Township of Mount Joy, PA
Lancaster County
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Zoning Map
Created: 2013-04-04|Updated: 2014-01-15
Zoning Map - click here amended 1-6-2014 by Ord. 284-2014
Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Created: 2014-01-15
The Board of Supervisors enacted an amendment to the zoning ordinance on January 6, 2014, which made several changes to the ordinance. The new ordinance has not yet been incorporated into the Code version below. Please click on "New Laws" on the left then Ord. 284-2014 to view the amendments.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Mount Joy 5-21-2012 by Ord. No. 279-2012.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 135, Zoning, adopted 1-19-1998 by Ord. No. CL, as amended.
Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Planning Commission — See Ch. 36.

Building regulations — See Ch. 57.

Outdoor burning — See Ch. 60.

Driveways — See Ch. 67.

Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 93.

Property maintenance — See Ch. 96.

Sewers — See Ch. 100.

Solid waste — See Ch. 110.

Stormwater management — See Ch. 113.

Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 116.

Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 119.

ARTICLE I
Background Provisions (§ 135-1 — § 135-7) 

ARTICLE II
Purposes and Community Development Objectives (§ 135-11 — § 135-13) 

ARTICLE III
(Reserved) (§ 135-21) 

ARTICLE IV
Terminology (§ 135-31 — § 135-33) 

ARTICLE V
Conformity and Nonconformity Regulations (§ 135-41 — § 135-47) 

ARTICLE VI
Zoning Districts (§ 135-51 — § 135-54) 

ARTICLE VII
R – Rural District (§ 135-61 — § 135-68) 

ARTICLE VIII
CR – Conservation-Residential District (§ 135-71 — § 135-78) 

ARTICLE IX
A – Agricultural District (§ 135-81 — § 135-88) 

ARTICLE X
R-1 – Low-Density Residential District (§ 135-91 — § 135-98) 

ARTICLE XI
R-2 – Medium-Density Residential District (§ 135-101 — § 135-108) 

ARTICLE XII
R-3 – Medium-High-Density Residential District (§ 135-111 — § 135-118) 

ARTICLE XIII
C-1 – Limited Commercial District (§ 135-121 — § 135-127) 

ARTICLE XIV
C-2 – General Commercial District (§ 135-131 — § 135-137) 

ARTICLE XV
I-1 – Commercial/Mixed Use Interchange Development District (§ 135-141 — § 135-148) 

ARTICLE XVI
I-2 – Industrial Interchange Development District (§ 135-151 — § 135-158) 

ARTICLE XVII
LI - Light Industrial District (§ 135-161 — § 135-168) 

ARTICLE XVIII
GI – General Industrial District (§ 135-171 — § 135-178) 

ARTICLE XIX
RT – Rural Transition District (§ 135-181 — § 135-189) 

ARTICLE XX
IN – Institutional District (§ 135-191 — § 135-197) 

ARTICLE XXI
(Reserved) (§ 135-201) 

ARTICLE XXII
Specific Use Regulations (§ 135-211 — § 135-272) 

ARTICLE XXIII
General Regulations (§ 135-291 — § 135-328) 

ARTICLE XXIV
Sign Regulations (§ 135-331 — § 135-336) 

ARTICLE XXV
Parking Regulations (§ 135-341 — § 135-350) 

ARTICLE XXVI
Design Options and Density Incentives (§ 135-351 — § 135-355) 

ARTICLE XXVII
Administration and Enforcement (§ 135-361 — § 135-372) 

ARTICLE XXVIII
Zoning Hearing Board (§ 135-381 — § 135-388) 

ARTICLE XXIX
Amendments (§ 135-391 — § 135-400) 

135a Table of Zoning Map Amendments
Article I Background Provisions

§ 135-1 Short title.

§ 135-2 Severability.

§ 135-3 When effective.

§ 135-4 Interpretation.

§ 135-5 Applicability.

§ 135-6 Repeals.

§ 135-7 through § 135-10. (Reserved)

Article II Purposes and Community Development Objectives

§ 135-11 Purposes.

§ 135-12 Community development objectives.

§ 135-13 through § 135-20. (Reserved)

Article III (Reserved)

§ 135-21 through § 135-30. (Reserved)

Article IV Terminology

§ 135-31 Word usage.

§ 135-32 Definitions.

§ 135-33 through § 135-40. (Reserved)

Article V Conformity and Nonconformity Regulations

§ 135-41 Conformity of proposed land uses.

§ 135-42 Continuance and expansion of nonconforming uses.

§ 135-43 Substitution of uses.

§ 135-44 Damage to nonconforming structures.

§ 135-45 Nonconforming lots.

§ 135-46 Expansion of dimensionally nonconforming structures.

§ 135-47 through § 135-50. (Reserved)

Article VI Zoning Districts

§ 135-51 Districts enumerated.

§ 135-52 Zoning Map.

§ 135-53 District boundaries.

§ 135-54 through § 135-60. (Reserved)

Article VII R – Rural District

§ 135-61 District purpose.

§ 135-62 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-63 Special exception uses.

§ 135-64 Conditional uses.

§ 135-65 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-66 Height and yard requirements of accessory buildings.

§ 135-67 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-68 through § 135-70. (Reserved)

Article VIII CR – Conservation-Residential District

§ 135-71 District purpose.

§ 135-72 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-73 Special exception uses.

§ 135-74 Conditional uses.

§ 135-75 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-76 Height and yard regulations for accessory buildings.

§ 135-77 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-78 through § 135-80. (Reserved)

Article IX A – Agricultural District

§ 135-81 District purpose.

§ 135-82 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-83 Special exception uses.

§ 135-84 Conditional uses.

§ 135-85 Area, subdivision and bulk regulations.

§ 135-86 Height and yard requirements of accessory buildings.

§ 135-87 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-88 through § 135-90. (Reserved)

Article X R-1 – Low-Density Residential District

§ 135-91 District purpose.

§ 135-92 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-93 Special exception uses.

§ 135-94 Conditional uses.

§ 135-95 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-96 Height and yard requirements of accessory buildings.

§ 135-97 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-98 through § 135-100. (Reserved)

Article XI R-2 – Medium-Density Residential District

§ 135-101 District purpose.

§ 135-102 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-103 Special exception uses.

§ 135-104 Conditional uses.

§ 135-105 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-106 Height and yard requirements of accessory buildings.

§ 135-107 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-108 through § 135-110. (Reserved)

Article XII R-3 – Medium-High-Density Residential District

§ 135-111 District purpose.

§ 135-112 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-113 Special exception uses.

§ 135-114 Conditional uses.

§ 135-115 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-116 Height and yard requirements for accessory buildings.

§ 135-117 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-118 through § 135-120. (Reserved)

Article XIII C-1 – Limited Commercial District

§ 135-121 District purpose.

§ 135-122 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-123 Special exception uses.

§ 135-124 Conditional uses.

§ 135-125 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-126 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-127 through § 135-130. (Reserved)

Article XIV C-2 – General Commercial District

§ 135-131 District purpose.

§ 135-132 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-133 Special exception uses.

§ 135-134 Conditional uses.

§ 135-135 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-136 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-137 through § 135-140. (Reserved)

Article XV I-1 – Commercial/Mixed Use Interchange Development District

§ 135-141 District purpose.

§ 135-142 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-143 Special exception uses.

§ 135-144 Conditional uses.

§ 135-145 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-146 Height regulations.

§ 135-147 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-148 through § 135-150. (Reserved)

Article XVI I-2 – Industrial Interchange Development District

§ 135-151 District purpose.

§ 135-152 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-153 Special exception uses.

§ 135-154 Conditional uses.

§ 135-155 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-156 Landscaping and screening requirements.

§ 135-157 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-158 through § 135-160. (Reserved)

Article XVII LI - Light Industrial District

§ 135-161 District purpose.

§ 135-162 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-163 Special exception uses.

§ 135-164 Conditional uses.

§ 135-165 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 135-166 Landscaping and screening requirements.

§ 135-167 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-168 through § 135-170. (Reserved)

Article XVIII GI – General Industrial District

§ 135-171 District purpose.

§ 135-172 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-173 Special exception uses.

§ 135-174 Conditional uses.

§ 135-175 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-176 Landscaping and screening requirements.

§ 135-177 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-178 through § 135-180. (Reserved)

Article XIX RT – Rural Transition District

§ 135-181 District purpose.

§ 135-182 Conditions of eligibility.

§ 135-183 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-184 Special exception uses.

§ 135-185 Conditional uses.

§ 135-186 Composition of uses.

§ 135-187 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-188 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-189 through § 135-190. (Reserved)

Article XX IN – Institutional District

§ 135-191 District purpose.

§ 135-192 Permitted-by-right uses.

§ 135-193 Special exception uses.

§ 135-194 Conditional uses.

§ 135-195 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 135-196 Supplemental use regulations.

§ 135-197 through § 135-200. (Reserved)

Article XXI (Reserved)

§ 135-201 through § 135-210. (Reserved)

Article XXII Specific Use Regulations

§ 135-211 Adult-oriented businesses.

§ 135-212 Agricultural uses.

§ 135-213 Agritourism enterprises.

§ 135-214 Airports/heliports.

§ 135-215 Amusement parks.

§ 135-216 Apartment houses.

§ 135-217 Bed-and-breakfast.

§ 135-218 Boardinghouses.

§ 135-219 Children's homes and private schools with dormitories.

§ 135-220 Clubhouses for private clubs.

§ 135-221 Commercial communications antenna.

§ 135-222 Commercial recreational facilities.

§ 135-223 Contractor's equipment yards.

§ 135-224 Conversion of existing buildings.

§ 135-225 Echo housing.

§ 135-226 Emergency services.

§ 135-227 Farm-related businesses.

§ 135-228 Funeral homes.

§ 135-229 Golf courses.

§ 135-230 Greenhouses, including accessory retail sales.

§ 135-231 Group homes.

§ 135-232 Home day-care service.

§ 135-233 Home improvement and building material sales.

§ 135-234 Home occupations and no-impact home-based businesses.

§ 135-235 Horse boarding facilities; including riding schools, academics and/or private riding clubs.

§ 135-236 Hospitals.

§ 135-237 Industrial parks.

§ 135-238 Junkyards.

§ 135-239 Kennels.

§ 135-240 Landscaping businesses and sales.

§ 135-241 Lumber-, coal- and fuel oil yards.

§ 135-242 Machine, welding and small engine repair shops.

§ 135-243 Manure storage facilities.

§ 135-244 Medical and dental clinics and professional offices of lawyers and accountants.

§ 135-245 Miniwarehouses.

§ 135-246 Manufactured home parks.

§ 135-247 Nightclubs.

§ 135-248 Nursing or personal care homes.

§ 135-249 Office parks.

§ 135-250 Performance standards for solid waste facilities and recycling centers, junkyards, large-scale alternative energy resources and mineral extraction uses.

§ 135-251 Places of worship.

§ 135-252 Private recreational facilities.

§ 135-253 Public libraries.

§ 135-254 Public and private schools.

§ 135-255 Restaurants, retail uses, financial institutions or similar uses with drive-in or drive-through facilities.

§ 135-256 Retail stores and shopping centers in excess of 10,000 square feet of gross floor area.

§ 135-257 Retail sales, storage, and/or wholesaling of home- and auto-related fuel.

§ 135-258 Roadside produce stands.

§ 135-259 Shooting ranges.

§ 135-260 Slaughtering and rendering of food products and their by-products.

§ 135-261 Testing laboratories.

§ 135-262 Townhouses.

§ 135-263 Transient retail businesses.

§ 135-264 Treatment centers.

§ 135-265 Truck, bus and motor freight terminals.

§ 135-266 Vehicular service or repair establishments.

§ 135-267 Vehicular sales or rental establishments.

§ 135-268 Vehicular fueling stations.

§ 135-269 Vehicular washing facilities.

§ 135-270 Vendor displays and sales, including flea markets and similar uses.

§ 135-271 Vocational schools.

§ 135-272 through § 135-290. (Reserved)

Article XXIII General Regulations

§ 135-291 Height limit exceptions.

§ 135-292 Lot size reductions.

§ 135-293 Public utility corporations.

§ 135-294 Access to buildings.

§ 135-295 Establishment of more than one principal use on a lot.

§ 135-296 Vision obstruction.

§ 135-297 Reverse frontage lots.

§ 135-298 Lighting regulations.

§ 135-299 Landscaping and screening requirements.

§ 135-300 Manufactured homes intended for temporary dwelling quarters.

§ 135-301 Classification of streets and establishment of building setback lines.

§ 135-302 Maintenance of domestic pets and other animals.

§ 135-303 Airport area protection standards.

§ 135-304 Mature forest and woodland preservation.

§ 135-305 Steep slope regulations.

§ 135-306 Riparian corridors and setback requirements from waterways and major drainage swales.

§ 135-307 Wetlands.

§ 135-308 Floodplain provisions.

§ 135-309 Historic preservation provisions.

§ 135-310 Required traffic impact study submittals.

§ 135-311 Interconnection of nonpublic water and sewage systems.

§ 135-312 Municipal exemption.

§ 135-313 Alternative energy sources.

§ 135-314 Yard sales.

§ 135-315 Fences and walls.

§ 135-316 Amateur radio service as accessory use.

§ 135-317 Swimming pools.

§ 135-318 Ornamental ponds and wading ponds.

§ 135-319 Man-made lakes, dams, ponds, and impoundments.

§ 135-320 Flag lots.

§ 135-321 Joint-use driveways.

§ 135-322 Expansion of preexisting uses authorized by special exception.

§ 135-323 Persons with disabilities.

§ 135-324 Prohibited uses.

§ 135-325 Unenclosed storage.

§ 135-326 Performance and design standards for all nonresidential uses.

§ 135-327 Oil and gas operations.

§ 135-328 through § 135-330. (Reserved)

Article XXIV Sign Regulations

§ 135-331 Applicability; definitions.

§ 135-332 Permitted signs in agricultural, rural and residential districts.

§ 135-333 Permitted signs in all commercial and industrial districts.

§ 135-334 General sign regulations.

§ 135-335 Nonconforming signs.

§ 135-336 through § 135-340. (Reserved)

Article XXV Parking Regulations

§ 135-341 Applicability.

§ 135-342 Design requirements for parking facilities.

§ 135-343 Minimum off-street parking requirements.

§ 135-344 Joint parking lots.

§ 135-345 Prohibited uses of parking lots.

§ 135-346 Off-street loading and unloading space.

§ 135-347 Parking and storage of motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and trailers.

§ 135-348 Parking incentives.

§ 135-349 Maximum parking requirements.

§ 135-350 (Reserved)

Article XXVI Design Options and Density Incentives

§ 135-351 Single-family cluster option.

§ 135-352 Active-Adult Community Design Option.

§ 135-353 Village Design Option (VDO).

§ 135-354 Transferable development rights.

§ 135-355 through § 135-360. (Reserved)

Article XXVII Administration and Enforcement

§ 135-361 Zoning Officer; Assistant Zoning Officer.

§ 135-362 Duties and responsibilities of Zoning Officer.

§ 135-363 Zoning permits.

§ 135-364 Conditions of permit.

§ 135-365 Certificate of use and occupancy.

§ 135-366 Violations.

§ 135-367 Enforcement notice.

§ 135-368 Enforcement action.

§ 135-369 Violations and penalties.

§ 135-370 Remedies.

§ 135-371 Conditional uses.

§ 135-372 through § 135-380. (Reserved)

Article XXVIII Zoning Hearing Board

§ 135-381 Creation; membership; alternate members.

§ 135-382 Organization.

§ 135-383 Zoning Hearing Board functions.

§ 135-384 Applications.

§ 135-385 Hearings.

§ 135-386 Time limitations.

§ 135-387 Appeals.

§ 135-388 through § 135-390. (Reserved)

Article XXIX Amendments

§ 135-391 Amendments.

§ 135-392 Amendments initiated by Township Planning Commission.

§ 135-393 Amendments initiated by Board of Supervisors.

§ 135-394 Procedure for petition.

§ 135-395 Referral to Township and County Planning Commissions.

§ 135-396 Public hearings.

§ 135-397 Action by Board of Supervisors.

§ 135-398 Authentication of Official Zoning Map.

§ 135-399 Curative amendments.

§ 135-400 (Reserved)