FAQs – Planning/Permits


What is the deadline for submission of plans?
Plans must be submitted 10 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting.

How much does a Land Use Permit cost?
Please refer to fee schedule.

Do I need a Land Use Permit to install a fence around my property?
The township does require a permit. For more information, contact the Township Zoning Officer at (717) 642-6104.

Do I need a permit for a yard or garage sale?
No permit is required at this time. We would, however, ask that you consider the safety of people parked along the road when choosing the location of the yard sale.

When do I need permits from the township?
Permits are required for, but not limited to, the following: Residential and Commercial Construction, Signs, Sewage, Swimming Pool Construction, Garages, Storage Sheds, Covered Porches, Decks, Outbuildings, Driveways, Peddlers. If you are contemplating any new project and are unsure of the requirements or whether a permit is required, contact the Township Office at (717) 642-6104 or Land and Sea Services (717) 677-7356. For the welfare of the community, we urge all residents to comply with these regulations.

Where can I find information on the township ordinances?
All township ordinances are available for review or purchase at the Township Office (39 Topper Road) during normal business hours (Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This information is also available on the Township Ordinances page of this website.