Building, Code, Inspection & Zoning
If you’re planning on doing any building project in Washington Township , the menu items to the left – “Building Information” and “Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, Inc.” – will guide you in getting started.
Your starting point is at the Township office on Welty Road by submitting a “land use permit” application. You can print one from this site by using the “Forms” menu item to the left or by clicking the green “land use permit” above, or you can stop in and get a copy from our Zoning and Code Enforcement Department.
Commonwealth Code Inspection Service (CCIS) manages and conducts the township’s inspections. The township must follow Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code requirements on construction projects located in the township, which means a qualified building or construction code official must inspect plumbing, electrical, structural and mechanical aspects of your project. CCIS reviews plans and specifications prior to construction. CCIS or any Pennsylvania building codes inspector can conduct the required inspections during construction. Be sure to notify CCIS (717-264-9191) when you select another inspector to conduct your inspections.
For your convenience, (so you don’t have to run to their Chambersburg office)
a CCIS inspector has set up office hours in the Washington Township Municipal Building,
13013 Welty Road in Waynesboro every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.
Call for an appointment OR just stop in during those hours.
Proposed New Flood Insurance Rate Maps from FEMA
Washington Township has received a preliminary copy of the new Flood Insurance Rate Map for Washington Township from FEMA. The Township is currently welcoming feedback from the residents of the township as to any additions or revisions they would suggest. Click on the links below to view images of the current maps, which also show the additions and revisions to flood areas as proposed by the new maps, shown in RED.
Western Washington Township Eastern Washington Township
These are maps prepared by township staff. If you feel that your property will be affected by these changes, please feel free to contact Township Planner, Clint Rock, at 762-3128 or stop by the office to view the more detailed maps as prepared by FEMA.