Chester Township Zoning

Fees and Dues

Chester Township

Residential Fees

RESIDENTIAL FEES
New Rates Effective = June 3rd, 2024

New Residential Building (House)

(plus 10 cents per sq. ft., over 3,000 sq. ft.)

$500.00
Residential Addition $150.00
(plus 10 cents per. sq. ft., over 300 sq. ft.)
Residential Accessory Building $150.00
(plus 10 cents per. sq. ft., over 300 sq. ft.) (section 5.01.03*)
Home Occupation (section 5.01.12*) $250.00
All other zoning certificates (wood decks, pools, tennis courts, etc.) $75.00
(section 5.01.02*/section 5.01.13*)
New Development Plot Plan Review
Preliminary Review $75.00
Final Plot Plan Review $125.00

*See corresponding sections in the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for more information.

RESIDENTIAL SIGN FEES
Home Occupation $25.00
Permanent Subdivision Identification Sign $150.00
Temporary Subdivision/Model Home Development $150.00

See section 9.17.10 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for more information on sign requirements.

Chester Township

Commercial, Industrial, and Shopping Center Districts' Fees

COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICTS’ FEES
New Building $500.00
(plus 10 cents per. sq. ft. over 2,000 sq. ft.)
Building Addition $450.00
(plus 10 cents per. sq. ft. over 300 sq. ft.)
General Use Zoning Certificate $150.00
All Other Zoning Certificates $150.00
(Excluding pools, wooden decks, tennis courts)

See sections 5.02.00, 5.03.00 and 5.04.00 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for more information.

COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICTS’ SIGN FEES
Monument / Free Standing $250.00
Front Wall Sign (main sign) $175.00
Special Event Sign/Banner $75.00
Sign Replacement $100.00
Electronic Sign $350.00
All other signs $50.00

See section 9.17.0 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for Signage Requirements.

BZA HEARINGS
Conditional – All Districts $450.00
Variance Request $450.00

See Article 6 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for information on Conditional Uses.

See section 12.02.0 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for information on Variance Reports.

 

REQUEST FOR AN AMENDMENT TO ZONING RESOLUTION
Zoning Change Request (plus cost of Court Reporter for Public Hearings) $1,000.00

See Article 3 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for information on Zoning Amendments.

ZONING FEES FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWERS
Telecommunication Tower $1,000.00
Co-location on Tower $300.00

See Article 11 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for information on Wireless Telecommunication Facilities.

PARCEL CONSIDERATION
Lot Consolidation $100.00
Lot Split $100.00

See section 12.00.03 of the Chester Township Zoning Resolution for information on Consolidations.

MISCELLANIOUS 

Preliminary plan review for any project, prior to application                                                                            $75.00

PENALTY: 

Double the cost of the permit fee for all applications issued after construction starts!

 

CERTIFIED:
Patricia Jarrett, Chester Township Fiscal Officer

Motion 2023-316, passed August 10, 2023, effective September 1, 2023.