Building and Zoning

On July 8, 2004, the Upper Salford Township Board of Supervisors adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code as the building code for the Township of Upper Salford. By reference, the following codes were also adopted at that time: International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, International Fire Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Urban Wild Land Interface Code, International Council Electrical Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Zoning Code, International Existing Building Code, International Code Council Performance Code and the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.

Permits are required for, but not limited to, all new construction, additions and/or structural alterations, decks, patios, sheds, above ground and in-ground pools, solar panel arrays, generators, outdoor furnaces, temporary and permanent signs, road occupancy and driveways. Permits are also required for all demolition and fuel storage tank installation. More information can be found under Permits and Applications.

Well and septic permits are handled by the Montgomery County Health Department.
Contact: Daniel Oskiera
Phone number: (610) 970-5040, ext. 4217
Email: doskiera@montcopa.org

For residences, Use and Occupancy permits are only required for new construction. A Use and Occupancy permit is required for all non-residential properties when the use, operator, and/or tenant is changed.

Fences and Walls
Although fences and walls do not require a permit, the Township Zoning Ordinance, Article III, Section 304.A.7. regulates the heights and location. Click here for more information.

License Fees are required for junkyards, mobile homes, mobile parks and for all transient retail merchants.

Registration of Pumper/Haulers, click here. Only pumping receipts from pumpers/haulers registered with the Township will be accepted to establish compliance to the Township pumping requirements.

Contractor Registration – Act 132 of 2008
The PA Home Consumer Protection Act requires all home improvement contractors, homeowner contractors and landscapers under (P.L. 1228, No. 162) to register with Consumer Affairs Department of PA prior to July 1, 2009. A license number must be provided prior to the issuance of any home improvement building permit.

Fee Schedule: Fee Resolution 2018-16

On July 8, 2004, the Upper Salford Township Board of Supervisors adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code as the building code for the Township of Upper Salford. Click here to view the Uniform Construction Code.

Building Permit Data Information Packet
Important! Includes application and inspection requirements.

Building/Zoning Permit Application

Plumbing/Mechanical Permit Application
Must be completed along with Building Permit Application when plumbing/mechanical work is proposed.

Electrical Permit Application
Must be completed along with Building Permit Application when electrical work is proposed.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Information Form Act 44

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management Exemption Packet

Stormwater Management Site Plan Application

Well and Septic permits are handled by the Montgomery County Health Department.
Contact: Daniel Oskeira
Phone number: (610) 970-5040, ext. 4217
Email: doskiera@montcopa.org

Swimming Pools/Hot Tubs

Driveways and Road Occupancy

Signs

Licenses & Registrations

Subdivision/Land Development

For all Subdivision and/or Land Development questions, please refer to the Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for direction and requirements. Plan submissions for the Planning Commission agenda must be made 14 business days prior to the date of the meeting. Planning Commission meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month.

Montgomery County Plan Recording Requirements Checklist

Conditional Use Hearings

A Conditional Use Hearing is required when a desired use is listed as a Conditional Use in the Township Zoning Ordinance. These hearings are conducted by the Board of Supervisors. An application for a Conditional Use Hearing must be filed with the Township Secretary, along with the appropriate fee ($850.00). When an application for a Conditional Use is filed, the property in question is posted and all residents within 500 feet of the property are notified in writing of the date and time of the hearing.

Conditional Use Application

*If you are submitting anything larger than ledger size (11″ x 17″) along with the conditional use hearing application and fee, 12 copies must be provided, otherwise only one copy is needed as we will make photocopies in house.

Zoning Hearings

Zoning Hearing Application

For Interpretation, or a request for a Special Exception or Variance of the Township Zoning Ordinance, a Zoning Hearing application must be filed with the Township Secretary, along with the appropriate fee ($850.00). The hearings are conducted by the Zoning Hearing Board. When an application for a Zoning Hearing is filed, the property in question is posted and all residents within 500 feet of the property are notified in writing of the date and time of the hearing.

Zoning Officer

Robert Hickson

The Zoning Officer is available Monday and Friday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Upper Salford Township Municipal Office located at 1441 Salford Station Road in Salford, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at (610) 287-6160. Individuals with inquiries are also invited to stop in during those hours to discuss zoning issues in person or to pick up various building related applications. No appointment is necessary.

Zoning Officer

Township Building Inspector: Technicon Enterprises Inc. II

The Township Building Inspector can be reached at the following number:
Office (610) 286-1622
Please allow 24 hours notice for an inspection request.

TEI handles all residential and commercial inspections, accessibility inspections, and residential mechanical and energy inspections and electrical inspections. They also handle all stormwater facility inspections.

The following are subdivisions and/or land development currently going through the review process with the Upper Salford Township Planning Commission. Additional information is available at the township office.

Old Goshenhoppen Church: Church expansion to include additional class rooms and office space.

Spring Run Farm: Proposed 15 lot subdivision off of Moyer Road. (Previously approved for a 25 lot subdivision with a community sewage disposal system. The current application shows larger lots with individual on-lot sewage disposal systems.)

The Following are the Most Recent Subdivisions to Have Been Approved by the Upper Salford Township Board of Supervisors

Date: 11/11/14
Status: Approved
Location: Salford Farms/Longs Property
Result: Two lot subdivision on Old Skippack Road. No development is proposed.

Date: 10/14/14
Status: Approved
Location: Salford Farms LLC/New Life Youth & Family Services
Result: Two lot subdivision on Salford Station Road and Grubb/Freeman School Road. Subdivision includes a third lot in Lower Salford Township. No development is proposed.

Date: 4/8/14
Status: Approved
Location: Upper Salford Township/812 Old Skippack Road
Result: Two lot subdivision. New lot to be purchased by Upper Salford Township to be annexed to abutting Township Open Space.

Date: 1/6/14
Status: Approved
Location: Carberry/Casto
Result: Two lot subdivision on Zepp Road.

Date: 3/13/12
Status: Approved
Location: Mont. Co. Lands Trust/Rogers Tract
Result: 2 lot subdivision to separate existing home from open space property.

Date: 3/8/11
Status: Approved
Location: Potato Road, Phase II
Result: Subdivision of an existing lot from Phase I (Westfield Estates) into three parcels.

Date: 9/14/10
Status: Approved
Location: Weiss
Result: 2284 & 2290 Perkiomenville Road. Lot Line Adjustment. No new lots created.

Date: 1/4/10
Status: Approved
Location: Poatsy/Gormley
Result: 2136 Wolford Road. Simple conveyance annexation plan. No new lots created.

Date: 12/8/09
Status: Approved
Location: Imms/Faringer
Result: 2466/2469 Bergey Road. Lot line adjustment. No new lots created.

Date: 8/11/09
Status: Approved
Location: John Campbell
Result: 291 Old Skippack Road – two lot subdivision creating one new lot.

Date: 7/21/09
Status: Approved
Location: Lewis Tract
Result: Lot line adjustment on Larson and Grubb roads reducing seven existing parcels into three new lots.

Date: 8/12/08
Status: Approved
Location: Wrschka Subdivision
Result: This subdivision creates one new lot off of Pinecrest Place.

Date: 7/8/08
Status: Approved
Location: New Life Youth and Family Services
Result: Final approval of Phase I has been amended to construct only one girls dormitory at this time due to a lack of funds to construct two boys dormitories which had previously been proposed along with the one girls dormitory and given preliminary approval.

Date: 6/10/08
Status: Approved
Location: Atlantis Properties
Result: 2250 Potato Road. This subdivision creates one new lot on Potato Road.

Date: 5/13/08
Status: Approved
Location: Bateman Tract
Result: This is an eight-lot subdivision on approximately 54 acres on Salford Street. This subdivision creates seven new building lots with the existing farm house on the 8th lot.

Date: 10/19/07
Status: Approved
Location: Hershey Meadows
Result: This six lot subdivision, owned by Hiram & Mary Hershey, creates 2 new building lots, 2 annexation parcels, 1 residue parcel with an existing dwelling and 1 open space parcel.

Date: 10/9/07
Status: Approved
Location: Harker Lot Line Adjustment
Result: Burton Road – no new lots created.

Date: 8/15/07
Status: Approved
Location: Bunton Tract
Result: Two lot subdivision off Burton Road (one new lot created).