Plan Review

Pre-Plan Submission

You may engage the Borough Engineer, Borough Solicitor, Zoning Officer and/or the Building Code Official to review your plans. If you would like to have your plans reviewed prior to your plan submission, or if you would like to meet with any of the above professionals to discuss a potential project, you will need to submit a Professional Services Application and Escrow Agreement and set up the escrow funds. All fees associated with your plan review and/or meetings with any or all of the above mentioned Borough professionals will be paid out of your escrow funds. Please make certain you submit all required documents with your application.

Important Note: If you are a contractor or individual submitting a permit application on behalf of the property owner you must submit an Owners Authorization Form with the owner’s original signature. The Borough will not accept faxed copies because the form must have the property owner’s original signature. If this form is not included with your permit application submission, the application will not be accepted. If you are the property owner and you are submitting the application on your own, you are not required to include this form.

Please read the application carefully. You must submit all required documents with your application or it will be returned to you.

Single Lot New Construction Plan Review

If you are submitting single lot construction plans for review, you will need to fill out the Single Lot New Construction Application for Plan Review and Escrow Agreement below and set up your escrow funds. All fees associated with your plan review from and or all of the above mentioned Borough professionals will be paid out of your escrow funds. You must submit all required documents with your application.

Important Note: If you are a contractor or individual submitting a permit application on behalf of the property owner you must submit an Owners Authorization Form with the owner’s original signature. The Borough will not accept faxed copies because the form must have the property owner’s original signature. If this form is not included with your permit application submission, the application will not be accepted. If you are the property owner and you are submitting the application on your own, you are not required to include this form.

If your project includes more than one lot being developed, please go to the Subdivision and Land Development section.

Please read the application carefully. You must submit all required documents with your application or it will be returned to you.

Overlay District

An overlay district is a district superimposed upon another district which supersedes, modifies or supple¬ments the underlying regulations.

Overlay zoning is a regulatory tool that creates a special zoning district, placed over an existing base zone(s), which identifies special provisions in addition to those in the underlying base zone. The overlay district can share common boundaries with the base zone or cut across base zone boundaries. Regulations or incentives are attached to the overlay district to protect a specific resource or guide development within a special area.

Common requirements may include building setbacks, density standards, lot sizes, impervious surface reduction and vegetation and landscape buffering requirements. Structure requirements could include building floor height minimums and flood-proofing to high water level.

Important Note: If you are a contractor or individual submitting a permit application on behalf of the property owner you must submit an Owners Authorization Form with the owner’s original signature. The Borough will not accept faxed copies because the form must have the property owner’s original signature. If this form is not included with your permit application submission, the application will not be accepted. If you are the property owner and you are submitting the application on your own, you are not required to include this form.

Please read the application carefully. You must submit all required documents with your application or it will be returned to you.

POTENTIAL USES FOR OVERLAY DISTRICT

  1. Create a walkable community, connect pathways
  2. Preserve/enhance a special district
  3. Encourage economic development
  4. Preserve/enhance rural character
  5. Protect quality of surface water
  6. Protect groundwater quality and quantity
  7. Manage stormwater
  8. Preserve forestry integrity
  9. Preserve sensitive area/wildlife habitat
  10. Protect aesthetics of the natural environment
  11. Preserve farmlands

OVERLAY DISTRICT APPLICATIONS

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Trappe Borough Hall
525 West Main Street Trappe, PA 19426
(610) 489 - 7181
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Community Services Officer:
Trooper Dean Wright
DEAWRIGHT@pa.gov