Rental Licensing & Inspection


On April 13, 2023, the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance No. 2023-1027 along with corresponding Resolution No. 2023-13. This Ordinance updates the existing Residential Rental License Registration and Inspection Program. The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the community by establishing requirements for proper maintenance of rental housing units. A complete copy of Ordinance No. 2023-1027 is available by clicking Ordinance #2023-1027

The property owner or agent of each rental property must register each rental unit with the Township Building and Codes Department and pay the required registration fee in accordance with the Township's Fee Schedule.

Registration Forms are available here or at the Township Building Department of Building & Codes (610-825-3535). 

The following information must be submitted with the registration form and payment: 

  • Name, address and telephone number of the property owner
  • Name, address and telephone number of the person authorized to collect rents or fees from the premises
  • Name, address and telephone number of any person authorized to make or order made repairs or services for the rental property, if such person is different from that of the property owner or rental agent
  • Name of Person or entity responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the property
  • Street address of the rental property
  • Number and types of dwelling units within the rental property
  • A list of current tenants including contact information

A property owner or agent must notify the Township in writing within thirty (30) calendar days following any change in the above information.

Each license for a residential rental property must be renewed every two years. If there is a change in the type of occupancy from the type stated on the registration statement, a new registration statement and license is required.

Any rental license may be revoked or suspended for the following reasons: 

  • False or misleading information given or provided in connection with the license application, renewal application or license transfer application
  • Failure to pay required fees
  • Failure to correct violations in the time period prescribed
  • Violations committed or permitted by the licensed property owner and/or the property owners' designated agent, of any rules, codes, statutes or ordinances relating to, pertaining to, or governing the license and the rental property

A suspended license may be reinstated only after the Code Enforcement Officer determines that the circumstances leading to the suspension have been remedied and a reinstatement fee as set by the Board of Supervisors has been paid. 

Rental property Inspection Standards

All rental property must meet the inspection standards listed here. It is the responsibility of the property owner/applicant or agent to contact the Building and Codes Department and schedule all inspections required. Inspection request must be made to the Township no less than forty eight (48) hours prior to the time of the desired inspection.