City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
For the purposes of Articles 1303 and 1304, the following abbreviations shall have the following meanings:
P
=
Permitted by right use (zoning decision by Zoning Officer)
SE
=
Special exception use (zoning decision by the Zoning Hearing Board)
N
=
Not permitted
(See § 1306.02)
=
See additional requirements in § 1306.02
(See § 1306.03)
=
See additional requirements in § 1306.03
(b) 
Unless otherwise provided by state or federal law or specifically stated in this title (including § 1302.05), any land or structure shall only be used or occupied for a use specifically listed in these Articles 1303 or 1304 as being allowed in the zoning district where the land or structure is located. Such uses shall only be allowed if the use complies with all other requirements of this title.
Uses
(see definitions in Article 1315)
Zoning Districts
RLD and RMLD
RMD
RHD
MR
(1) RESIDENTIAL USES
Boardinghouse (includes rooming house)
N
N
N
N
Conversion of an existing 1-family dwelling into additional dwelling units (see § 1306.02)
N
SE1
SE1
N
Cottage neighborhood development (see § 1306.02)
N
P
P
N
Dormitories occupied by 5 or more students of a college or university (note: students may also occupy other allowed housing unit types, within the standards for a "family")
N
N
N
N
Group home within a lawful existing dwelling unit (see § 1306.02), not including a treatment center
P
P
P
N
Multifamily (apartment) dwellings, other than conversion of an existing 1-family dwelling into 2 or more dwellings (see § 1306.02)
N
N
P
N
Single-family detached dwelling (note: manufactured/mobile homes shall meet the additional requirements of § 1306.02)
P
P
P
N
Single-family semidetached dwelling (side-by-side twin)
N in RLD; P in RMLD
P
P
N
2-family dwelling (typically 1 unit above another unit)
N
P
P
N
Townhouses (also known as single-family attached dwellings or row houses) (see § 1306.02)
N
P
P
N
Transitional housing (see § 1306.02)
N
N
N
N
(2) COMMERCIAL USES (see accessory uses below)
Bed-and-breakfast inn (see § 1306.03)
SE
SE
SE
N
Conversion of an existing principal place of worship, school or similar institutional building or principal industrial building into a commercial use and/or multifamily dwellings (see § 1306.02)
SE
SE
SE
N
Temporary commercial uses: see § 1306.02
(3) INSTITUTIONAL/SEMI-PUBLIC USES
Cemetery (not including crematorium) (see § 1306.02)
N
N
N
N
Community recreation center, cultural center or museum
N
SE
SE
P
Day-care center, adult (see § 1306.02)
N
N
N
P
Day-care center, child (see § 1306.02) (see also as accessory use)
N
N
N
P
Emergency shelter: limited to an accessory use to a place of worship that operates a maximum of 30 days in a 90-day period
P
P
P
P
Membership club (see § 1306.02)
N
N
N
N
Nursing home, personal care home/assisted living facility or hospice (see § 1306.02)
N
SE
SE
N
Place of worship (see § 1306.02) (includes church)
SE
P
P
N
School, public or private, primary or secondary (see § 1306.02)
SE
SE
SE
N
Outdoor recreation, other than publicly owned or publicly operated recreation park (see § 1306.02)
N
N
N
P
(4) PUBLIC/SEMIPUBLIC
City government uses
P
P
P
P
Government facility, other than uses listed separately in Articles 1303 and 1304
SE
SE
SE
SE
Publicly owned or operated recreation park
P
P
P
P
Public utility facility (see also § 1314.14) other than uses listed separately in Articles 1303 and 1304
SE
SE
SE
SE
Swimming pool, nonhousehold (indoor or outdoor) (see § 1306.02)
P
P
P
P
(5) ACCESSORY USES
Bus passenger shelter without any advertising sign (see § 1306.03)
P
P
P
P
Communications antennas meeting § 1306.02 pertaining to accessory antenna placed on certain existing structures (see § 1306.02)
P
P
P
P
Day-care center accessory to and on the same lot as an existing lawful place of worship
P
P
P
P
Day care (see § 1306.03) as accessory to a dwelling of the following number of persons, in addition to children or grandchildren of the on-site caregiver:
Day care of a maximum of 3 persons
P
P
P
P
Family day-care home (4 to 6 children)
SE2
SE2
SE2
P
Group day-care home (7 to 12 children)
N
N
N
P
Furnace, outdoor (see § 1306.03)
N
N
N
N
Geothermal well, with a 20 feet minimum setback from lot lines and street rights-of-way
P
P
P
P
Home occupation, general (see § 1306.03)
SE
SE
SE
SE
Home occupation, low impact (see § 1306.03)
P
P
P
P
Short-term rental of a dwelling (see § 1306.03)
P
P
P
P
Unit for care of relative (see § 1306.03)
P
P
P
P
Wind turbine, maximum of 1 on a lot that is an accessory use (see § 1306.03)
N
N
N
SE
(6) MISCELLANEOUS USES
Crop farming, noncommercial greenhouses or community garden
P
P
P
P
Forestry (see § 1306.02)
P
P
P
P
Nature preserve or environmental education center
P
P
P
P
Livestock and poultry, raising of (see also accessory uses under pets)
N
N
N
N
Parking lot as the principal use of a lot, not including a lot that primarily serves commercial trucks
N
SE
SE
SE
Solar energy collection systems which may cover areas on top of building roofs and over vehicle parking areas, plus areas equal to a maximum of 20% of the lot area
P
P
P
P
Stable, nonhousehold (see § 1306.02)
N
N
N
SE
NOTES:
1
Limited to a preexisting building that includes more than 3,000 square feet of heated habitable indoor floor area. Basement or attic space shall only count towards this square footage if the space would be considered habitable under the construction code, including meeting the minimum ceiling height.
2
Limited to a single-family detached, single-family semidetached or townhouse dwelling.
P
=
Permitted by right use (zoning decision by Zoning Officer).
SE
=
Special exception use (zoning decision by Zoning Hearing Board).
N
=
Not permitted.
(See § 1306.02 or 1306.03)
=
See additional requirements in § 1306.02 or 1306.03.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
An accessory use of a dwelling is only permitted if such use is customarily incidental to the residential use and is specifically permitted by this title. The following are permitted by right as accessory uses to a lawful principal use in all districts, within the requirements of Article 1306, the setbacks stated in Article 1307, and all other requirements of this title:
(a) 
Antennas, standard for television, radio and similar reception (see § 1306.03).
(b) 
Fence or wall (see § 1306.03).
(c) 
Garage, household.
(d) 
Garage sale (see § 1306.03).
(e) 
Pets, keeping of, in compliance with City health regulations (see § 1306.03).
(f) 
Parking or loading, off-street, only to serve a lawful use on the same lot or a use that is permitted in that district.
(g) 
Recreational facilities, limited to use by residents of a development or students at a primary or secondary school or center for the care and treatment of youth, and their occasional invited guests.
(h) 
Residential accessory structure (see § 1306.03).
(i) 
Signs, as permitted by Article 1312.
(j) 
Swimming pool, household (see § 1306.03).
(k) 
Such other accessory use or structure that the applicant proves to the satisfaction of the Zoning Officer is clearly customary and incidental to a permitted by right, special exception or conditional principal use.