Hey, I'm out in the burbs, Chester county.
You have a lot of options, or maybe none.
Yes you will need a permit. This also isnt a DIY project. You will need a chimney for a wood/coal fireplace. You may already have one and it may, or may not, be possible to use it. A professional installer can tell you.
These guys are near me, and not toooo too far from Phily
I bought this from them
Its gas so it only needed a direct vent to the outside. Comes in coal/wood version too. Vermont Castings Intrepid II Catalytic Cast Iron Wood Stove