The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC)
authorizes municipalities to create and enact zoning provisions within their
municipality. These provisions guide growth within the municipality and
provide regulation standards within the districts identified in the zoning
Ordinances prepared jointly must conform to the standards
set forth in the Pennsylvania MPC, including the formation of a joint Zoning
Hearing Board, and be consistent with the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
Municipalities have the option to retain their existing zoning hearing boards
to administer the joint zoning ordinance for properties located within their
individual municipalities. Municipalities also have the option to appoint
a single zoning officer to administer the entire jurisdiction of the ordinance.
These ordinances are regulated and administered by each
individual municipality. Municipalities participating in joint zoning are
identified on the map (link below). For the most current ordinances, please
contact the appropriate municipality.