Land Development Ordinances

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Zoning Ordinance divides the Township into Zoning Districts to accommodate various types of development. Each zoning district has a list of permitted uses such as single family dwellings, apartments or offices. Each zoning district also has "bulk and height" regulations that determine the buildable area of each lot. These regulations include minimum lot sizes, minimum size of required yards in which buildings cannot be located, maximum amount of property that can have buildings or impervious surfaces, and maximum height for buildings. The dimensions and locations of new buildings or additions must comply with the district's bulk and height regulations. Zoning regulations also govern topics including but not limited to: parking, signs, accessory structures such as sheds and pools, building in a floodplain, rules about communication towers, etc.

The Zoning Ordinance may be purchased at the Township Building. The cost for the Zoning Ordinance is $40 and $50 by mail. They also are available for review at the Tredyffrin and Paoli libraries.

Click here to view the Zoning Ordinance online.

Zoning Map - General Code

 Interactive Zoning Map


Zoning Map - ChescoViews




Subdivision and Land Development (SALDO) guides the process of developing and reviewing subdivision and land development plans. The ordinance establishes uniform standards for adequate public improvements, ensures the creation of developable lots, and implements the recommendations of the comprehensive plan. 

Click here to view the SALDO online.

Recently Adopted Ordinances

  • Planned Industrial Park (PIP) Zoning Text Amendment: A public hearing was held on July 13, 2015 to consider a petition to amend Article XII, 208-40 Use Regulations (to allow for Residential Care Facilities) and 208-41 Dimensional Requirements (to reduce the minimum building separation for said use). Please click here to view the approved amendment.


  • Open Space/Fee-In-Lieu SALDO Amendment:  A public hearing was held on March 16, 2015, to consider and possibly amend Section 181-51 (SALDO) for a fee-in-lieu open space text.  Please click here to view the approved amendment.

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