Community Development

This department provides guidance through the subdivision and land development review process. The Department also administers and enforces zoning, storm water management, and subdivision and land development ordinances and is responsible for the management and implementation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Agricultural Security Area.

Responsibilities


The Community Development Department is responsible for subdivision, land development, planning, zoning, code enforcement (including building and fire codes), building inspection, and signs. Specifically, the Department is responsible for:
  • The enforcement of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code
  • Building
  • Zoning
  • Occupancy
  • Sign
  • Fire
  • Demolition permit issuance and inspections
  • Sewer tap inspections
  • General property code enforcement

Additional Duties


The Community Development Department, in partnership with the Township Engineer, also reviews land development plans, subdivision plans, and requests for zoning variances and ordinance amendments. The Department works with area residents, business owners, property owners, and developers by guiding them through the subdivision and land development review and approval process.

In addition, the Department is responsible for the management and implementation of the Township’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, adopted on April 22, 2014, and the administration of the Township’s Agricultural Security Area.


Always check with the Department to determine what permits may be required before making any improvements to your home, property, or business. The Department may be reached at 412-788-4888 or feel free to stop in at the office in person.