Zoning

The Zoning Officer handles the administration of the Township Zoning Regulations.  Zoning determines what types of uses are permitted to be built on a given property.  It also sets the size of the lot, lot coverage, and location of buildings on your property, among other items.  You should contact the Township Zoning Officer about the following types of issues:

  • To determine the Zoning District of your property

Zoning Map Legend

 

Full Size Interactive Zoning Map
(The interactive zoning map is for informational purposes only and does not replace the expertise of the zoning officer)

Growth Management & Comprehensive Plan

(last revised January 2008)

 


  • To answer questions about what types of use or structures can be located on the property

Code of Ordinances
(The link above redirects you away from the Dover Township website and forwards you to a website hosted and maintained by American Legal)


  • To be placed in the Township’s Agricultural Security Zone or to inquire about the Agricultural Security Program

Agricultural Security Application


  • To ask questions about or file a request for a variance or a special exception to the Zoning Ordinance regulations. Hearings are conducted before the Dover Township Zoning Hearing Board

Zoning Hearing Application


  • To inquire about your options in subdividing your land into more than one parcel through the Township Subdivision and Land Development Process

Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances
(The link above redirects you away from the Dover Township website and forwards you to a website hosted and maintained by American Legal)


  • To learn about operating a home occupation business from your residential property
  • To learn about where in Dover Township you can locate your business

  • To report a property that is not in compliance with the Township Zoning Ordinance, including…
    • Neighbors operating a business without permission
    • Camper/RV Parking
    • Utility trailer parking
    • Tractor Trailer parking in a Residential Zone
    • Too many pets
    • Farm Animals on a Residential Property

Other Agencies to Contact:

Complaints involving noise, ATV/Dirt Bikes and Barking Dogs should all be directed to Northern York County Regional Police Department for enforcement.

Open Burning complaints should be directed to the County 911 System.

Questions and concerns involving Agricultural Land Preservation should be directed to York County Agricultural Land Preservation Program at (717) 840-7400.

The Agricultural Clean and Green Program is managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  Their phone number is (717)-787-4737.

Agricultural odor complaints should be directed to the York County Conservation District  at (717) 840-7430.

 

Dover Township does not get involved in Landlord/Tenant disputes.