As the township population grows and new houses and businesses break ground, the Planning and Zoning Department and the Planning Commission work together to review active land development plans as they move through the township’s development process to ensure that new construction complies with township regulations and long-range planning goals.
Residents that have questions regarding a possible zoning violation or other concerns about potential issues in your neighborhood please fill out and e-mail or drop off the Service Request Form.
The Land Development Process
The Planning and Zoning Department processes land development or subdivision applications, submits them for consultant review, and presents them to the Planning Commission for consideration with recommendations.
Click Here to view the Upper Providence Zoning Ordinance
Click Here to view the Upper Providence Zoning Map
Inspections and Permits
The department emphasizes the protection of residents' health, safety, and welfare and ensures that all structures comply with the township’s building code and zoning ordinances.
Construction projects must comply with the following codes, which are enforced by the building inspector:
- Commercial work: The International Building Code, 2009 edition
- Residential work: The International Residential Code, 2009 edition
Inspections are made between 8:30 a.m. and noon.
Residents must obtain a permit for:
- New buildings and homes
- Patios with footers
- Additions or structural alterations
- Yard sales
- Burning (recreational fires)
- In-ground and above ground pools
- Alterations / Renovations and Repairs
Residents should display permits in a front window throughout construction and should call for an inspection 24 hours in advance. Download permit forms.
Oaks Traffic Study
Oaks Village Planning
The Planning Commission
The Planning Commission's members oversee all development proposals for the township, working in conjunction with Planning and Zoning to determine a project's feasibility, impact on the surrounding area and traffic, and compliance with township codes. Then, the Planning Commission submits development plans with their recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for approval.