WHERE CAN I LOCATE MY BUSINESS IN YORK TOWNSHIP?
When locating your business in York Township, please contact the Zoning Officer to become familiar with requirements of Zoning Ordinance (ZO). The ZO establishes the locations, types and characteristics of land uses in the Township. The Zoning Officer administers the ZO, and can help you to navigate through the process.
WHAT CAN I DEVELOP IN YORK TOWNSHIP?
If locating your business in York Township requires land subdivision, earth disturbance, improvement construction, development or redevelopment, please contact the Township Engineer to become aware of requirements of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO), the Stormwater Management Ordinance (SWMO) and the Floodplain Management Ordinance (FPMO). The SALDO establishes the locations, types and characteristics of land subdivision, earth disturbance, improvement construction, development and redevelopment in the Township. The SWMO establishes the requirements for stormwater management in the Township. The FPMO establishes the requirements for floodplain management in the Township. The Township Engineer administers the SALDO, SWMO and FPMO, and can help you to comply with those Ordinances.
WHAT CAN I BUILD IN YORK TOWNSHIP?
If locating your business in York Township requires building construction, please contact the Township’s Codes Department to familiar with the requirements of the applicable building codes. The Codes Department administers the building codes, and can help you comply with them.
WHERE CAN I GET COPIES OF TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES?
The ZO, SALDO, SWMO and FPMO are all available on York Township’s web site and as paper documents at the Township’s administrative offices.
YOUR SKETCH PLAN IS A GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE YOUR BUSINESS TO YORK TOWNSHIP.
A good Sketch Plan and a meeting with Township staff can help you in establishing your business in York Township. There are 2 important things to remember about getting the most value out of your sketch plan. First, by submitting your Sketch Plan at least 1 week before your meeting with Township staff, they will be able to provide you with more information on how to comply with the various Township Ordinances. Second, by providing a detailed Sketch Plan prior to your meeting with Township staff, they will be able to provide you with more detailed and valuable information.
GIVE YOURSELF AND YOUR BUSINESS TIME.
By starting early, you give yourself the best chance to successfully navigate the approval process for establishing a business in York Township.