Use & Occupancy

All new and resale homes and businesses in the Borough of Trappe require a valid “Use & Occupancy Certificate” to be in possession of the new property owner before the structure may be inhabited or used as a business.

The use must be approved as an allowed use in the zoning district and in order to make that determination a Zoning Use Application should be submitted with the U&O application.

A general checklist of items that will be looked at during Use & Occupancy inspections is available below.

Failure to complete the process necessary to obtain a “Use & Occupancy Certificate” prior to settlement/taking possession of the structure can potentially have negative outcome as follows: (1) fines will be issued in accordance with the current year’s Fee Schedule; and (2) being served with a Cease and Desist Order requiring evacuation of the premises until a valid Use & Occupancy Certificate has been issued.


2021 Fee Schedule



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Address & Contact
Trappe Borough Hall
525 West Main Street Trappe, PA 19426
(610) 489 - 7181
(610) 489 - 8827 (Fax)
Hours of Operation
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday
Red Flag Reporting- Not for General Complaints

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Skippack Barracks
2047C Bridge Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
(610) 584-1250

Community Services Officer:
Trooper Loretta J. Miree