Good for Business
Hempfield Township is good for business. Hempfield is home to the regionally popular
Westmoreland Mall, as well as
Greengate Centre, a 90-acre site featuring a
Petco, and nearly 45 stores and
Hempfield Township is a unique place where residents enjoy living, working,
and playing. The urban, suburban, and semi-rural areas in our community
complement one another.
Businesses and shops are concentrated in and around revitalized downtown
areas and along major transportation corridors. People in our community are well
educated due to the high-quality educational institutions in the region. There
are good job opportunities complemented by a highly skilled workforce.
Our community is welcoming of all people and celebrates diversity in its
people and culture. Overall, the sharing of assets throughout the community
results in the efficient use of resources and a high quality of life for the
Occupancy Permits Required for Businesses
All businesses in Hempfield Township are required to have an Occupancy Permit
prior to occupying a structure.
More specifically, this applies to all new and existing businesses, name changes
to businesses, ownership changes to businesses, etc. Permits are not
transferable. Violations to Section
60-3B of the Hempfield Township Code can result in a fine up to $1,000 per day,
plus court costs.
All necessary permit applications and forms are available online.
Resources are available to you on the following pages:
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call the Code
Enforcement Department at 724-834-7232.
Or visit our
Contact Us page.
The cost for a Commercial Occupancy Permit is $150. Permits are not
Unannounced inspections will be conducted to determine compliance with Section
The permit shall be posted in the lobby or an area visible upon entry to the
If your business does not have an Occupancy Permit, please contact the Code
Enforcement Office to research whether a permit was ever issued or to obtain a
Furthermore, every commercial property owner shall annually file with the
Township the names and mailing addresses of all tenants who lease a commercial
premises from them.
Please contact the Code Enforcement
Office for additional information.
Commercial Recycling Mandatory
Hempfield Township is working to raise its recycling quota. In order
to do that accurate recycling reporting practices are vital from
Hempfield establishments and businesses to reach this endeavor.
Precise commercial recycling statistics submitted to the Township of
Hempfield increases grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental protection. Grant monies fund various projects that serve
to better our community.
Compiling recycling data is a team effort. To do so, please contact
your waste management or recycling hauler to provide you with a report.
All commercial establishments are required to recycle.
Your assistance and cooperation in completing your business’s 2008
tonnage reports will be greatly appreciated.
Anyone selling goods or services door-to-door must display a
Peddler’s License from Hempfield Township. However, non-profit groups,
such as local athletic teams, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, fire departments,
etc. do not require such permits. Sunday sales and weekday sales after 5
p.m. by peddlers are strictly prohibited. To verify whether or not
someone canvassing your neighborhood has received the proper permits or
to report a complaint, please contact the Code Enforcement Department at
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