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Joint Zoning

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 ordinance.    

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.

Joint Zoning Plans (Click Here to View Map​)