File Zoning Applications
  • File Complaints
  • File requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act


Fees are charged for each type of permit issued such as building, plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical. The permit fee is based on the valuation of the project, and calculated from fee tables established in the code. The fees provide for the checking of plans and adequate field inspection of the materials and methods of construction


Any associated costs for the above must be remitted in the form of a check or money-order. Cash and Credit cards are not currently being accepted at this time.