Zoning & Building

Zoning Ordinance:
The Sadsbury Twp. Board of Supervisors adopted a new Zoning Ordinance effective January 1, 2014 with contains community development objectives and the necessary technical provisions to regulate land use, establish minimum lot sizes, area, setbacks and other standards. It also  regulates the location, size, height and coverage of structures on property.  The new zoning map delineates the boundaries of the specific districts or zones created in the ordinance.  To view the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map, click on the following links:

Sadsbury Twp Zoning Ordinance
Sadsbury Twp Zoning Map
Sadsbury Twp Zoning Map w/ Setbacks (page 2 of 4)
Sadsbury Twp Zoning Map w/ Setbacks (Page 3 of 4)
Sadsbury Twp Zoning Map w/ Setbacks (Page 4 of 4)

Zoning Permits:
For your convenience we have most permits available for download from our web site on the “Permit Applications & Forms” page. You may pick up an application at the Municipal Building.  Completed applications, along with support documentation, are to be submitted to the township office.

Zoning permits are required for all structures 100 sq ft or larger.  They are also required for decks, fences, swimming pools, signs etc.  Please contact the township office (814-382-8579) to determine the types of permits that may be required for your project.  Some projects will require both Zoning and UCC (Uniform Construction Code) permits.  Others may require only a Zoning Permit.

Permits are required for, but not limited to, the following:
Residential or Commercial construction
Additions or alterations to existing structures
Garages, attached or detached
Storage Sheds/Accessory Bldgs (100 sq. ft. or larger)
Decks, with or without a roof
Roof over patio
Roof – structural changes only; no permit required to replace shingles
Septic Tank Systems
Swimming Pool
Certain types of Burning
Peddling – Solicitation – Vendors
Road Encroachment and Driveway Permits for Township Roads
Occupancy Permits

Zoning Hearing Board:
In cases where a hardship exists which prevents building within the requirements of the zoning ordinance, an application can be filed for an appeal before the Zoning Hearing Board.  The Zoning Hearing Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., as needed.  Applications, with supporting documentation and application fee, must be filed with the township office by the 20th of the preceding month.

Zoning Hearing Board Members:
Richard Ferguson – Chairman
Carol Kingzett
Vicki Leap
Sue Anderson – 1st Alternate
Alan Heil – 2nd Alternate

Planning Commission: 
The Township is responsible for review of all planning, land development and subdivision of property within its boundaries. Any person who wishes to develop or subdivide land within the Township must file plans with the Zoning Officer.  These plans are also reviewed by the Sadsbury Township Planning Commission, Crawford Co. Planning Commission and Sadsbury Twp. Board of Supervisors.  Applications for review by the Planning Commission must be submitted to the township office two weeks prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.  Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held only if there are items on the agenda.

Planning Commission Members:
Harry (Skip) Leonhard – Chairman
Erik Kulasa – Vice-Chairman
Dio Yost – Secretary
David Gordon
Ed Yates
Brian Bair
Raymond Andel