Permits, Fees & E-Forms

The Buildings and Code Enforcement Officer & Zoning Officer have:
Residential & Sign Permits:
15 Business Days to review and approve**
Commercial Permits & Zoning Applications:
30 Business Days to review and approve **

**To ensure a timely approval process, make sure applications are complete.

The following forms may be downloaded, printed, completed, and mailed to (or dropped–off at) the Borough Office. If submitting forms by mail, please send to:

Borough of Malvern

1 E. First Avenue, Suite 3

Malvern, PA 19355

Electronic Forms

Borough Fee Schedule 2022


(Click on a Permit Name to open a PDF version)

Residential Permit Checklist Commercial Permit Checklist
Contractor Registration Commercial/ New Residential Building Permit*
Residential Building Permit* Plumbing Permit
Electrical Permit Mechanical Permit
Conditional Use Application Road Opening Permit
Rental Permit Application Rental Tenant List Form
Alarm Permit Re-Roofing Permit
Siding Permit Sign Permit
Dumpster and Storage Container Permit Fence Permit*
Zoning Permit Demolition Permit
Residential U&O Inspection Commercial U&O Inspection
Safety U&O Inspection Community Installation Policy & Application
Stormwater O&M Agreement Stormwater Management Ordinance
Park Rental Application MCV Complaint Form
Shade Tree Removal or Pruning Application Curb, Driveway, & Sidewalk Application
Reimbursement Agreement Room Rental Application

Open the following document(s) to access the appropriate Permit Instructions & Permit Package: 

Deck Permit Instructions & Permit Package

Driveway Permit Instructions & Permit Package

Fence Permit Instructions & Permit Package

Generator Permit Instructions & Permit Package

Pool Permit Instructions & Permit Package

Shed Permit Instructions & Permit Package

*In addition, the below four (4) permits require an additional $4.50 PA State fee to be paid when submitted:

  • Building
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Zoning Hearing Board

Subdivision and Land Development Application:

Malvern Borough Codes, Zoning, and Ordinance:

Rental Property Requirements: 

Common Questions:

Check Before You Submit a Permit!

Open the following document to determine if a permit is required: 

When Is A Permit Required

When is a Zoning Permit required?

A Zoning Permit is required prior to the erection or structural alteration of any building, structure or portion thereof, and prior to the initial use or for changing use of a building or land and prior to the change, increase or extension of a nonconforming use. A Zoning Permit is also required for all home occupations, home professional offices or home business offices.

When is a Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Permit required?

Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Permits are required for both new and replacement work, as well as for new water supply and connection(s) to the sanitary service system.

Is Borough registration required for contractors?

Yes, all contractors that perform work in Malvern are required to be registered in the Borough. The contractors must provide adequate proof of Workers Compensation Insurance before they can be registered. This is for consumer protection. Consumers should ask to see the registration card.

When is a Certificate of Occupancy required?

Certificate of Occupancy is required for any change to a structure, and for all home sales and all rental units.

What are the requirements for commercial work?

All commercial work requires submission of plans to Malvern Borough.

Code Links

Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

As you know, this Act became effective July 1, 2009. Contractors who perform home improvements totaling $5,000 or more per year are now required to be registered with the Office of Attorney General. The new law requires written contracts between the contractor and you when the price of the project exceeds $500. All contracts should contain the contractors licensed registration number. If you are remodeling your home, be sure your contractor is registered with the Office of Attorney General before you sign a contract. Visit their website at or call toll free 1-888-520-6680. This new Act benefits you, the consumer!!! Be sure to check them out!!