Delaware County – Radnor Township

General Information

Type of Government:
Home Rule
Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon-Fri.

Contact Information

Matt Baumann, Director if Community Development

301 Iven Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087

(610) 688-5600
(610) 971-0450
John Osborne

Tax Collector

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
$150.00 Real estate transfer fee
Reinspection Fee:


  • Sidewalks and Curbs – Sidewalk block escrow fee $300 if applicable
  • House numbers


  • Smoke alarm
  • Sump pump Connections (No sanitary sewer connection allowed)
  • Sewer – Ordinance #2008-11 Interior inspection of sanitary sewer system is required. Contact Public Works Department.


  • Prior to issuance of U & O Certification, sellers must sign a statement certifying compliance with, and buyers must sign the statement acknowledging an understanding that smoke detectors are present and operating in each sleeping area, outside each sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms, and on each level of the dwelling; and that the sump pump is not discharging into the sanitary sewer system. Follows international Code Residential-98 for building and property maintenance. NEC Electrical-99, and requests for inspection must be submitted 14 working days prior to settlement.
  • Inspection requests must be submitted at least 14 days before settlement.

Required Certifications

Building Codes and Sign Ordinances

Building Code Requirements

  • PA UCC
  • IPMC
  • IRC
  • NEC
  • NFPA

Open House Directionals

  • A maximum of two off- premises directional signs, not to exceed an area of three sq. ft., shall be permitted. Signs shall be erected and removed the day of the open house. (Per ordinance)

For Sale/Sold Signs

  • Signs shall be no larger than 6 sq. ft., no higher than 4 ft., must be removed 15 days after settlement, one per street frontage. (Per ordinance)

Rental Property Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
See information below
Reinspection Fee:
Rental Property Registration/License Required:
Cost of Registration/Licensure:
Registration Valid For:
1 year
Other Rental Property Inspection Required:


  • ICC 2009 Property Maintenance Code ICC 2009


  • ICC 2009 Property Maintenance Code


  • Please call township for further information regarding rental property inspection criteria.
  • Annual registration required.
  • $60 per unit up to 10 units.
  • $40 per unit over 10 units.

Required Certifications

Elected Officials

  • Board of Commissioner President – John Fisher
  • Board of Commissioner Vice-President – Don Curley
  • Township Treasurer – John E. Osborne
  • Board of Commissioners – Harry G. Mahoney, Esq., Kevin Higgins, Esq., William A. Spingler, Elaine Schaefer, John Nagle
  • Township Manager – Robert Zienkowski
  • Township Solicitor – John Rice, Esq.

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Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County): 5.18
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 3.6411
Real Estate Mills School District: 21.1439
Total Millage Rate: 29.965

Realty Transfer Percent

PA State Transfer Percent: 1
Realty Transfer Percent Municipal: 1
Realty Transfer Percent School District: 0.5
Total Realty Transfer Percent: 2.5

Other Information

School District Name: Radnor School District

Other Tax Information

Per Capita Tax: $0.0000
Earned Income Municipal: (%) 0
Earned Income School District: (%) 0
Local Services Tax: 52

Uniform Construction Code

Many local governments have adopted use and occupancy ordinances. Increasingly, code officials are citing non-permitted uses and or structures during their inspections. The following lists the enforcement policies as they relate to a residential resale inspection. Please see link below for more information regarding Pennsylvania’s statewide building code, the Uniform Construction Code (UCC).
PA Labor and Industry Building Codes Homepage

  • Non-permitted decks that have been installed: Owner must remove or get a permit and ensure structure is compliant with codes
  • Non-permitted finished basements: Owner must remove or get a permit and ensure structure is compliant with codes
  • Means of egress for finished basement is required when within an existing structure and/or includes sleeping quarters and/or for new construction
  • Non-permitted fences, sheds, or other structures: Owner must remove or get a permit and ensure structure is compliant with codes
  • Non permitted work enforcement depends upon age of structure and zoning ordinance violated.
  • Our web address for building and/or zoning codes is:
  • Our web address for use and occupancy inspection checklist and/or application is:
  • We have not separately adopted NFPA standard 211, Chapters 13 &/or 14, which regulate fireplace and heater chimney maintenance.


(Municipal data last updated 8/15/2011)

The information contained in this profile is only intended to provide a general summary of real estate-related laws and regulations in this municipality. It is not intended to take the place of written law, ordinances, or regulations that can be obtained directly from the municipality.