Township of Falls, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Falls Township 12-2-1975, effective 12-2-1975; amended in its entirety 12-16-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-10. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Code Enforcement Officer — See Ch. 19.
Historic Preservation Commission — See Ch. 22.
Environmental Advisory Council — See Ch. 24.
Board of Historical Architectural Review — See Ch. 35.
Park and Recreation Board — See Ch. 65.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 89.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 109.
Earth disturbance, drainage and erosion control — See Ch. 122.
Fencing of excavations — See Ch. 125.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 131.
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 141.
Manufactured homes and communities — See Ch. 150.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 162.
Sewers and water — See Ch. 184.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 188.
Driveways — See Ch. 189.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 191.
Table of Zoning Map Amendments Table 1, Single-Family Detached Dwelling by District Table 1A, Minimum Lot Requirements for HR District Table 2, Lot Requirements fro HR and AQ Districts Table 2A, Minimum Lot Requirements for HR-TH District Table 3, MHC Manufactured Home Community District Table 4, Requirements for BP, HC, NC, SC and CR Districts Table 5, Requirements for FM, LI, HI, PIP, MPM and SL Districts
Article I Purpose, Scope and Interpretation

§ 209-1 Purpose.

§ 209-2 Scope.

§ 209-3 Interpretation.

Article II Definitions and Usage

§ 209-4 Word usage.

§ 209-5 Definitions.

Article III Zoning Districts

§ 209-6 Designation of districts.

§ 209-7 Zoning Map.

§ 209-8 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 209-9 Lots in two districts.

§ 209-10 Districts divided by vacated streets.

Article IV District Regulations

§ 209-11 Conformity required.

§ 209-12 LR Low-Density Residential District.

§ 209-12.1 OSP Open Space Preservation District.

§ 209-13 LMR Low-Medium Density Residential District.

§ 209-14 MR Medium-Density Residential District.

§ 209-15 MHR Medium-High-Density Residential District.

§ 209-16 HR High-Density Residential District.

§ 209-16.1 HR-TH High-Density Townhouse Residential District.

§ 209-17 AQ Age Qualified District.

§ 209-18 MHC Manufactured Home Community District.

§ 209-19 HD Historical District; historic buildings in other districts; village preservation businesses.

§ 209-20 NCR Neighborhood Conservation Residential District.

§ 209-20.1 IN Institutional District.

§ 209-21 BP Business and Professional District.

§ 209-22 NC Neighborhood Commercial District.

§ 209-23 HC Highway Commercial District.

§ 209-24 SC Shopping Center Commercial District.

§ 209-25 CR Commercial Recreation District.

§ 209-26 FM Farming and Mining District.

§ 209-27 LI Light Industrial District.

§ 209-28 PIP Planned Industrial Park District.

§ 209-29 HI Heavy Industrial District.

§ 209-30 MPM Materials Processing and Manufacturing District.

§ 209-31 (Reserved)

§ 209-32 SL Sanitary Landfill District.

§ 209-32.1 OIP Office Industrial Park District.

§ 209-32.2 RR Resource Recovery District.

§ 209-32.3 HI-A Heavy Industrial A District.

§ 209-32.4 RD Riverfront District.

§ 209-33 (Reserved)

Article V General Regulations

§ 209-34 Accessory building(s), structure(s) and/or use(s).

§ 209-34.1 Outside storage and display.

§ 209-35 Attached dwellings.

§ 209-36 Existing permits and approvals.

§ 209-37 Fences, walls and sight triangles.

§ 209-38 Grading; clean fill.

§ 209-38.1 Buffers.

§ 209-39 Impact studies.

§ 209-40 Lighting.

§ 209-41 Nonconforming uses, structures, signs or lots.

§ 209-42 Off-street parking and loading; driveways.

§ 209-43 Performance standards.

§ 209-43.1 Driveways.

§ 209-44 Riverfront uses.

§ 209-45 Signs.

§ 209-46 Swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.

§ 209-47 Townhouses.

§ 209-48 Prohibited use of yards.

§ 209-48.1 Municipal building or use permitted in any district.

Article VI Exceptions and Modifications

§ 209-49 Area requirements.

§ 209-50 Special exceptions and conditional uses.

§ 209-50.1 Machines or devices for amusement, entertainment and/or rendition of music.

§ 209-50.2 Telecommunications facilities.

Article VII Zoning Officer

§ 209-51 Duties.

§ 209-52 Appointment; administrative powers.

§ 209-53 Zoning permits.

§ 209-54 Application for zoning permit.

§ 209-55 Issuance of permit; compliance required.

§ 209-56 Requirement of certificate of occupancy.

§ 209-57 Issuance of certificate of occupancy.

§ 209-58 Fees.

Article VIII Zoning Hearing Board

§ 209-59 Establishment and membership.

§ 209-60 Organization; employees.

§ 209-61 Hearings.

§ 209-62 Entitlement to initiate action before Board.

§ 209-63 Manner of initiating action before Board.

§ 209-64 Time limitations.

§ 209-65 Notice of hearing.

§ 209-66 Parties to hearing.

§ 209-67 Witnesses.

§ 209-68 Representation of parties.

§ 209-69 Rules of evidence.

§ 209-70 Record of proceedings.

§ 209-71 Impartiality.

§ 209-72 Decisions and findings.

§ 209-73 Copies of decisions.

§ 209-74 Appeals to court authorized.

§ 209-75 Appeals from Zoning Officer.

§ 209-76 Challenge to validity of ordinance or map.

§ 209-77 Variances.

§ 209-78 Special exceptions.

§ 209-79 Decisions on appeals from Zoning Officer.

§ 209-80 Time for appeal to court; procedure.

Article IX Child Day Care

§ 209-81 Purpose.

§ 209-82 General requirements and specifications.

§ 209-83 Family day-care homes.

§ 209-84 Group day-care homes.

§ 209-85 Day-care centers.

Article X Amendments; Penalties

§ 209-86 Authority to amend.

§ 209-87 Public hearing prior to amendment.

§ 209-88 Submission of amendment by landowner.

§ 209-89 Submission of amendment to Planning Commission.

§ 209-90 Violations and penalties.

§ 209-91 Additional remedies.