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FAQ

How do I obtain a Building Permit?

Either download the Building & Zoning Permit Application from the Forms Page or come to the Borough Office any weekday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 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, and Friday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM to answer your questions.

What happens after I submit my Building Permit Application?

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

What is the cost for a Building Permit?

 The Building Permit Fees are determined by the Fee 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 Bucks 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 Lane and West Butler Avenue.  Polls are open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

When should a Use and Occupancy permit be obtained?

 A Use and Occupancy Permit and its preceding 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 first stop by the Central Bucks Regional Police Department (CBRPD), 57 West Court Street, Doylestown, and complete an application for a Solicitation Permit. Office hours for applications and permits are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

ALL PERSONS in your group must appear in person and complete an individual application (example: 8 people = 8 applications).  These applications must be filled out by each individual in person at the Police Administration Building, NO EXCEPTIONS.  As part of the application process, the applicant shall pay a non-refundable application fee to CBRPD for obtaining the applicant’s criminal history/record.  Alternatively, the applicant may obtain his/her criminal history/record directly from the Pennsylvania State Police and present it to the Central Bucks Regional Police Department as part of the application process provided it is dated within 90 days of the permit application.

All applicants are required to supply the following:
1. Currently, there is a $50 non-refundable application fee per application
2. PLUS one of the following fees PER PERSON as specified in the Borough’s Fee Schedule: Daily Fee of $25; Weekly Fee of $100; Monthly Fee of $200; paid after applicant is cleared by background/criminal history check.
3. Two forms of identification.
4. Two passport-size photos (for police department records only).
5. Criminal History Report on every individual in group.

For a more comprehensive explanation of the Solicitation Permit process, fees, and the rules an regulations regarding soliciting in Chalfont Borough, please read Ordinance 423.  It is an ordinance regulating door-to-door soliciting and canvassing, providing a registry for those who do not wish to receive door-to-door solicitors, the days/times when permitted soliciting is permitted in the Borough, and the rules, the fines for for violating the rules, etc.