Planning and Zoning Department

New Zoning Ordinances

Please use the menu at left to explore Hempfield's new zoning ordinances, passed in 2014.

Planning Commission

The Hempfield Township Planning Commission serves as a volunteer advisory panel that reviews proposed land development plans and subdivisions submitted by residents and developers in Hempfield township. The Planning Commission is the recommending body to the Board of Supervisors for these plans. Members of the Planning Commission are appointed to a four-year term.

The Hempfield Township Planning Commission will hold their regular monthly meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Hempfield Township Municipal Building. Certain holidays may effect meeting dates. Please refer to the following meeting schedule for dates and times. The current Planning Commission members are:

BILL UTZMAN, Chairman 
WILLIAM BENTON, Vice-Chairman 
RUDY FJELLENGER, Secretary 
PUAL STERNIC, Assistant Secretary 
RICHARD TATANO, Member 
FRANK VENZON, Member
TOM BISHOP, Member 

Joint Planning for Area Communities

Hempfield Township is cooperating in the joint planning for our area, with the City of Greensburg, Hempfield Township, and Southwest Greensburg Borough.

In the future, the people from the three municipalities see themselves as one seamless, thriving community.

Zoning Hearing Board

The Hempfield Township Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial board that conducts formal hearings to determine whether or not to grant requested variances to the township's Zoning Code. Residents requesting variances must apply at the Township Building and present their case in front of this Board. Their terms are three years and members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

Current members are:

WARD GOUGHNEOUR
, Chairman
WOODY WEISSINGER, Vice Chairman 
ROBERT WHISNER, Secretary 
RAYMOND DORAN, Member 
ROBERT JACKSON, Member 

Applications and Permits

The Hempfield Township Planning & Zoning Department handles all land development issues within the Township's boundaries. Individuals seeking to subdivide, develop, or build on property must comply with the approved laws governing land development in Hempfield Township. Applications must be submitted for the following:

  • Subdivisions
  • Site Plans
  • Variances
  • Zone Changes

Permits are required in Hempfield Township. The following is a partial list of items that require permits:

  • Sheds
  • Fences
  • Decks
  • Pools

Helpful Hints

If you are unsure whether or not the work you plan on doing will require a permit, please call the Planning and Zoning office at (724) 834-7232, extension 240, and someone will assist you in answering your question.

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