Some jobs may require multiple permits, licenses, and/or applications.
Please make sure you have all the necessary forms.
All lists may be incomplete. If you are not sure what permits, licenses, and/or applications you need, please contact the Municipal Building.
For any questions about permits, please contact the
Municipal Building at (610) 586-1514
The Township of Darby Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance are available for Download below:
This link with take you to the Delaware County Municipal Interactive Zoning Application showing all of the individual zoning designations for the 49 municipalities within Delaware County.
All the forms listed below can be found by clicking here.
Permits are required by the Township for a number of activities
which include, but are not limited to the following:
new construction, heating and central air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, additions, alterations, sheds, swimming pools, concrete work, driveways, patios, decks, sewer work, sewer tie-ins, signs (including temporary signs), and banners.
All plans must be reviewed for compliance with the
township building and zoning ordinance #670.
The cost of a permit is nominal and could avoid significant cost later on,
which may be incurred, if ordinances are ignored.
Fees will be doubled if work begins before the permit is issued.
All contractors must be licensed by the Township.
All YARD SIGNS require a permit, but there is no cost.
Building • Demolition and Removal • Signs
Tower, Mast, Antenna • Fences (Commercial & Residential)
Grading & Excavating • Concrete Work • Containers
Parking Permit (Form not online)*
As per Ordinance #520, parking of a non-commercial vehicle
on the street in Darby Township between the hours of
3:00AM and 6:00AM (unless an exemption has been made)
requires an overnight parking permit.
As per Ordinance #689, an overnight parking permit costs $20.00.
To apply/renew, must present all current owner's
cards to the Municipal Building.
*All parking permits expire December 31 of each year.
Special Exception • Variance
Any and all electrical work
Any and all plumbing work
Use and Occupancy Application
Residential and Commercial
Rental License Application
All properties used for residential / commercial rental purposes
Transient Retail Business Application
Sale of Food Products • Sale of Dairy Products
Retail Store License Application
Opening and operating a store
Handicapped Parking Application
If a handicap parking sign is to be installed in front of your home
To apply, must also present a note from your doctor and a copy of either your handicapped license plate or placard.
Business Privilege License
Every business operating in any manner within the Township of Darby is required to obtain a Business Privilege License each and every year and to post that license in a visible location within your establishment.
Business Privilege License Applications and Business Privilege License Tax Return forms can be found by going to the Municipal Resource Recovery Systems, LLC website and going to the section titled "Township of Darby"
**These forms cannot be directly found on our website**
All the forms listed above can be found by clicking here.
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