Department of Public Safety

Ada Robertson, Administrative Assistant - 610-447-7753
William Al Jacobs

William Al Jacobs

Director, Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is comprised of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, including the Building Official’s Office and Housing Division; the Health Department; and the Fire Department. Our employees protect the residents of the City of Chester from unsafe and life threatening conditions and ensure safety through code enforcement, housing and food establishment inspections, outreach programs, and fire safety.

Contact Information

Commercial Inspections Only – Building Permits/Contractor Licenses
610-447-7751

Code Questions for Building Official
610-447-7703 or 610-447-7751/7752

Residential Inspections Only
610-447-7760

Permits to for driveways, street openings, sidewalks, etc.
610-447-7742

Food Inspection for Businesses
610-447-7770/7777

Nuisance complaints
610-447-7770