Township Ordinances

  • Basketball Apparatus - For the safety of the residents of the Township, the Supervisors passed an ordinance in 1995 which prohibits the placement of basketball apparatus along Township road rights-of-way.  The ordinance also prohibits playing basketball on the streets of the Township. Anyone violating the ordinance could be fined a maximum of $25.00 per incident.
  • Burning - A new burning ordinance was adopted in the township that prohibits burning except for properties zoned agricultural and the items being burned are from normal farming operations.  The use of outdoor barbecue equipment or stoves used for cooking, wood or coal stoves for recreational purposes provided the fuel used is dried wood or coal, torches to provide illumination or repel insects and campfires for recreational purposes provided the fuel used is dried wood, they do not exceed 27 cubic feet in area and they are properly confined, supervised and extinguished are allowed.  Recreational fires may not be set, started or maintained between 11 PM and 10 AM.  Recreational fires may not be set, started or maintained when weather or atmospheric conditions such as fog, drizzle or dampness will make the fire or its smoke hazardous or offensive to human life or property.  The entire ordinance can be accessed by clicking  here
  • Code Enforcement The Township has a Code Enforcement Officer to handle code violations. Click here to read the ordinance.  You can view the appeal form and code fee schedule here.
  • Curfew - You can read the entire curfew ordinance here.
  • Fences - Beginning April 29, 2015, the Supervisors have requested Lebanon County Planning Department to issue Building Permits for all fences to comply with Section 13.07 of the Township Zoning Ordinance.  Call Lebanon County Planning with any questions at 228-4444.
  • Fireworks - Read FAQ regarding the new (2017) State Law regarding fireworks here. Basically, consumers over the age of 18 may now purchase Class C fireworks, must have permission of the property owner to ignite or discharge fireworks, and must be 150 feet from any occupied structure to ignite or discharge fireworks. 
  • Food Trucks - According to Ordinance # 375, a Food Truck is required to obtain a permit with the Township. The cost is $25 per year and it expires on December 31st. Download Application Here.

  • Motor Vehicles - According to Ordinance #278, all motor vehicles or trailers, must have a valid license plate and current state inspection to be parked or stored on any property or along any public street.  The only exceptions are if the vehicle is in a completely enclosed building or any properly approved junk yard.  All major recreational equipment must be parked or stored in a carport, enclosed building, in a rear yard or on that portion of a driveway not within the road right-of-way.  Recreational equipment may be parked along public streets for a period of time not to exceed 24 hrs. for the purposes of loading or unloading.

In October, 1991, the Supervisors passed an ordinance prohibiting the repair and maintenance of any vehicles on any street, road or alley located within the township.