Zoning Hearing Board


The Zoning Hearing Board conducts hearings to consider requests for relief from requirements of the Township Zoning Ordinance in the form of variances, and makes decisions on challenges to the findings of the Zoning Officer, and challenges to the validity of the Zoning Ordinance or map and Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.

Zoning Ordinance

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Applicants must fill out an application prior to appearing before the Zoning Hearing Board. When applicants submit an application to the Township, the following items are required in order to deem the application complete. The Township will not accept incomplete applications.

  • A completed Zoning Hearing Board application
  • A check made out to “West Whiteland Township” for the Township review fees (see Fees page, page 11, in the Guidelines to determine the amount of the fee). 
  • Eight (8) complete copies of the plan drawings, where provided. 
Additional guidelines for the entire Zoning Hearing Board process, which includes guidance on public notices and the hearing can be found at the following link.

The Hearing date shall be held within sixty (60) days from the date of the completed application submittal unless the applicant has agreed in writing to a time extension. 

A decision shall be rendered within forty-five (45) days after the hearing is concluded.

Members: 3
Term of Office: 3 years
Appointed by: Board of Supervisors


The Zoning Hearing Board meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room in the Township Building. Applications must be submitted the last full week of the month prior to the month they are submitted for. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and meeting packets are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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