Planning & Zoning Department

The Limerick Township Department of Planning & Zoning provides staff support to the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, the Zoning Hearing Board, and the Streetscape & Buffering Committee.  The Department also implements the goals and objectives of the Township’s Comprehensive Plan through the administration of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and the Stormwater Ordinance.  The Department is the public point of entry for subdivision and land development applications, zoning changes, conditional uses, special exception uses and Zoning use permits, required for all new businesses.  The department works closely with the Code Services Department providing zoning information for all building permits, including property line setback and structure locations.  Additionally, the department investigates resident complaints relating to zoning, parking, stormwater & drainage and signage.  The department consists of three staff members located in the Township’s Administration Building. 


Land Development

The Planning & Zoning Department staff interacts with the development community using a streamlined and business friendly model.  Before acquiring land, closing a deal, or commencement with the engineering of a plan, a developer or resident who is contemplating a development project can meet with Township staff and consultants at their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss basic project scope and receive recommendation on how to navigate potential project obstacles.  Upon direction from staff, and if desired, a developer can schedule a confirmed appointment to appear in front of Board of Supervisors at a regularly scheduled public meeting to present their project to the  Supervisors and receive preliminary feedback.  The Department processes applications for subdivision and land development, submits them for consultant review and presents them to the Planning Commission for consideration and recommendation.  Permit extension verification can be provided for development related approvals upon request.