Borough of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1 TITLE, PURPOSE AND INTERPRETATION

§ 101 Short Title.

§ 102 Purpose.

§ 103 Interpretation.

Part 2 DEFINITIONS

§ 201 General Interpretation.

§ 202 Specific Definitions.

Part 3 ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICTS

§ 301 Establishment of Districts.

§ 302 Types of Districts.

§ 303 Zoning Map.

§ 304 Interpretation of District Boundaries.

§ 305 Statement of Purposes and Intent for the Districts.

§ 306 Territory Added to R-1 Residential 1 District.

§ 307 Territory Added to R-2 Residential 2 District.

§ 308 Territory Added to R-2-A Residential R-2-A District.

§ 309 Territory Added to R-3 Residential 3 District.

§ 310 Territory Added to CR Central Residential District.

§ 311 Territory Added to CR-H Central Residential Highrise.

§ 312 Territory Added to O Office District.

§ 313 Territory Added to RC Retail Commercial District.

§ 313.1 Territory Added to RC-1 Retail Commercial 1 District.

§ 314 Territory Added to CC Central Commercial District.

§ 315 Territory Added to FC Free-Standing Commercial District.

§ 316 Territory Added to CI Central Industrial District.

§ 317 Territory Added to PI Planned Industrial District.

§ 318 Territory Added to TND-1 Traditional Neighborhood Development 1 District.

§ 319 Territory Added to TND-2 Traditional Neighborhood Development 2 District.

Part 4 USE REGULATIONS

§ 401 Applicability of Regulations.

§ 402 Uses by Right, Conditional Uses, Special Exceptions, and Uses not Permitted.

§ 403 Uses Are Subject to Other Regulations.

§ 404 Pre-existing Conditional Uses and Special Exceptions.

§ 405 Temporary Accessory Uses.

§ 406 Table of Use Regulations.

Part 5 DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

§ 501 Purpose.

§ 502 District Regulations.

§ 503 Maximum Density.

§ 504 Lot Area.

§ 505 Minimum Lot Width.

§ 506 Exceptions to Minimum Lot Areas and Lot Widths.

§ 507 Traffic Visibility Across Corners.

§ 508 Front and Side Yards of Corner Lots.

§ 509 Spacing of Nonresidential Buildings on the Same Lot.

§ 510 Front Yard Regulations.

§ 510.1 Mechanical Equipment in Front Yards.

§ 511 Projections into Front Yards.

§ 512 Fences and Terraces in Front Yards.

§ 513 Front Yard Reduction.

§ 514 Side Yard Requirements.

§ 514.1 Driveways and Parking Areas in Side Yards.

§ 514.2 Mechanical Equipment in Side Yards.

§ 515 Projections into Side Yards.

§ 516 Fences and Terraces in Side Yards.

§ 517 Rear Yard Requirements.

§ 517.1 Driveways and Parking Areas in Rear Yards.

§ 517.2 Mechanical Equipment in Rear Yards.

§ 518 Accessory Garage Structures Within Required Rear Yards.

§ 519 Rear Yard Requirements for Triangular Lots.

§ 520 Fences and Terraces in Rear Yards.

§ 521 Minimum Building Spacing.

§ 522 Maximum Height of Buildings.

§ 523 Height Exceptions of Maximum Regulations.

§ 524 Lot Coverage.

§ 525 Open Space.

§ 526 Recreation Space.

Part 6 GENERAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

§ 601 Compliance.

§ 602 Noise.

§ 603 Smoke.

§ 604 Dust, Fumes, Vapors, and Gases.

§ 605 Heat.

§ 606 Odor.

§ 607 Glare.

§ 608 Vibrations.

§ 609 Buffer Yards.

§ 610 Storage and Waste Disposal.

§ 611 Storm Water Management.

§ 612 Protection of Solar Access.

§ 613 Wireless Communications Facilities.

§ 614 Fences.

§ 615 Solar Energy Equipment.

§ 616 Wind Energy Equipment.

Part 7 SIGN REGULATIONS

§ 701 Purpose.

§ 702 Sign.

§ 703 Area of Signs.

§ 704 Illumination of Signs.

§ 705 Location of Signs.

§ 706 Types of Signs.

§ 707 General Sign Regulations.

§ 708 On-Premises Signs.

§ 709 Off-Premises Signs.

§ 710 Locational Restricted.

§ 711 On-Premises Signs.

§ 712 Off-Premises Signs.

§ 713 On-Premises Signs.

§ 714 Off-Premises Signs.

§ 715 Sign Permits.

Part 8 OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

§ 801 Required Off-Street Parking Space.

§ 802 General Regulations Applying to Required Off-Street Parking Facilities.

§ 803 Design Standards.

§ 804 Off-Street Loading.

§ 805 Design and Layout of Off-Street Loading Facilities.

Part 9 NONCONFORMITIES

§ 901 Definition.

§ 902 Continuation.

§ 903 Alteration or Extension.

§ 904 Restoration.

§ 905 Abandonment.

§ 906 Changes.

§ 907 Displacement.

§ 908 District Changes.

§ 909 Registration of Nonconforming Uses.

Part 10 ADMINISTRATION

§ 1001 Zoning Officer — Duties and Powers.

§ 1002 Zoning Permits Required.

§ 1003 Application Requirements for Zoning Permits.

§ 1004 Life of a Permit.

§ 1005 Issuance of Permits.

§ 1006 Requirement of Certificate of Occupancy.

§ 1007 Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy.

§ 1008 Fees.

§ 1009 Borough Council — Duties and Powers — Conditional Uses.

Part 11 ZONING HEARING BOARD

§ 1101 Establishment and Membership.

§ 1102 Organization of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 1103 Hearings.

§ 1104 Persons Entitled to Initiate Action Before the Board.

§ 1105 Manner of Initiating Action Before the Board.

§ 1106 Time Limitations.

§ 1107 Notification of Hearings.

§ 1108 Parties.

§ 1109 Witnesses.

§ 1110 Representation.

§ 1111 Rules of Evidence.

§ 1112 Record.

§ 1113 Communications.

§ 1114 Decisions.

§ 1115 Copies of Decisions.

§ 1116 Appeals to the Courts.

§ 1117 Appeals from the Zoning Officer.

§ 1118 Challenge to the Validity of the Ordinance or Map.

§ 1119 Variances.

§ 1120 Special Exceptions.

§ 1121 Interpretation.

§ 1122 Court Appeals.

Part 12 FLOODPLAIN DISTRICT REGULATIONS

§ 1201 Statutory Authorization.

§ 1202 General Provisions.

§ 1203 Administration.

§ 1204 Identification of Floodplain Areas.

§ 1205 Technical Provisions.

§ 1206 Activities Requiring Special Permits.

§ 1207 Existing Structures in Identified Floodplain Areas.

§ 1208 Variances.

§ 1209 Enactment.

Part 13 AMENDMENTS; REMEDIES; PENALTIES; SEPARABILITY

§ 1301 Power of Amendment.

§ 1302 Public Hearings Prior to Amendment.

§ 1303 Procedure upon Curative Amendments.

§ 1304 Submission to the Planning Agency.

§ 1305 Enforcement Penalties.

§ 1306 Enforcement Remedies.

§ 1307 Complaints of Violations.

§ 1308 Separability.

Part 14 AIRPORT AREA PROTECTION STANDARDS

§ 1401 Purpose.

§ 1402 Definitions.

§ 1403 Airport Zones.

§ 1404 Airport Zone Height Limitations.

§ 1405 Use Restrictions.

§ 1406 Nonconforming Structure or Uses.

§ 1407 Permits.

§ 1408 Enforcement.