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Land Use, Planning, & Zoning Department

Land Use and Planning functions go through multiple reviews. All submissions start with the Lancaster Township Zoning Officer and are reviewed by Gannett Fleming, Lancaster Township’s appointed engineering firm. Depending upon the scope of the project and requirements from the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Lancaster Township Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance, and the Lancaster Township Zoning Ordinance, the plans may be reviewed by the Lancaster Township Planning Commission which in turn makes a recommendation to the elected Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors for their review and subsequent recommendation. Rest assured, the officials and staff of Lancaster Township are prepared to answer any and all questions regarding the process and will happily guide you through the required steps. Please contact the Lancaster Township Municipal Office with any questions.

Lancaster Township is a zoned community and building is governed by the International Residential Code. Lancaster Township utilizes a 3rd party inspection agency for all building inspections. Middle Department Inspection Agency seamlessly handles all residential and commercial building inspections. Please contact the Lancaster Township Municipal Office with any questions regarding additions, new construction, detached structures, or swimming pools. Also, please refer to the Applications & Permits section of this website for a breakdown of what permits may be required. The Zoning Map of Lancaster Township can be accessed by clicking here.