What We Do

The Zoning Hearing Board rules on requests for exceptions and variances related to the Zoning Ordinance. The Board also hears and decides appeals from decisions of the City’s zoning officer.


2019 Filing Deadlines and Scheduled Meeting Dates

Contact Info


120 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602





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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