FAQs

Burning is allowed under the proper conditions and supervision. Please refer to our Burning Ordinance for more information.

The Township does not have a noise ordinance. We rely on the good judgement of our residents not to unreasonably infringe on their neighbors peace and quiet. However, noise control is addressed in the Township Zoning Ordinance which relates to Environmental Performance Standards (Section 2211.B).

As per the Pennsylvania Dog Laws, all dogs must be under control. This means that when your dog is not on your property, it must be under the direct control of you or a handler. The best way to control your dog is on a leash. Remember, dogs are personal property. You are responsible for any damage caused by your dog. Dogs must also be licensed. Click here for more information from the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Stray dogs can be reported to Ed Bunt at (610) 909-1173. Mr. Bunt is the local representative with the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Dead deer should be reported to PennDOT (Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation) at (610) 275-2368 for State Roads and the Pennsylvania Game Commission at (610) 926-3136 for Township and County Roads. Click here for road classifications.

Contact the PA Game Commission Southeast Region Office at (610) 926-3136. They can also provide names of companies who respond to animal nuisance complaints for animals/rodents that are not rabid, but causing a problem and need to be safely and humanely removed from your home or business.

The Township does not have any recycling facilities. A couple of websites that offer recycling options are:

Montgomery County
montcopa.org
(610) 278-3618

Recycling Services, Inc.
A non-profit community recycling and alternate energy resource center.
recyclingservices.org
(610) 323-8545

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Additionally, several of the trash haulers that service our township collect recycling. Check with your hauler to see if that option is available.

You can contact a supervisor at their home address or leave a message for them at the township office. Confidential letters sent to the township office should be clearly marked “Confidential”. The supervisors’ home contact information is available here.

New Roof: Not unless there are structural changes. No permit is needed to replace the shingles.

New Siding: No

Basement Renovations: That depends on the work being done and should be referred to the Zoning Officer to determine if one is needed.

Fences: No, but the height must comply with the Township Zoning Ordinance and they cannot be located on the property line.

Sheds: Yes, a zoning permit is required for all accessory structures and a building permit is also required for all structures 600 sf or larger.

Window Replacements: Only when the size is changed.

Patios and Decks: Yes, a zoning permit is always needed and a building permit is also needed whenever the patio or deck is covered and/or any section is over 30″ above grade level.

A U & O is only required for brand new construction. It is not required for a resale. A Use and Occupancy permit is required for all non-residential (commercial) properties when the use, operator, and/or tenant is changed.

A minimum lot size of 80,000 square feet shall be required to keep one large animal, such as a horse or cattle, not in conjunction with agriculture. One additional animal may be kept for each acre of lot size in excess of 80,000 square feet. For more information, please contact the Township Zoning Officer at (610) 287-6160.

No permit or registration is needed, however, garage/yard sales shall comply with the following regulations per Section 27-2212 of the Township Zoning Ordinance:

  • Garage/yard sales shall be permitted on all residential properties in Upper Salford Township.
  • A maximum of 2 garage/yard sales shall be permitted per residential property per calendar year.
  • Garage/yard sales shall last a maximum of 4 consecutive days.
  • Garage/yard sales shall only be conducted between sunrise and sunset on any given day.

(If using a GPS, use 1441 Salford Station Road, Harleysville, PA. GPS does not recognize Salford, PA.)

From Philadelphia Area:
Follow Route 76 West (Schuylkill Expressway) to I-476 North toward Plymouth Meeting. (First exit after Conshohocken exit). I-476 turns into the NE extension of the PA turnpike (Toll required). Follow 476 to the Lansdale exit #31, approximately 10 miles from entrance of NE extension at toll booth. From turnpike exit, make a right onto 63 West, heading towards Harleysville. You will be on 63W for approximately 10-11 miles. You will go through the town of Harleysville, cross Route 113, pass a Walmart on your right. From Wal-Mart, you will go approximately 3 miles before turning left at the first traffic light at the Shelly Square Shopping Center onto Shelly Road. Follow the directions below from Shelly Road.

Going West of Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike):
Make a left onto Shelly Road at the traffic light. (Shelly Square Shopping Center is on the corner.) At the first intersection, continue straight (Shelly Road becomes Schwenksville Road at this point.). At the next intersection, at Salford Station Road, turn right. Continue on Salford Station Road, bearing to the right at stop sign. Approximately 1/2 mile on the left will be the township office.

From the Collegeville area – Route 29:
Take Route 29 North to Schwenksville. Once in Schwenksville, turn right onto E. Park Avenue at the traffic light after The Schwenksville Laundromat (Ortino’s Restaurant and Take-Out is on the opposite corner.). Park Avenue turns into Schwenksville Road. Follow Schwenksville Road to Salford Station Road (Note: at one point Schwenksville Road curves sharply to the left at the intersection of Grubb Road. Bare to the left to stay on Schwenksville Road.). Make a left onto Salford Station Road (Upper Salford Park will be on the left.). Continue on Salford Station Road, bearing to the right at stop sign (intersection with Clemmers Mill Road). Township building will be on the left approximately 1/2 mile from the intersection with Clemmers Mill Road.

From the Green Lane area – Route 29:
From Route 29, (Gravel Pike), take Main Street – Route 63 East. Travel through Sumneytown and make a right at the top of the hill onto Old Skippack Road. Follow Old Skippack Road to Salford Street. Make a right onto Salford Street. Make first left onto Harmon Road. Harmon Road dead ends at Salford Station Road. Make a left onto Salford Station Road. The township building is just ahead on the right.

Truck Routes

Due to weight restrictions on many of our roads and bridges, the following routes are suggested for trucks weighing over 10 tons:

From the Collegeville area – Route 29:
Take Route 29 North to Schwenksville. Once in Schwenksville, turn right onto E. Park Avenue at traffic light after The O-Mart (Ortino’s Restaurant is on the corner.). Park Avenue turns into Schwenksville Road. Follow Schwenksville Road to Salford Station Road. Make a left onto Salford Station Road. The Upper Salford Park will be on your left. Continue on Salford Station Road, bearing to the right at stop sign. Approximately 1/2 mile on the left will be the township office.

From Green Lane area – Route 29:
Take Route 29 South to Crusher Road. Make a left onto Crusher Road. Crusher Road turns into Perkiomenville Road. Follow Perkiomenville Road to Old Skippack Road. Make a right onto Old Skippack Road. From Old Skippack Road, make a right onto Salford Street. Take the first left onto Harmon Road. Harmon Road dead ends at Salford Station Road. Turn left onto Salford Station Road. The township building is ahead on the right.