Township of Swatara, PA
Dauphin County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Swatara 7-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-1.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 56.
Shade Tree Commission — See Ch. 74.
Adult uses — See Ch. 90.
Animals — See Ch. 104.
Code enforcement — See Ch. 128.
Fees — See Ch. 147.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 156.
Food-handling establishments — See Ch. 160.
Massage parlors — See Ch. 186.
Mobile homes and trailers — See Ch. 191.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 247.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 253.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 257.
Trees — See Ch. 266.
Storage of vehicles — See Ch. 279.
295a Zoning Map 295b Dimensional Req in Each Dist
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Editor's Note: This chapter also repealed former Ch. 295, Zoning, adopted 5-23-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-3 (Ch. 27 of the 1990 Code), as amended.
Article I General Provisions; Administration and Enforcement

§ 295-1 Title.

§ 295-2 Numbering of sections.

§ 295-3 Applicability.

§ 295-4 Purpose; community development objectives.

§ 295-5 Permits and certificates.

§ 295-6 Issuance of permits.

§ 295-7 Interpretation; uses not regulated.

§ 295-8 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 295-9 Fees.

§ 295-10 Amendments.

§ 295-11 Curative amendments.

§ 295-12 Zoning Officer.

§ 295-13 Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 295-14 Hearings and decisions.

§ 295-15 Appeals to court.

§ 295-16 Limited public utility exemptions.

§ 295-17 Township and municipal authority exemption.

§ 295-18 Special exceptions.

§ 295-19 Conditional uses.

§ 295-20 Liability.

Article II Terminology

§ 295-21 Word usage.

§ 295-22 Definitions.

Article III District Regulations

§ 295-23 Designation of districts; purpose.

§ 295-24 Applicability.

§ 295-25 Zoning Map.

§ 295-26 District boundaries.

§ 295-27 Setbacks across municipal boundaries.

§ 295-28 Use regulations.

§ 295-29 Dimensional requirements.

§ 295-30 Wetlands and lakes.

§ 295-31 Septic systems.

§ 295-32 Steep slopes.

§ 295-33 Age-restricted residential development.

§ 295-34 Additional requirements for MU District.

§ 295-35 Open space development option.

§ 295-36 Development along streams and wetlands.

§ 295-37 Retirement village.

Article IV Additional Requirements for Specific Uses

§ 295-38 Applicability.

§ 295-39 Principal uses.

§ 295-40 Adult use.

§ 295-41 Adult day-care center.

§ 295-42 After-hours club.

§ 295-43 Airport.

§ 295-44 Animal cemetery (other than sanitary cremation of remains).

§ 295-45 Apartments.

§ 295-46 Assisted living facility/personal care center.

§ 295-47 Auto, boat or mobile/manufactured home sales.

§ 295-48 Auto repair garage.

§ 295-49 Auto service station.

§ 295-50 Bed-and-breakfast inn.

§ 295-51 Boardinghouse/rooming house.

§ 295-52 Campground, camp or recreational vehicle campground.

§ 295-53 Car wash.

§ 295-54 Cemetery.

§ 295-55 Wireless communications facilities.

§ 295-56 Conversion of existing buildings.

§ 295-57 Child day-care center.

§ 295-58 Emergency services station.

§ 295-59 Forestry.

§ 295-60 Golf course.

§ 295-61 Groundwater or springwater withdrawal.

§ 295-62 Group homes.

§ 295-63 Heliport.

§ 295-64 Hotel or motel.

§ 295-65 Junkyard; automobile salvage yard.

§ 295-66 Kennel.

§ 295-67 Raising of livestock and poultry.

§ 295-68 Massage establishment.

§ 295-69 Manufactured homes and manufactured home parks.

§ 295-70 Membership club.

§ 295-71 Mineral extraction.

§ 295-72 Mobile/manufactured home.

§ 295-73 Mobile/manufactured home park.

§ 295-74 Motor vehicle race track.

§ 295-75 Nursing home; assisted living facility; personal care home.

§ 295-76 Outdoor storage and display.

§ 295-77 Personal care home.

§ 295-78 Commercial picnic grove.

§ 295-79 Place of worship.

§ 295-80 Outdoor recreation.

§ 295-81 Recycling collection center.

§ 295-82 Residential conversions.

§ 295-83 Restaurant.

§ 295-84 School, public or private, primary or secondary.

§ 295-85 Self-storage development.

§ 295-86 Solid waste transfer facility; solid waste landfill; solid-waste-to-energy facility.

§ 295-87 Stable, nonhousehold; riding academies.

§ 295-88 Swimming pool, nonhousehold.

§ 295-89 Target range.

§ 295-90 Timber harvesting.

§ 295-91 Townhouses and apartments.

§ 295-92 Treatment center.

§ 295-93 Trucking company terminal.

§ 295-94 Veterinarian office; animal hospital.

§ 295-95 Wind turbines.

§ 295-96 Accessory uses.

Article V Environmentally Sensitive Areas

§ 295-97 Erosion and stormwater control.

§ 295-98 Nuisances and hazards to public safety.

§ 295-99 Wetlands and steep slopes.

§ 295-100 Floodplains; flood-prone areas.

§ 295-101 Noise.

§ 295-102 Odors and dust.

§ 295-103 Exterior lighting.

Article VI Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 295-104 Required number of spaces.

§ 295-105 General regulations for off-street parking.

§ 295-106 Design standards for off-street parking.

§ 295-107 Off-street loading.

§ 295-108 Fire lanes and access.

Article VII Signs

§ 295-109 Purpose; permit required; changes to signs.

§ 295-110 Definitions.

§ 295-111 Signs not requiring permits.

§ 295-112 On-premises signs.

§ 295-113 Prohibited signs.

§ 295-114 Off-premises signs; billboards.

§ 295-115 Design, location and construction.

§ 295-116 Signs on vehicles.

§ 295-117 Abandoned or outdated signs.

§ 295-118 Measurement of sign area.

§ 295-119 Illumination of signs.

§ 295-120 Nonconforming signs.

Article VIII Additional Regulations

§ 295-121 Street frontage; number of uses or buildings; minimum size of dwellings; maximum occupancy.

§ 295-122 Height exceptions.

§ 295-123 Lot and yard requirements; sight distance; buffer yards.

§ 295-124 Landscaping.

§ 295-125 Nonconformities.

§ 295-126 Screening of dumpsters.

Article IX AP Airport Overlay District Regulations

§ 295-127 Findings; purposes.

§ 295-128 Definitions.

§ 295-129 Applicability; conflicting provisions.

§ 295-130 Airport surface zones.

§ 295-131 Height limitations.

§ 295-132 Use restrictions; nonconforming uses.

§ 295-133 Permits and variances.

§ 295-134 Powers of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 295-135 Acquisition of rights.