Building and Development in Kennett Township


Kennett Township is dedicated to creating a sustainable yet business friendly environment. We strive to maintain the beauty of our rural landscape while encouraging sustainable business friendly practices and development.

 By working with our partners in the business community along with the stewards of our environment, we strive to create a community that is welcoming to all – making Kennett Township the perfect place to live and invest.

 To help you on your way to becoming a part of our wonderful community, we have compiled a list of projects that require a permit from the Township.  If you are looking for information about zoning, please refer to our zoning map and zoning Ordinance.  The map can be found HERE and the Zoning ordinance can be found HERE or hard copy can be obtained at the Township Offices for a fee of $150.
 For specific information about permit requirements, please refer to our document “When is a Permit Required”.

 A Permit is Needed …..

 New buildings, renovations, additions or installations*

  • Demolition
  • Electrical and Plumbing Installation or Alteration
  • Fences over 6 feet
  • Sheds, Accessory Structures
  • Signs
  • Fire Alarm and sprinkler Systems
  • Pools in excess of 24 inches High
  • Decks and Patios
  • Driveway Extensions
  • Building Alterations or Additions That Effect a Building’s Structure*
  • Boilers, Water heaters, Furnaces
  • HVAC Installations
  • Drainage Systems
  • Certificates of Occupancy (Commercial Only)

More detailed information on permit requirements can be found HERE.

 *Note that some additions, installments and alterations to property require Home Owner Association approval before obtaining Township permits.  Please check with your HOA by-laws