Zoning & Building

Zoning Department

The current Zoning Officer is Shawn McGlynn. He can be reached 570-223-8920 ext. 126

CLICK HERE for our  Zoning Map

CLICK HERE to view the General Code

CLICK HERE for the Residential Resale and Occupancy Application

CLICK HERE for the Commercial Resale and Occupancy Application

CLICK HERE for the Residential Resale and Occupancy Information Sheet

CLICK HERE for the Commercial Resale and Occupancy Information Sheet

“Ordinance 176”; An ordinance of the Township of Middle Smithfield, setting forth an amendment to the Code of the Township of Middle Smithfield, by deleting the entire Chapter 200, Entitled “Zoning”, and replacing it with an entirely new chapter 200 entitled “Zoning.” Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on December 9, 2010.

Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board is a direct result of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act of 1968, P.L.805, No.247. Full information can be obtained on the Department of State website, or by clicking here to view the full Act document (PDF, 344kb).

Click here to download the Zoning Hearing Application, last updated on 6-4-14.

To see all Public Notices about Public Hearings click here


The purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board, in accordance with the Act of 1968, is “To empower cities of the second class A, and third class, boroughs, incorporated towns, townships of the first and second classes including those within a county of the second class and counties of the second class through eighth classes, individually or jointly, to plan their development and to govern the same by zoning, subdivision and land development ordinances, planned residential development and other ordinances, by official maps, by the reservation of certain land for future public purpose and by the acquisition of such land; to promote the conservation of energy through the use of planning practices and to promote the effective utilization of renewable energy sources; providing for the establishment of planning commissions, planning departments, planning committees and zoning hearing boards, authorizing them to charge fees, make inspections and hold public hearings; providing for mediation; providing for transferable development rights; providing for appropriations, appeals to courts and penalties for violations; and repealing acts and parts of act…”


Chairperson: Mal Law
Vice Chairperson: Frank Primrose
Josephine Ferro
Arthur Jenkins
Jeff Senholzi