Zoning

The Purpose of Zoning Review

To assure the appropriate use of land insofar as a variety of subjects are concerned, including but not limited to:

•To keep proposed land uses consistent with those permitted by the Zoning Ordinance and Map.
•Limiting the intensity of building by assuring the setback of buildings, parking lots, etc., from property lines.
•Checking the amount of impervious surface created by building, parking lots, etc., that may affect storm water runoff.
•Registering and controlling the expansion of “grandfathered” (called non-conforming) features and activities that do not conform to current regulations.
•Temporary events.

The Process of Zoning Relief

  • Those wishing to conduct a new activity or install a new physical feature on a given property within the Township, apply for a zoning permit with a standard application (available at the Township) with all pertinent plans and information.  Zoning permits are issued if the activity or structure proposed conforms to the Zoning Ordinance. Otherwise, the applicant is contacted explaining the deficiency(ies). The applicant whose permit is denied has the option of appealing to the Zoning Hearing Board by completing a Zoning Appeal ApplicationZoning Hearing Board meetings are usually held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM, are open to the public and all township residents are encouraged to attend.  Appeals – with all pertinent information – must be received at the Township approximately four weeks prior to the hearing, in order to meet State advertising requirements. For a detailed schedule of meeting dates and submission deadline dates  2014 Zoning Hearing Board & Planning Commission Submission Deadlines

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For Zoning Questions contact Daren Martocci at 610-395-4892 or DMartocci@uppermac.org.

For Code Enforcement Questions contact Kyle Kuester at 610-395-4892 or kkuester@uppermac.org

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Zoning Hearing Board:

Upper Macungie Township Zoning Hearing Board meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM, are only held if a Zoning Appeal or Special Exception Application has been submitted.

Please see current monthly schedule by clicking here.

The meetings are open to the public and all township residents are encouraged to attend.

The Upper Macungie Township Zoning Hearing Board consists of three members appointed for three year terms:

Michael J. McCrystal – Chairman
Donald W. PetersVice-Chairman
Paul A. Szewczak – Member
Kenneth D. Kratz – Member
Robert R. Rabe – Member
Todd A. Greenawalt – Alternate
Nancy J. Muick – Alternate

Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor:
Steckel & Stopp Law Offices
PO Box 156 1036 Main Street
Slatington, PA 18080-0159

Below you will find links to the 2011 Upper Macungie Township Zoning Ordinance Book and Zoning Map.

Note: Printed copies of the 2011 Zoning Ordinance are available for $30.

Home Occupations
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Emergency Contact Forms
We also encourage Upper Macungie Businesses to regularly complete an Emergency Contact Form in the event we need to contact you.  Please remember to update this information whenever you change your contact information (home or work phone or fax number).  Complete and fax to Stephanie Grim at 610-395-9355.