Zoning permits are required for additions to any structures and any structure over 200 square feet. If you plan to build new structures or change existing structures, call the office to find out if a permit is required.
The property owner makes a sketch plan show existing building and proposed buildings or additions. The sketch must show the distance to all property lines and the center of the road. If the distances are a long ways, estimates can be used. For new residential structures, a copy of the septic permit is required.
Zoning permits can be applied for during Municipal Office Hours, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., by appointment or through the mail. The Zoning Permit fee is $ 25.00.
Uniform Construction Code Permits
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania adopted the Uniform Construction Code in April of 2004. This is the statewide building code. Uniform Construction Code inspections are required for construction or installation of residential structures, any additions to residential structures, or any alteration of residential structures. A Zoning Permit must be obtained, prior to application for a UCC Permit. Greenfield Township has contracted with North East Township and North East Borough for permitting and inspections to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code. Applications for UCC permits can be made at the UCC Office at the North East Township Building.
A Zoning Ordinance regulates uses of properties in the Township in to provide orderly development. High impact uses of property are permitted on or near main roads in the Township. The Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code recommends that Zoning Ordinances be reviewed every 10 years. The current Greenfield Township Zoning Ordinance is under review. The last update was done in 2007. The Erie County Department of Planning has created a model ordinance that will be used to create the new ordinance. The permitted and conditional uses of each district will be reviewed and updated as necessary. The location of the zoning districts will be reviewed. Not much has changed in the last ten years, as far as new development. The main goal is to make the new Zoning Ordinance easier to understand find information and to make the regulations clear.