Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance

4-27-05 Full Copy
Cover through Ordinance 180
Table of Contents
Article 1 General Provisions
Article 2 Definitions
Article 3 Sketch Plan Submission
Article 4 Preliminary Plan Submission
Article 5 Final Plan Submission
Article 6 Minor Subdivision & Boundary Line Adjustment Submission
Article 7 Design Standards
Article 8 Mobile Home Park Requirements
Article 9 Improvements Specifications
Article 10 Administration
Appendix A Storm Drainage Runoff Calculation
Appendix B Standard Plan Notations
Appendix C Preliminary Plan Checklist
Appendix D Final Plan Requirements
Appendix E Notice to Landowners within 200 Feet
Appendix F Standards for Improvements Construction

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Map- Base Districts - 2023
Zoning Map - Overlays - 2023
Updated  Zoning Ordinance 
Mineral Extraction Ordinance #248-04-24 - Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Stonebriar II Ordinance #249-04-24 - Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Clean Up Ordinance #250-04-24 - Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Article 1 - General Provisions & Administration
Article 2 - Base Zoning District Designation
Article 3 - Base Zoning District Regulations
Article 3 - Use Quick Views
Article 4 - Zoning Overlay Regulations
Article 5 - Permitted By-Right Additional Requirements
Article 6 - Supplemental Regulations
Article 7 - Conditional Uses & Special Exceptions
Article 8 - Environmental Protection
Article 9 - Performance Standards
Article 10 - Off-Street Parking & Loading
Article 10 - Parking Table
Article 11 - Signs
Article 11 - Signs Appendix
Article 12 - Definitions
Floodplain Ordinance - Ord #212-06-14

Code of Ordinances

Ordinance #247-02-24 - False Alarm Ordinance Amendment
Ordinance #243-11-22 - Monocacy Creek Stormwater Management
Ordinance #242-11-22 - Bushkill Creek Stormwater Management
Ordinance #241-10-22 - Building and Facility Use
Ordinance #240-06-22 - Mikron Road Stop Signs, Speed Limit and Parking Regulations
Ordinance #239-10-21 – EAJSA Rules and Regs
Ordinance #238-05-21 – Snow Removal
Ordinance #234-08-19 – Earned Income Tax for Open Space Funding
Ordinance #233-04-19 – Stop Sign Ordinance Amendment
Ordinance #233-02-19 – No Parking Ordinance
Ordinance #232-02-19 – Open Space Referendum
Ordinance #231-01-19 – Fireworks Regulations
Ordinance #229-10-18 – Monocacy Creek Watershed Act 167 Stormwater Management
Ordinance #226-07-18 Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement
Ordinance #225-04-18 Lower Nazareth & Hanover CRPD Agreement
Ordinance #224-04-18 Bath Withdrawal Settlement
Ordinance #223-02-18 Tax Collector Fees
Ordinance #222-02-18 Recycling Ordinance Update
Ordinance #218-04-16 Uniform Traffic Regulations
Ordinance #216-10-15 Intergovernmental Agreement LNT & HT Sanitary Sewer
Ordinance #215-03-15 City of Bethlehem & Lower Nazareth Township Sewer Agreement
Ordinance #214-03-15 Repeal of Township Firearms Ordinances
Ordinance #205-10-11 Re-enacting Earned Income Tax
Ordinance #204-07-11 Real Estate Tax Certification Fee
Ordinance #203-06-11 EAJSA Pretreatment Policy Amendment
Ordinance #200-03-10 Amended Stop Sign Ordinance
Ordinance #199-01-10 Hanoverville Road Vacation
Ordinance #198-01-10 Mandatory Recycling Ordinance – updated Ord 222-02-18
Ordinance #196-11-09 Sidewalk Maintenance
Ordinance #161-04-03 Traffic Impact Fee
Ordinance #135-09-98 Animal Control
Permit Forms & Applications
2024 Fee Schedule
Building, Zoning & Grading Permit Application - 2023
Burning Permit Application
Burn Ordinance
Demolition Permit Guidelines
Demolition Permit Application
Driveway Permit Application
Driveway SALDO Excerpt
Escrow Agreement Package – updated 2024
Home Office / Home Occupation Application
Honey Bee Apiary Permit Application
Hot Tub-Spa Submission Package-2024
Masonry Mailbox Package
Moving Record
Nazareth Area Council of Governments (NACOG) UCC Board of Appeals Application
PA DEP On Lot Sewage System Instructions
PA DEP On Lot Sewage System Application
Peddler’s Permit Application
Peddler’s License Ordinance
Rental Disclosure Ordinance – Residential #190-08-07
Rental Disclosure Semi-Annual Filing Form
Residential Addition Submission Checklist - 2024
Septic Application Procedures for Residents 2024
Single Family Dwelling Submission Checklist (approved prior to 2014)
Single Family Dwelling Submission Checklist (approved after 2014)
Sign Permit Application w/ Digital Sign Requirements
Swimming Pool – Above Ground Submission Package - 2024
Swimming Pool – In Ground Submission Package - 2024
2015 Pool & Spa Code – Chapter 3 General Compliance
2015 Pool & Spa Code – Chapter 7 On Ground-Above Ground Pools
2015 Pool & Spa Code – Chapter 8 In Ground Pools
2015 Pool & Spa Code – Chapter 9 Spas
PA UCC Plan Review Checklist
Worker’s Compensation Waiver - 2023

Miscellaneous Documentation

Article 1, Section 121, Non-Conformities 
Article 6, Section 609, Temporary Uses
Article 5, Section 503.3, Accessory Structures-Sheds
Article 6, Section 605.3, Fences & Walls
Grading Plan Requirements
Insurance Requirements for Pre-Con
Mailbox Installation Guidelines
PA Code 025_0073 On Lot Sewage Disposal

Subdivision and Land Development

Subdivision & Land Development Application
Time Extension Letter – example
Waiver Request

Zoning Appeals

Conditional Use Application - updated May 2024
Conditional Use Application Procedures
Zoning Appeal Application
Zoning Appeal Procedures
Records Request Information
Open Records Policy
Lower Nazareth will NOT fill anonymous verbal or written requests.
Records Request Form
Office of Open Records

Lower Nazareth Township Records Request Email Address:


Lower Nazareth Township Open Records Officer
Summer Park Program





If registering only one child:

If registering two or more children:


Applications are currently being accepted for Leaders for this year’s program. Interested parties must be at least 18 years old or entering their senior year in high school. Responsibilities include keeping children active and engaging them in fun and challenging activities while maintaining a safe environment


    Applications are also available at the Township Office, 623 Municipal Drive. All applicants are subject to background clearances per PA State Law (Act 153 of 2014 & Act 15 of 2015).



& Agreements

Reports, Resolutions, & Agreements

Archived Reports

ALL 2023 (and prior) Reports, Resolutions & Agreements have been moved to Reports, Resolutions & Agreements Archive


& Agenda

Minutes & Agenda

Minutes Archive

ALL 2023 (and prior) Agendas & Minutes have been moved to Minutes and Agenda Archive




Recreation, Parks, Open Space Plan
Open Space Preservation Application