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Tuesday - November 04, 2014
Election Day
Wednesday - November 05, 2014
Board of Supervisors' Mtg.
Thursday - November 06, 2014
Budget Work Session
Sunday - November 09, 2014
Trails and Tails 5K and 1-Mile Walk
Monday - November 10, 2014
Planning Commission

FAQ

GENERAL

Where is the Township Building located?

Click here to find the Township Building

What are the office hours for Whitpain Township?

Administration Department: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Code Enforcement: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When are Township Meetings?

Board of Supervisors – 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m.

Planning Commission – 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Zoning Hearing Board – 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Board of Appeals – 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Park and Open Space – Jan., Feb., March, May, June, Sept., Oct., and Nov. at 7:30 p.m.

What are the Tax Collector’s Hours

Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Which companies provide water service in Whitpain?

North Wales Water Authority (215-699-4836)
Ambler Water (215-646-1000)
Pennsylvania American Water (1-800-717-7292)

 

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

I would like to re-grade a portion of my back yard. Does this require a permit?

The Township requires that the property owner submit a sketch to the Engineering Department. The Township Engineer will determine if a grading permit is required. Generally, earth disturbances less than 200 square feet will not require a grading permit. An exception to this general rule is if the work is near a property line, floodplain or wetlands.

Where can I obtain a plan of my property?

A copy of the plot plan for your property may be obtained from the Township Code Enforcement Department or Engineering Department upon request (if available).

Where can I get a copy of a Township Map?

The Township website has several maps available for download in pdf format. The maps include the Township street Map, Zoning Map, Sanitary Sewer Map, Floodplain Map, Storm Sewer Map and Open Space/Protected Lands Map. In addition, paper copies of the maps may be purchased at the Whitpain Township building.

What permits are required if I resurface my driveway?

No permits are required from the Towsnip if the property owner is only resurfacing their driveway and not adding any additional pavement. In addition, a driveway modification form is not required to be submitted to the Township for resurfacing a driveway.

What permits are required if I widen my driveway?

For the installation of additional driveway pavement including driveway widening, the property owner must submit a sketch with the Driveway Modification Form to the Township engineering department. The Driveway Modification Form may be found in the "applications and forms" drop down menu on the Township website. A Township Roadway Occupancy Permit (TROP) is only required if you are doing work within the right-of-way of a Township Roadway. Generally, the right-of-way extends approximately twelve feet from the edge of the roadway or curbline. If you have any questions regarding the location of the right-of-way in front of your property, please contact the engineering department for more information.

What permits are required if I install a new sidewalk or repair/replace my existing sidewalk?

A Township Roadway Occupancy Permit (TROP) is required if you are installing, repairing or replacing sidewalk within the right-of-way of a Township Roadway, Generally, the right-of-way extends approximately twelve feet from the edge of the roadway or curbline. If you have any questions reguarding the location of the right-of-way in front of your property, please contact the engineering department for more information.

What is required to obtain a Township Roadway Occupancy Permit?

There are five components to a Township Roadway Occupancy Permit application (TROP):  the application form, a sketch of the work, the contractor’s insurance information, the application fee and an escrow for the proposed work.  The escrow will be returned to the applicant once the proposed work has been completed to the satisfaction of the Township.  The TROP application may be found in the “applications and forms” drop down menu on the Township website.  Once all of the required information has been submitted to the Engineering Department, a permit may be issued within five business days.

How do I know if I live along a Township, County or State maintained roadway?

The roadways within Whitpain Township are maintained by four separate entities. The roadways my be Township maintained, County maintained, State (PennDOT) maintained or privately maintained. The Township Street Map found on the Township website highlights the maintenance responsibility for each roadway within the Township through a color coding system.

Whom may I contact for information on PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permits?

PennDOT's Montgomery County Maintenance Office should be contacted for information on obtaining a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

PennDot Montgomery County Maintenance Office
Swede Road and Johnson Highway
P.O. Box 350
Norristown, PA 19404
(610) 275-2368

Whom may I contact for information on Montgomery County Highway Occupancy Permits?

The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Office should be contacted for information on obtaining a Montgomery County Highway Occupancy Permit.

Montgomery County Road and Bridges Department
One Montgomery Plaza
6th Floor and Airy Streets
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 278-3613

Are there any public or private easements on my property?

The plot plan for your property should highlight any public easements on your property. A plot plan may be obtained from the Code Enforcement Department or the Engineering Department. For more detailed information on public easements, please contact the Township Engineer. For private easements, such as electric, gas and communication utilities, the property owner should check their deed or contact the private utility company for more information.

Are there any restriction on what may be placed within a storm drainage or sanitary sewer easement on my property?

No structures or landscaping may be installed within a storm drainage easement or a sanitary sewer easement. Ornamental grasses and shrubs may be allowed within these easements.

Do I need a permit for a patio?

A patio permit is required to install a new patio or increase the size of an existing patio. There are three components to a Patio permit Application: the application form, a sketch of the work (including patio dimensions) and the application fee. The Patio Application may be found in the “applications and forms” drop down menu on the Township website. The patio application is reviewed for conflicts with easements and drainage swales and it must meet the requirements of the Township stormwater management regulations. Once the Township Engineering Department has reviewed and approved the permit application, a permit will be mailed to the property owner and/or applicant.

Where can I find a Licensed Surveyor or Engineer?

The phone book or internet may be used to find an engineer or surveyor. In addition, as a courtesy to our residents, a list of Professional Engineers and Surveyors licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that have previously submitted work to the Township is available on the Township website.

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