Township of Middletown, PA
Bucks County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middletown 3-26-1991 by Ord. No. 91-16 (Ch. 27 of the 1992 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Environmental Advisory Council — See Ch. 38.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 76.
Adult businesses — See Ch. 120.
Construction standards — See Ch. 190.
Firesafety inspections — See Ch. 249.
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 312.
Municipal claims and attorneys' fees — See Ch. 316.
Noise — See Ch. 320.
Storage facilities and units — See Ch. 425.
Stormwater management — See Chs. 430 and 431.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 440.
Telecommunications — See Ch. 453.
Shade trees — See Ch. 462.
500a Table 2 Trip Generation Rates 500b Zoning Map Amendments 500c Zoning Map
Article I Purpose; Interpretation; Short Title; Statement of Community Goals and Objectives

§ 500-101 Purpose.

§ 500-102 Interpretation.

§ 500-103 Short title.

§ 500-104 Statement of community goals and objectives.

Article II Definitions

§ 500-201 Word usage.

§ 500-202 Specific terms.

Article III Classification of Districts

§ 500-301 Classes of districts.

§ 500-302 Zoning Map.

§ 500-303 District boundaries.

§ 500-304 Boundary tolerances.

Article IV RA-1 Residence Agricultural District

§ 500-401 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-402 Use regulations.

§ 500-403 Area and dimensional requirements.

Article V RA-2 Residence Agricultural District

§ 500-501 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-502 Use regulations.

§ 500-503 Area and dimensional requirements.

Article VI RA-3 Residence Agricultural District

§ 500-601 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-602 Use regulations.

§ 500-603 Area and dimensional requirements.

Article VII OR Open Recreation District

§ 500-701 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-702 Applicability.

§ 500-703 Use regulations.

§ 500-704 Area and dimensional requirements.

Article VIII R-1 Residence District

§ 500-801 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-802 Use regulations.

§ 500-803 Area and dimensional requirements.

§ 500-804 Modification of area and dimensional requirements.

Article IX R-2 Residence District

§ 500-901 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-902 Use regulations.

§ 500-903 Area and dimensional requirements.

Article X R-3 Residence District

§ 500-1001 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1002 Use regulations.

§ 500-1003 Area and dimensional requirements.

Article XI A-O Apartment-Office District

§ 500-1101 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1102 Use regulations.

§ 500-1103 Area, dimensional and design requirements for Use Groups 1, 2 and 3.

§ 500-1104 Area, dimensional and design requirements for Use Groups 4 and 5.

§ 500-1105 Area, dimensional and design requirements for Use Group 6.

Article XII MR Multi-Residential District

§ 500-1201 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1202 Use regulations.

§ 500-1203 Performance standard subdivision.

§ 500-1204 Requirements for performance standard subdivisions.

Article XIII RC Retirement Community District

§ 500-1301 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1302 Use regulations.

§ 500-1303 Area, dimensional and design requirements.

Article XIV MHP Mobile Home Park District

§ 500-1401 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1402 Use regulations.

§ 500-1403 Mobile home park requirements.

Article XV C Commercial District

§ 500-1501 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1502 Use regulations.

§ 500-1503 Area, dimensional and design requirements.

Article XVI CS Shopping Center District

§ 500-1601 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1602 Use regulations.

§ 500-1603 Area, dimensional and design standards.

Article XVII GB General Business District

§ 500-1701 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1702 Use regulations.

§ 500-1703 Area, dimensional and design requirements.

§ 500-1704 Parking, loading, accessway and planting requirements applicable to shopping centers in GB District.

Article XVIII P Professional District

§ 500-1801 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1802 Use regulations.

§ 500-1803 Area, dimensional and design requirements.

Article XIX M-1 Light Manufacturing District

§ 500-1901 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-1902 Use regulations.

§ 500-1903 General requirements.

§ 500-1904 Area, dimensional and design requirements.

Article XX OC Office Campus District

§ 500-2001 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-2002 Definition of office campus.

§ 500-2003 Use regulations.

§ 500-2004 Area, dimensional and design requirements.

Article XXI AQC Age-Qualified Community District

§ 500-2101 Purpose and intent.

§ 500-2102 Use regulations.

§ 500-2103 Area, dimensional and design requirements.

§ 500-2104 Individual lot area and bulk requirements.

§ 500-2105 General requirements.

Article XXII Overlay Zoning Districts

§ 500-2201 Northeast Philadelphia Airport zoning district.

§ 500-2202 SW Solid Waste Management District.

§ 500-2203 Neshaminy Creek Watershed Peak Rate Districts.

§ 500-2204 Stormwater runoff districts for all areas except Neshaminy Creek Watershed.

Article XXIII General Regulations

§ 500-2301 Minimum area and dimensional requirements.

§ 500-2302 Yard requirements.

§ 500-2303 Front yard exceptions.

§ 500-2304 Projections into yards.

§ 500-2305 Fences.

§ 500-2306 Exceptions to building height.

§ 500-2307 Access.

§ 500-2308 Traffic visibility across corners.

§ 500-2309 Street classifications.

§ 500-2310 Public utility corporation.

§ 500-2311 Trucks, truck tractors and trailers prohibited.

§ 500-2312 Residential conversions.

§ 500-2313 Exceptions to building coverage and impervious surface ratio.

§ 500-2314 Protection and preservation of historic buildings, structures and sites.

§ 500-2315 Cellular telecommunications facility.

§ 500-2316 Retail store.

Article XXIV Accessory Uses and Structures

§ 500-2401 Permitted; permit needed.

§ 500-2402 Residential accessory buildings.

§ 500-2403 Parking for recreational vehicles and utility trailers.

§ 500-2404 Swimming pool.

§ 500-2405 Temporary structures.

§ 500-2406 Wind energy conversion system (WECS).

§ 500-2407 Satellite dish antenna.

§ 500-2408 Accessory home occupation.

§ 500-2409 Outdoor storage and display.

§ 500-2410 Garage and yard sales.

§ 500-2411 Temporary community event.

§ 500-2412 Bus shelters.

Article XXV Nuisance Standards

§ 500-2501 Smoke.

§ 500-2502 Dust, fumes, vapors and gases.

§ 500-2503 Heat.

§ 500-2504 Odor.

§ 500-2505 Glare.

§ 500-2506 Vibrations.

§ 500-2507 Storage and waste disposal.

Article XXVI Natural Resource Protection Standards; Open Space and Buffers

§ 500-2601 Natural resource protection standards.

§ 500-2602 Application of natural resource protection standards.

§ 500-2603 Floodplain regulations.

§ 500-2604 Open space and recreation space requirements.

§ 500-2605 Buffer yards.

Article XXVII Off-Street Parking Regulations

§ 500-2701 Definitions.

§ 500-2702 Off-street parking required.

§ 500-2703 Off-street loading required.

§ 500-2704 Off-street parking and loading; general regulations.

§ 500-2705 Reduction of nonresidential parking requirements.

Article XXVIII Sign Regulations

§ 500-2801 Conformance.

§ 500-2802 Purpose.

§ 500-2803 General sign regulations.

§ 500-2804 Placement of signs.

§ 500-2805 Exempted signs.

§ 500-2806 Nonconforming signs.

§ 500-2807 Prohibitions.

§ 500-2808 Permits; construction and maintenance; violations.

§ 500-2809 Signs permitted in residential districts.

§ 500-2810 Signs permitted in A-O, OC and P Districts.

§ 500-2811 Signs permitted in commercial districts.

§ 500-2812 Signs permitted in manufacturing districts.

Article XXIX Nonconformities

§ 500-2901 Definitions.

§ 500-2902 Continuation.

§ 500-2903 Nonconforming lots.

§ 500-2904 Extension of nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 500-2905 Restoration.

§ 500-2906 Abandonment.

§ 500-2907 Use changes.

Article XXX Administration

§ 500-3001 Zoning Officer; duties and powers.

§ 500-3002 Requirement of zoning permits.

§ 500-3003 Application requirements for zoning permits.

§ 500-3004 Issuance of zoning permits.

§ 500-3005 Temporary permits.

§ 500-3006 Fees.

§ 500-3007 Certificates of use and occupancy.

Article XXXI Zoning Hearing Board and Board of Supervisors

§ 500-3101 Establishment of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 500-3102 Membership; terms of office.

§ 500-3103 Removal of members of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 500-3104 Organization of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 500-3105 Expenditures for services of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 500-3106 Jurisdictions of Zoning Hearing Board and Board of Supervisors.

§ 500-3107 Zoning Hearing Board; variances.

§ 500-3108 Zoning Hearing Board; special exceptions.

§ 500-3109 Board of Supervisors; conditional uses.

§ 500-3110 Zoning Hearing Board; fees and escrow deposits.

§ 500-3111 Zoning Hearing Board; hearings.

§ 500-3112 Mediation option.

§ 500-3113 Parties appellant before Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 500-3114 Validity of ordinance; substantive questions.

§ 500-3115 Court appeals.

Article XXXII Amendments

§ 500-3201 Power of amendment.

§ 500-3202 Who may initiate.

§ 500-3203 Enactment of Zoning Ordinance amendments.

§ 500-3204 Plan requirements.

§ 500-3205 Impact statements.

§ 500-3206 Applicability of amendments.

Article XXXIII Enforcement

§ 500-3301 Jurisdiction.

§ 500-3302 Remedies.

§ 500-3303 Enforcement notice.

§ 500-3304 Enforcement remedies.