Zoning Permits

Zoning Permits

In 2008, Lansdowne Borough adopted a formed based Zoning Code. The purpose of this code is to have a more predictable building form versus one that relies  on  building uses, thus allowing for a more desirable physical form and purpose of properties on the Borough. Due to the additional requirements of the formed based Zoning code it is advisable before applying for a Zoning permit to talk to the Zoning Officer about your business venture or project. The zoning office  can be reached at 610-623-7300 X 232 or emailed at LansdowneZoning@lansdowneborough.com for assistance.

Zoning permits can be obtained using the following process:

  • Have a Conversation with the Zoning Officer about your business venture or project.
  • Obtain a Zoning application. Via email from the Zoning Officer or in person at Borough Hall Code Office.
  • Zoning Application Forms here.
  • Submit filled out application with appropriate fees.
  • You will be notified via email from the Zoning Officer, the decision about your application.
  • If approved, you will receive a Zoning permit via email.
  • If denied, you will receive a letter of denial and reasons for the denial, an application for a public hearing
  • If you wish to go for a variance or appeal, complete the application for a public hearing with the appropriate fee and a Zoning           hearing will be scheduled for you.
  • You will be notified via email of hearing date and time. You must attend the Zoning hearing and be prepared to present your             case to the Zoning Board.

 The Lansdowne Borough Zoning Map can be viewed here:  Lansdowne Zoning Map