The East Norriton Township Zoning Hearing Board consists of three regular members and one alternate member who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for staggered term of four years each. The Zoning Hearing Board derives its authority from the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247). The primary function of the Board is to ensure the fair and equitable application and administration of the Township's Zoning Ordinance by hearing appeals from the Zoning Officer's decisions and by acting to grant or deny relief from the literal interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance under proven hardship conditions. The Board has no legislative authority; it can neither make nor modify the Zoning Ordinance, but it has the jurisdiction to grant exceptions in certain specific cases. The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body in that its authority is to some extent judicial in nature. The Board schedules hearings on applications and appeals that come before it through the Zoning Officer; takes evidence, and issues written decisions or findings of fact. The Zoning Hearing Board normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month to conduct business and hold Public Hearings.
2501 Stanbridge Street
East Norriton, PA 19401-1616
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Phone: (610) 275-2800
Fax: (610) 277-1879
Office Hours: 8am - 4pm (Mon-Fri)