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FAQ

How do I obtain a Building Permit?

 Either download the Building Permit Application from the Forms Page or come to the Borough Office any weekday from 9:00am – 4:00pm for assistance and paper forms. Please be aware that all contractors must be registered to work in the Borough and be properly insured. The Contractor Registration Form is also available online or at the Borough Office. Please call the Borough Office at 215-822-7295 if you need assistance completing the application. The Building Inspector/Zoning Officer is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm to answer your questions.

What happens after I submit my Building Permit Application?

 The permit is given a number and processed by the Zoning Officer who will contact you when the permit is ready, usually within two weeks.

What is the cost for a Building Permit?

 The Building Permit Fee is determined by the schedule set forth in Chalfont Borough Resolution. The applicant is called with the amount due when the permit is ready for pick-up.

How do I get a dog license?

 Dog licenses are obtained through the county. Contact the County Court House at 215-348-6000 for further information.

Where do I vote?

 The Chalfont Borough polling place is the United Methodist Church, 11 Meadowbrook Lane, Chalfont, at the corner of Meadowbrook and West Butler Avenue. Polls are open from 7:00am – 8:00pm.

When should a Use and Occupancy permit be obtained?

 A Use and Occupancy Permit and its preceeding inspection are required whenever borough real estate is bought or sold, or occupancy changes (as in rental units or businesses.) There is a $75 fee to apply for this permit (available to download from our Forms Page or at the borough office) and includes a first and, if needed, a second inspection. There is a $25 charge for each subsequent inspection.

How do I obtain a Solicitation Permit?

 If you wish to solicit in the Borough of Chalfont you must stop by the Central Bucks Regional Police Department, 57 West Court Street, Doylestown, and complete an application for a Solicitation Permit. Office hours for applications and permits are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

ALL PERSONS in your group must appear in-person and complete an individual application (Example: 10 people=10 applications.) These must be filled out in person at the Administration Building. NO EXCEPTIONS.
All applicants are required to supply the following:
1. $50 non-refundable application fee per application
2. PLUS one of the following fees per person: Daily Fee of $25; Weekly Fee of $100; Monthly Fee of $200, paid after applicant is cleared by background check.
3. Photo identification
4. Two passport size photos (for police department records only)
5. Criminal History Report on every individual in group.

ALL NON-PROFITS (RELIGIOUS & GOVERNMENT) are exempt from these fees and forms but are required to stop by the Police Station and inform Duty Officer what group you are, how many people you have, and how long you intend to be in the Borough.