The Codes Enforcement and Zoning Officer

Chris Anderson serves as the Township’s Codes Enforcement and Zoning Officer.

    The Codes Enforcement and Zoning Officer has dual responsibilities for the Township. The Codes Enforcement Officer investigates possible violations of non-zoning ordinances of the Township when a complaint has been filed. This includes an on-site investigation and determination of whether a violation exists and then acting in accordance with the requirements of the ordinance and the Second Class Township Code. Most violations are resolved without the issuance of a fine.

    The Zoning Officer reviews zoning applications for compliance with the Township’s Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Officer may issue a zoning permit for all “by right” uses. The Zoning Officer acts as a consultant to the Supervisors and Zoning Hearing Board for conditional uses requests and special exception use requests, respectively, for those Board’s determinations. The Zoning Officer also investigates possible violations of the zoning ordinance when a complaint has been filed. This includes an on-site investigation and determination of whether a violation exists and then acting in accordance with the requirements of the ordinance and the Second Class Township Code. Again, most violations are resolved without the issuance of a fine.


Complaints

    Citizens and land owners of the Township may file a complaint alleging violation of the Township’s ordinances with the Zoning Officer by completing a complaint form and returning it to the Zoning Officer. The alleged violation will be investigated and, if found valid, the property owner will be notified of the violation and the required remedy.

    Road hazards and trash dumping along public roadways or on private property are not considered complaints and will be investigated without submission of a complaint form. To report such conditions, please call, 814-355-1419.