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2202 Grove Road / Allentown, Pa 18109 / 610-264-1069

Zoning - About Us

Hanover Township The Hanover Township Zoning Ordinance is a detailed document that addresses most matters related to Zoning Districts, Permitted Uses and Structures in the Township. The Ordinance is revised periodically to address changing Township demographics, evolving / new uses and to be in conjunction with the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and the Township Comprehensive Plan.

After reviewing the Ordinance, if you cannot find the information you need, please contact the Zoning Officer with your specific questions. The more information you supply such as the property address, type of use or structure you wish to build, the quicker we will be able to assist you.

The Zoning Ordinance is a general guide and there are some items that may not have been included. It is the role of the Zoning Officer to interpret the ordinance and grant or deny a project or a use based on comparable situations, structures or uses that are currently listed. If a property owner objects to a denial of approval of a use or permit, they can appeal the Zoning Officer's decision to the Zoning Hearing Board.

Not all issues, especially those related to boundary lines and private property, are within the jurisdiction of the Zoning Officer and the Township. Some of these matters are private civil matters that must be addressed through the legal system.

Code Enforcement

Hanover Township’s Code Enforcement program consists of two primary areas of compliance; building code and general Township code.

The Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code as amended by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Township has also adopted the property maintenance code. These codes are enforced by the Township’s third party building inspection agency, Base Engineering.

General Township code enforcement is handled by the Township’s three part time code enforcement officers. Our offices handle code violations for issues such as parking, vegetation and signage among other things.

If you have any building / property maintenance code related questions or complaints, please contact Base Engineering at 610-437-0978.

If you have any code enforcement related questions or comments you can reach the Code Enforcement department at 610-442-6917 or

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