Licensing and Inspections

Licensing and Inspections Department

COVID-19 Scheduling Process for Rental and Property Inspections

  • Upon receiving the application and payment, the L&I Department will schedule the appointment and notify the application as to the date and time
  • A representative is to meet the inspector at the front of the property.
  • If an appointment is missed, a fee will be assigned.

All inspections including building, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, fire, etc. are to be scheduled by contacting L&I via email (preferred) at or 610-970-6520.

The Licensing and Inspections Department oversees:

  • Property transfer inspections
  • Rental inspections for rental licenses
  • Issuing permits
  • Contracting and business licenses
  • Land development
  • Subdivisions
  • Zoning


The Borough of Pottstown refers to the following codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code for all commercial properties. Building permits are required for alterations as well as new construction.
  • 2015 International Fire Prevention Code regulates the issuance of permits and inspections for certain activities.
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code requires properties to be maintained to a minimum standard.
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code requirements for plumbing work.
  • 2014 National Electrical Code for all electrical work in the Borough.
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code sets the requirements for heating systems and pressure vessels.
  • 2015 International Residential Code for all residential properties. Building permits are required for alterations as well as new construction.
  1. These codes can be found by visiting the International Code Council website. View the updated Administration of ICC Code (PDF)

View information on fees associated with the Licensing and Inspections Department (PDF)