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 The Department of Codes & Life Safety

The Department of Codes & Life Safety is responsible for the Health, Safety and Welfare of the community and our visitors. This is achieved through the administration and enforcement of the Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Property Maintenance and Fire Protection Codes. Also, the department administers and enforces the East Whiteland Township Zoning Ordinance.

The administration of these codes includes reviewing applications for permits, examining the accompanying plans and documents for compliance with the code, issuing applicable permit(s), conducting inspections and issuing the Certificate of Occupancy upon the completion of the project.

The Department of Codes & Life Safety works with the
East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Association, Police Department, Public Works, Fire Marshal and the appointed Township Engineer.

In addition, the department augments the volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians with career firefighter/EMTs 24 hours a day seven days a week.

 Building Codes

The Township has adopted the 2009 versions of the International Code Council's (ICC) International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Fire Code and the 2005 National Electrical Code. East Whiteland also enforces the Accessibility provisions of the ANSI A117.1 -2003 standard. Local admendments as well as the ordinance adopting these codes can be found in Chapter 65 of the Code of East Whiteland.
Special Note to Residential Contractors: Carbon Monoxide Alarms required

 Property Maintenance Code

The Property Maintenance Code adopted by the Board of Supervisors is the International Code Council National Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition with local amendments. This code is used to provide the minimum health and safety requirements for existing buildings and structures. The ordinance adopting these codes, including amendments, is listed in Chapter 141 of the Code of Township of East Whiteland.


Requirements in 2009 IRC include the installation of Carbon Monoxide detectors in one and two family dwellings, also new requirements for addition of gypsum wallboard to open floor assemblies (i.e. basements).

 Online Resources

  Code of the Township of East Whiteland, Pennsylvania
  PA Dept. of Labor & Industry: UCC Additions to International Codes
  Suburban Realtors Alliance Municipality Information
  2016 EWT Residential Deck Specification Guide

 Department Information

Latta White
Building Inspector / Interim Fire Marshal
610-897-4208 | Email
Jennifer Linder
Administrative Assistant
610-897-4206 | Email
Daniel Kerrigan
Interim Emergency Management Coordinator / Deputy Fire Marshal / Building Inspector
610-897-4254 | Email
Steve Miller
Interim Building Code Official/Building Inspector/Asst Fire Marshal
610-897-4203 | Email
Matthew Fink
Interim Chief Fire Official
610-644-8558 | Email
Municipal Building
209 Conestoga Rd
Frazer, PA 19355

P: 610.648.0600
F: 610.648.0388

Office Hours:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday



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