The Zoning Officer will be in the office Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00, Appointments can be made by calling the Borough office.

It will take approximately 2-3 weeks to review and process permit (as long as everything is in order).  Please plan accordingly.  Fees will be doubled if work starts before a permit is applied for and issued.

Permits are not limited to this list. If you have questions as to a need for a permit, please call the Borough office. 

Permits are required for the following projects:

  •   New construction and additions
  •   Interior wall relocation or other structural changes
  •   Replacing structures destroyed or damaged
  •   Adding or changing interior or exterior stairs and railings
  •   Dormers and porches
  •   Decks
  •   Patios
  •   Commercial or assembly structures
  •   Sheds
  •   Fences
  •   Pools (in ground and above ground)
  •   Spas and hot tubs
  •   Chimney or fireplace
  •   Signs (permanent and temporary)
  •   Sidewalks
  •   Driveways (new, expansions, and resurfacing)
  •   Electrical upgrades
  •   Plumbing
  •   A change in heating fuel source
  •   Solar roof or ground panels
  •   Note:  Dumpsters AND Pods also need permit



Zoning Hearing Board Members

The Zoning Hearing Board is comprised of three members appointed by the Borough Council and serves a three year term. The Zoning Hearing Board acts as a decision making body for hearings related to certain zoning regulations, authorizing special exceptions, interpretations and appeals of the Zoning Ordinance and approving or rejecting variances from the Zoning Ordinance. An appeal of a Zoning Hearing Board decision is appealed through the court system.

ZHB Members:

Larry Prescott

David Schott

James Swarr

Russell Howell (Alternate member)


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