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Berks County > Municipalities > Penn Township


Burning Permit Application

A burning permit application and fee of $25, payable to Penn Township, must be submitted to Penn Township for open burning on lots more than one acre but less than two acres.  Open burning is not permitted on lots less than one acre. See below for Penn Township's burning ordinance and the burning permit application.

Burning Permit App-03.25.2019.DOCX2018-2

2018-2 Burning Ordinance -FINAL - 12.17.2018.pdf 

Building Permit Applications

Building permit applications and fees are located on the Light-Heigel (township engineers) website. Building permit applications and payments should be mailed or dropped off at:

Light Heigel & Associates, Inc.

430 East Main Street, Palmyra, PA  17078.

Please call with any building permit application questions at 1-800-257-2190.
Click below to go directly to Light-Heigel's Penn Township information page:

Permit Applications and Information


Zoning and Driveway permit applications

Zoning or Driveway Permit applications must be dropped off at the Penn Township municipal building at 840 North Garfield Road, Bernville, PA.  Payment is due at the time of application and is payable to Penn Township.

Penn Twp. Zoning App 12-19.pdf
Fee: $75.00 plus $3.00 for every $1,000.00 of construction.

 ZONING ORD OF 2008 -Incorporated AMENDMENTS-10.30.2018.pdf

 Digital Messaging Signs-amending zoning ord (ord# 2019-01).pdf

 Penn Twp Zoning Map-11.13.2018.pdf

 Driveway Permit (PDF)

Existing Driveway Fee: $75.00 plus $3.00 for every $1,000.00 of construction.

New Driveway Fee: $75.00 plus $3.00 for every $1,000.00 of construction plus $500.00 refundable escrow per the permit application.
A driveway drainage diagram is also available at the township office as an attachment to the permit application.


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