Township of East Whiteland, PA
Chester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Whiteland 7-8-1974 by Ord. No. 42-74. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 65.
Road construction — See Ch. 171, Art. I.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 175.
079a Driveway Requirements

§ 79-1 Location and construction requirements.

A. 
Private driveways shall enter a street no closer than 40 feet from any street to which they are roughly parallel.
B. 
Where required by other ordinances of the Township, paving shall be in accordance with Exhibit A.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The diagram entitled "Driveway Requirements, Minimum Specifications," is included at the end of this chapter.
C. 
The line of the street gutter shall follow an even grade past any private driveway. Drain pipes shall be provided only with express permission of the Township.
D. 
The width, radius, grade, and construction of driveways shall be in accordance with the minimum requirements shown on Exhibit A.
E. 
No driveway shall be surfaced, widened or extended and no new driveway shall be constructed in such a manner that it obstructs the flow of surface water along the curb, gutter or street, or obstructs the normal maintenance or plowing of the street by the Township. Any such obstructions may be removed by the Township which shall charge the cost thereof to the property owner.
F. 
If a driveway is to be extended or constructed over a drainage ditch, the property owner at his expense shall install a pipe in the ditch in order to permit the surface water to flow unimpeded. The size and type of pipe shall be approved by the Township.

§ 79-2 Permit required.

Before constructing, widening or extending any private driveway, the property owner must submit an application with a sketch of the proposed work and obtain a permit. No permit shall be required for the resurfacing of a driveway.

§ 79-3 Inspection.

The Township shall be notified of any construction in ample time to allow for the inspection of said work.

§ 79-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-2-1996 by Ord. No. 111-96]
Any person who violates or permits the violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Township before a District Justice, pay a fine for each such violation in an amount not less than $100 and not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the Township. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of a violation by the District Justice. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure.
Driveway Requirements, Minimum Specifications