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Building Department

The Delaware Township Building Department guides property owners, developers and builders in land development and construction that meets the regulations, procedures and ordinances set down by the Township. Contact SFM Consulting LLC at their number when planning new construction or to secure a building permit for an addition or for making improvements to an existing residential or commercial structure.

Building Code

SFM Consulting LLC
To schedule inspections, go to sfmconsultingllc.org and click "schedule an inspection".

Important:

  • SFM Consulting needs at least 48 hours notice to schedule an inspection.
  • If circumstances change and the inspection must be canceled, 24 hours notice is required.
  • If a representative of SFM does not contact you within 8 hours of an inspection request, please call 484-330-9088 to arrange the inspection.
  • All permit forms can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET A PERMIT?

Roofing 

  •  Fill out a building permit application. Fill out Parts I, II, and IV.
  •  Under Part I, Section A, check box 4, Repair, replacement.
  • Provide a written description of the project. A written proposal from the contractor often will suffice. For example, the written description should include, but not be limited to; tear-off of existing roofing, installation of ice and water shield, installation of felt paper and flashing, and installation of the specific type of finish material to be used. Also pitch of the roof should be identified.

Wood Stoves/Pellet Stoves

  • Fill out a building permit application. Fill out Parts I, II, and IV.
  • Under Part I, Section A, check box 3, Alteration.
  • Provide the manufacturer’s installation specifications for the model of stove and flue type.
  • Provide a floor plan showing where the stove will be placed relative to walls.

Decks

  • Fill out a building permit application. Fill out Parts I, II, III, and IV.
  • Under Part I, Section A, check box 2, Addition.
  •  Under Part III, Section E check box 31, wood frame, and fill in square footage of deck at line 49.
  • Provide a floor plan of the deck with stairs, and a cross-section of the proposed deck with pier footing details, beams, joist and connectors, along with railing.

New Homes and Additions

  • Fill out a building permit application in its entirety.
  • Provide floor plans for each floor level including basement.
  • Provide a detailed building cross-section.
  • Provide elevation drawings for each elevation.
  • Provide a plumbing DWV diagram.
  • Provide a potable water supply diagram.
  • Provide plans and specifications for HVAC
  • Provide plans and specifications demonstrating energy code compliance.
  • Provide electrical plan showing lighting, switching, receptacles, etc…

 

Engineering

Boucher & James, Inc.
Phone: (570) 629-0300
Fax: (570) 629-0306

Delaware Township

Forms & Documents

Application for Building Permit SFM
Applicant for Electrical Permit SFM
Building Code
Inspection Process for Commercial Construction

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