Chester Housing Division

Housing Inspections

All buildings must be inspected prior to any occupancy or change of occupancy. For owner occupied single-family homes, a certificate of occupancy must be obtained before moving into the property. For all rental properties either a certificate of occupancy or an annual multi-family dwelling license must be obtained prior to renting the property to tenants. Prior to renting a single-family home or a property containing two rental units, the owner must obtain a certificate of occupancy. Any rental property containing three of more rental units must obtain an annual multi-family dwelling license.

To obtain either a certificate of occupancy or a multi-family dwelling license, you must call to submit your request to the Housing Inspection office to arrange for an inspection of your property.

Fee Schedule

Single-Family and Duplex Certificate of Occupancy
(Due upon change of occupancy and/or ownership
Re-inspection, if required$70.00
Subsequent Inspections $105.00
No Show Fee$75.00
No Certificate of Occupancy Fine$500.00
Annual Multi-Family Dwelling License (MFDL) - (3 or more)$150.00
Per unit fee$30.00
Re-inspection, if required (per unit)$70.00
Subsequent Inspections, if required (per unit)$105.00
No Show Fee$75.00
No Multi-Family Dwelling License Fine$500.00

Please call 610-447-7760 for the Housing Division.