Land Use and Planning

Please contact Shauna for Zoning Permit, Building Permit, DEP Sewage Permit, Hearing Petition or Land Development applications. The township does not require permits or testing when a property changes ownership.

Shauna, Zoning Officer and Building Code Official
724-865-2412
ShaunaFranklinTwpBCO@zoominternet

Zoning
Franklin Township adopted a new Zoning Ordinance and map in early 2018. Please see the “Ordinances” webpage of this website to view the documents and to see if your property’s zoning changed. Most construction, property improvement, or property uses require a Zoning Permit or approval. This includes fences, signs, pools, sheds, detached garages, agricultural animal and bee keeping, home-based businesses, parking structures of any type, hot tubs, decks, storage buildings, carports, sports courts, and gazebos. Please contact Shauna for specific help and permit applications.

Building
Franklin Township enforces the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and has no stricter municipal regulations. Since Pennsylvania supports its public schools and county and local governments through property taxes, even construction that the state building code does not require to be permitted must be permitted for zoning and for assessment purposes. Please contact Shauna for information and original permit application forms.

Land Development or Subdivision
Franklin Township adopted a new Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and associated construction standards in early 2018. Please use the links below to access this information and an approval schedule. Please contact Shauna for an application. Consultation with the township prior to submission is highly encouraged.

Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance

Construction Standards

2018 LD and Subdivision approval schedule

Township Engineer: Hiser Engineering 724-297-5321
Township Sewage Enforcement Officer: David Ice 724-894-2302