Virtual Meetings

Through December 31, 2020, this approval body of the City of Lancaster will conduct all of its regularly scheduled meetings and special meetings virtually rather than meeting in person. Zoom will be the preferred meeting service for public meetings, and the link to join this meeting will be posted directly below this paragraph of text 30 minutes before the meeting. Agendas are available below.

 

 

How to Join July 20 Meeting

Topic: City of Lancaster Zoning Hearing Board – 7/20 Meeting

Time: Jul 20, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

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What We Do

The Zoning Ordinance, Section 300 of the City Code, of the City of Lancaster has been enacted for the betterment of public health, safety and general welfare of City residents and visitors. The essential function of the Zoning Ordinance is to arrange uses (residence, night club, medical center, ammunitions manufacturer, etc.) based on how they complement or contrast with each other and then permit/restrict them accordingly (by Zoning District). See the City’s interactive Zoning Map here or download the PDF.

 

In addition to determining where a use is permitted, the Zoning Ordinance also establishes the required amount of parking for each use. Other regulations in the Zoning Ordinance include defining the minimum lot dimensions and sizes, maximum building heights, building and lot coverage, and required distances structures must be set back from the property boundary in each district.

 

As prescribed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247, the Township Zoning Officer is the sole official responsible for enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. Exceptions to regulations of the Zoning Ordinance can only be obtained by appealing to the Zoning Hearing Board. All applications must include the appropriate fees per the Zoning Fee Schedule.

 

For more information about zoning contact the Zoning Officer at (717) 291-4736.

 

2020 Filing Deadlines and Scheduled Meeting Dates

Contact Info

Address

120 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602

 

Phone

717-291-4736

 

Meeting Schedule

Zoning Board meetings are held the third Monday of each month (except Holidays) at 4 p.m. in City Hall, 120 North Duke Street. If arriving after 5 p.m. applicants should use the Marion Street entrance to the City Hall annex.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events.

Zoning Information
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Zoning Information

The City’s Zoning Officer must approve changes in the use of land or buildings, construction of new buildings, additions or renovations of existing buildings, or installation of storage sheds, garages or parking facilities.  The City’s Zoning Officer must also approve the height of fences, walls and hedges and the erection of signs, awnings or banners.

The Zoning Officer will determine if your request requires approval by the Zoning Hearing Board.  If so, an application for review or approval by the Zoning Hearing Board must be filed with the Zoning Officer four weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.

Zoning Hearing Board agendas and meeting minutes, can be viewed and all applications are available online. For more information, contact our Zoning Officer, Jameel Thrash, at 717-291-4736.

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