Planning & Zoning

Township Code

The Hempfield Township Code is available on the eCode 360 website. The site is searchable and each chapter of the code is printable. Visit eCode 360 for Hempfield Township.

Planning Commission & Zoning Hearing Board

Visit the Planning Commission page or the Zoning Hearing Board page to view information about these boards.

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.

Applications & Permits

The Hempfield Township Planning and 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:

  • Site Plans
  • Subdivisions
  • Variances
  • Zone Changes

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

  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Pools
  • Sheds

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.