Licensing and Permits

The City of Coatesville’s Permits and Licensing Department can guide you through the process of obtaining necessary permits and licenses for various activities within our city. Whether you’re a resident, business owner, or contractor, we strive to provide a streamlined and efficient experience.

Obtaining permits is crucial to ensure compliance with local regulations and to promote the safety and integrity of our community. Our department oversees a wide range of permits, including construction permits, business licenses, special event permits, and more. Typically, certain special events will need approval the City before they can be added to the official calendar. If you are unsure about an event, feel free to contact us for more information, or to create event, view our calendar here. We are committed to assisting you in navigating the permit application process, answering your questions, and ensuring that all necessary requirements are met.

For contractors and developers, we offer resources and information to help you understand the permitting process specific to your needs. Our goal is to facilitate smooth and timely construction projects while adhering to the relevant building codes and regulations. We are here to support you every step of the way, from initial application to final approval.

Business owners can also rely on us for licensing assistance. We provide guidance on acquiring the necessary licenses and permits to operate within the city limits. Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one, our team is ready to help you navigate the licensing requirements and ensure compliance with local ordinances.

Please explore our website for detailed information on specific permits and licensing procedures. We are dedicated to providing clear instructions, forms, and resources to make the application process as straightforward as possible. If you have any questions or need further assistance, our knowledgeable staff is just a phone call or email away.

Special Event Permits

Event planning may involve special permits, licenses, fees and/or city approval before taking place. Due to the numerous steps in our process, we encourage residents to contact the city prior to planning an event. In order for an event to be considered, special event forms must be submitted with the city for approval and authorization. Contact the finance department for special event forms. For information regarding fees, view our fee schedule. For any additional questions, feel free to give us a call at (610) 384-0300.

Licensing and Permits Documents

Uses for Licensing and Permits

Our department assists in the completion of permit applications, ensuring that all required information is properly filled out and submitted.

Once your permit application is approved, we provide a convenient process for you to pick up your permits, allowing you to proceed with your planned activities.

For rental property owners, we offer the ability to schedule inspections to ensure compliance with the City of Coatesville’s Minimum Housing Standards, promoting safe and habitable living conditions.

If you are planning to use a property for a specific purpose or register a certain type of business, we can help you schedule inspections to verify compliance with relevant regulations.

If you observe a violation of zoning, building compliance, maintenance, or other related issues, we provide a means to file complaints, allowing us to address the concern and take appropriate action.

By obtaining the necessary permits and licenses, you can rest assured that your activities, whether it’s construction, business operations, or hosting events, are in compliance with local regulations, promoting safety and avoiding potential penalties.

Our website provides valuable information, resources, and forms related to permits, licensing, zoning, and code compliance. This enables you to easily access the information you need and navigate the process effectively.

Finding out more information

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.

Fees and Payments

Fees and payments are applicable for various types of permits, including building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permits. The amount of the permit fee is determined based on the project’s valuation, which is calculated using fee tables specified in the code. These fees cover the cost of reviewing plans and conducting thorough field inspections to ensure compliance with appropriate construction methods and materials. For information on any associated costs for the above, please contact the finance department for methods of payment. All payments can be processed with the finance department, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Contact and Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Phone: 610-384-0300, Ext. 3133.