The Zoning Officer deals with the following topics:
- Zoning Permits
- Sign Permits
- Land Development
- Conditional Uses
- Works with the Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Board
- The Upper Fairfield Township Planning Commission meets on the LAST MONDAY of each month, as needed.
- The Zoning Hearing Board meets as needed.
Home Improvements that do not require a permit:
- New shingles for roof
- Interior Renovations that do involve anything structural, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical
* If you are unsure if your project requires a permit contact the township zoning officer.
To view Upper Fairfield Township's Zoning Ordinances and Zoning Map go to:
To view Upper Fairfield Township's Zoning Permit Application and Zoning Instructions go to:
To view Upper Fairfield Township's Code Inspection Application go to:
Planning and Development
Upper Fairfield Township has adopted Zoning and Subdivision & Land Development Ordinances. The purpose of these Ordinances is to promote, protect and facilitate the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community.
The Upper Fairfield Township Planning Commission will meet on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, as needed.
Every property in Upper Fairfield Township is classified to determine how the property may be used. The zoning districts include:
- VC - Village Center District
- SR - Suburban Residential District
- AR - Agricultural Residential District
- C - Conservation District
Community Development Objectives
This Ordinance provides a legal basis and framework for future development in Upper Fairfield Township. Its provisions are guided by the policies and recommendations contained in the Township Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 1974, and its General Development Goals and Objectives, established in September 1989. The following list represents the community’s future development objectives.
- Maintain the peaceful, rural character and environmental quality of the Township.
- Encourage the continuation of agricultural activities within the Township.
- Encourage development to locate in the best-suited areas within the Township.
- Maintain a variety of residential environments for Township residents.
- Maintain an adequate, safe transportation network, including the avoidance of creating hazards or obstructions to air navigation.
- Provide adequate, accessible public facilities, services, and utilities for all Township residents at a reasonable cost.
- Promote commercial, institutional, and other non-residential uses only in areas designated for such uses.
- Coordinate local and regional planning efforts and expenditures to encourage orderly growth in Lycoming County.
The minimum amount of acreage you can subdivide for each zoning district is listed below:
- VC - Village Center District - No subdivision permitted
- SR - Suburban Residential District - 1 acre minimum per parcel
- AR - Agricultural Residential District - 3 acre minimum per parcel
- C - Conservation District - 5 acre minimum per parcel