Planning/Zoning

 

 

Click the links below to view the Township code, Zoning Map, Southern Berks Regional Joint Comprehensive Plan and County parcel viewer.

UNION TOWNSHIP CODE

UNION TOWNSHIP ZONING MAP

SOUTHERN BERKS REGIONAL COMP PLAN

BERKS COUNTY PARCEL VIEWER

Our Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer has office hours at the Township building.  

Every Wednesday - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Zoning

Zoning Hearing Board

(3 Year Term)

The Zoning Hearing Board consists of three (3) members, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, who as a quasi-judicial body renders decisions regarding fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance.  Its decision is a final adjudication separate from the Board of Supervisors.

  • Joseph Bunczk

  • Stuart Sievers

  • Matthew Williams

  • Solicitor - Hartman, Valeriano, Magovern & Lutz, P.C. 

Application - ZONING HEARING

Property Maintenance Code Appeals Board

(3 Year Term)

The Property Maintenance Code Appeals Board consists of three (3) members, appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  This Board conducts appeal hearings filed by residents who disagree with a decision of the Zoning Officer related to the Property Maintenance Code.  Property Maintenance Code violation notices are initiated by the Zoning Officer and residents who desire to appeal his/her decisions can do so through the Property Maintenance Code Appeals Board.  

  • Joseph Toroney

  • Vacancy for term ending December 31, 2020

  • Vacancy for term ending December 31, 2019

Permits/Applications

Building, Zoning, Sewage & Subdivisions

If you have any work planned including new structures, additions to existing structures, signs, fences, driveways and accessory structures, you may need a permit.  Zoning approval is generally required for all work except interior renovations or alterations to an existing building which does not result in an expansion or change of use.  If you are considering a land subdivision or development project, submission of plans to the Township is one (15) business days prior to the Planning Commission meeting, held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Fee Schedule - Permits

Fee Schedule - On-lot Sewer

Permit Application - ZONING

Permit Application - BUILDING

Permit Application - PLUMBING

Permit Application - MECHANICAL

Permit Application - ELECTRICAL

Permit Application - DRIVEWAY

Permit Application - ROAD OCCUPATION

Permit Application - CONDITIONAL USE HEARING

Permit Application - BERKS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Questionnaire - HOME OCCUPATION

Application - Subdivision/Land Development

Application - Berks County Subdivision/Land Development

Application - Subdivision/Land Development Extension

Application - Re-use/change of structure served by sewage disposal system 

Planning Commission - meets every 1st Wednesday of the month

(4 Year Term)

The Planning Commission consists of five (5) members, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, to advise the Board concerning physical development of the community.  This includes reviewing and approving subdivision and land development plans, creating land use ordinances and reviewing the comprehensive plan periodically.

  • Jim Sarro - (term expires 12/31/19)

  • Shane Kochel, Vice-Chairman - (term expires 12/31/21)

  • Lee Mauger, Chairman - (term expires 12/31/19)

  • Merrill Platt - (term expires 12/31/22)

  • Lorilei Brewer - (term expires 12/31/20)

MINUTES

AGENDAS

1445 East Main Street

Douglassville, PA 19518

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