Permits

Building Permits

Must be Obtained Prior to Construction.

Permits are required for, but not limited to, the following: new construction, additions and structural alterations, swimming pools, storage sheds, decks, garages, fences, signs, home occupations and front yard parking areas.

Swimming Pools

Swimming pools are regulated by the Westmont Borough Code and the PA Uniform Construction Code.

In-ground, above-ground and on-ground swimming pools including soft-sided and blow-up pools, and hot tubs and spas capable of containing water to a depth of 24 inches require permits, fencing and gates. Permanently installed pools require Special Exceptions by the Zoning Hearing Board.

Moving Permits

A moving permit is required prior to moving into, within, or out of the Borough. Landlords are responsible for notifying their tenants.

Garage Sales

Garage, yard, or miscellaneous sales of household items require a permit. A sale may be held for one or two consecutive days and no more than two sales are permitted per calendar year at the same residence. Permits are required PRIOR to the sale.

Solicitation

Prior to solicitation in the Borough, vendors of merchandise must obtain a permit from the Borough Office. The salesperson is required to show this license upon your request.

Burning Permit

Outdoor fires are permitted upon private property for the burning of non-offensive matter. Fires are permitted Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Burning is not permitted on Sundays or legal holidays. A permit is required.

Accessory Vehicles

Boats, boat trailers, campers, house trailers, motor homes, or any other type of trailer parked on your property must comply with regulations of the Westmont Borough Zoning Ordinance. Permits are required.

Vandalism Costs You – The Taxpayer

Numerous street signs and posts are vandalized and stolen each year. This form of vandalism and maliciousness costs tax dollars to replace and repair; dollars that could be put elsewhere. If you have information that will lead to the arrest of violators, please call the West Hills Regional Police Office at 255-4145.