Construction

The South Whitehall Township permit office is once again accepting permit applications.  While our office is still closed to the public, we have been authorized to accept new applications.  Please mail all applications, completed with all pertinent information, with payment directly to our office (4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown PA  18104) or drop them in our secure drop box outside our temporary office at 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 410, Allentown.  There is a separate box for any fees involved.  Please pay by check.  Cash or credit cards are not being accepted at this time.  Please do not email the application. 

Once your permit application is processed it will be forwarded to our 3rd party agencies or to our zoning officer for their review.  Upon approval of your application, you will be contacted by one of our permit clerks. All issuance fees must be paid prior to pick-up.  You may set up a time with the permit clerks to schedule a pick up or simply put your payments in the mail and your permit will be mailed to you. 

If you have any questions, please call and leave a message for one of our permit clerks at 610-398-0401.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Township Inspection Staff


John Frantz, CFEI is our Building Code Official and Fire Marshal.
John conducts fire sprinkler and commercial fire alarm inspections, as well as the associated plan reviews for these disciplines. John approves all construction permits and certificates of occupancy. Also included in his duties are inspections of underground tank removals and installations, and blasting operations. He also holds the Assistant State Police Fire Marshal designation and conducts investigations of all fires and hazardous material spills.


Keycodes is our third-party inspection agency for all code disciplines of non-residential Plan Review and Inspections.  The telephone number at Keycodes is (610) 866-9663.


Barry Isett and Associates is our third-party inspection agency for all code disciplines of Residential Plan Review and Inspection. The telephone number at Barry Isett and Associates is (484) 223-0763.


Keystone Consulting Engineers is our third-party Sewage Enforcement Firm.  Chistopher Noll is the Sewage Enforcement Officer. His work number is 610-865-4555.