Township of Rochester, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rochester 6-18-1985 by Ord. No. 309 as Part Eleven, Titles Three, Five and Seven, of the 1985 Codified Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Building construction — See Ch. 53.

Grading, excavations and fill — See Ch. 81.

Junkyards and salvage yards — See Ch. 90.

Rental units — See Ch. 114.

Sexually oriented businesses — See Ch. 122.

Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 141.

Timber harvesting — See Ch. 148.

Wind-energy conversion system — See Ch. 158.

ARTICLE I
Titles (§ 162-1 — § 162-2) 

ARTICLE II
Purpose and Objectives (§ 162-3 — § 162-4) 

ARTICLE III
Word Usage and Definitions (§ 162-5 — § 162-6) 

ARTICLE IV
Establishment of Districts (§ 162-7 — § 162-9) 

ARTICLE V
General Provisions (§ 162-10 — § 162-12) 

ARTICLE VI
R-1 Extended Residential District (§ 162-13 — § 162-18) 

ARTICLE VII
R-2 Primary Residential District (§ 162-19 — § 162-24) 

ARTICLE VIII
R-3 Consolidated Residential District (§ 162-25 — § 162-30) 

ARTICLE IX
R-4 Transition Residential District (§ 162-31 — § 162-36) 

ARTICLE X
C-1 Local Commercial District (§ 162-37 — § 162-43) 

ARTICLE XI
C-2 Highway Commercial District (§ 162-44 — § 162-49) 

ARTICLE XII
I Industrial District (§ 162-50 — § 162-55) 

ARTICLE XIII
P Preservation District (§ 162-56 — § 162-61) 

ARTICLE XIV
F Floodplain District (§ 162-62 — § 162-74) 

ARTICLE XV
Conditional Use (§ 162-75 — § 162-76) 

ARTICLE XVI
Special Exception (§ 162-77 — § 162-78) 

ARTICLE XVII
Mobile Home Courts (§ 162-79 — § 162-82) 

ARTICLE XVIII
Planned Unit Development (§ 162-83 — § 162-87) 

ARTICLE XIX
Sign Requirements (§ 162-88 — § 162-95) 

ARTICLE XX
Parking and Loading Requirements (§ 162-96 — § 162-100) 

ARTICLE XXI
Supplementary Regulations (§ 162-101 — § 162-113) 

ARTICLE XXII
Nonconforming Uses (§ 162-114 — § 162-123) 

ARTICLE XXIII
Administration (§ 162-124 — § 162-127) 

ARTICLE XXIV
Zoning Hearing Board (§ 162-128 — § 162-130) 

ARTICLE XXV
Amendments (§ 162-131 — § 162-135) 

ARTICLE XXVI
Enforcement and Penalties (§ 162-136 — § 162-137) 

Article I Titles

§ 162-1 Title.

§ 162-2 Short title.

Article II Purpose and Objectives

§ 162-3 Purpose.

§ 162-4 Community development objectives.

Article III Word Usage and Definitions

§ 162-5 Word usage.

§ 162-6 Definitions.

Article IV Establishment of Districts

§ 162-7 Zoning districts.

§ 162-8 Zoning Map.

§ 162-9 Interpretation of district boundaries.

Article V General Provisions

§ 162-10 Conformity required.

§ 162-11 Restrictions.

§ 162-12 Interpretation; conflicts.

Article VI R-1 Extended Residential District

§ 162-13 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-14 Permitted uses.

§ 162-15 Accessory uses.

§ 162-16 Conditional uses.

§ 162-17 Special exceptions.

§ 162-18 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

Article VII R-2 Primary Residential District

§ 162-19 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-20 Permitted uses.

§ 162-21 Accessory uses.

§ 162-22 Conditional uses.

§ 162-23 Special exceptions.

§ 162-24 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

Article VIII R-3 Consolidated Residential District

§ 162-25 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-26 Permitted uses.

§ 162-27 Accessory uses.

§ 162-28 Conditional uses.

§ 162-29 Special exceptions.

§ 162-30 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

Article IX R-4 Transition Residential District

§ 162-31 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-32 Permitted uses.

§ 162-33 Accessory uses.

§ 162-34 Conditional uses.

§ 162-35 Special exceptions.

§ 162-36 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

Article X C-1 Local Commercial District

§ 162-37 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-38 Permitted uses.

§ 162-39 Accessory uses.

§ 162-40 Conditional uses.

§ 162-41 Special exceptions.

§ 162-42 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

§ 162-43 Screening requirement.

Article XI C-2 Highway Commercial District

§ 162-44 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-45 Permitted uses.

§ 162-46 Accessory uses.

§ 162-47 Conditional uses.

§ 162-48 Special exceptions.

§ 162-49 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

Article XII I Industrial District

§ 162-50 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-51 Permitted uses.

§ 162-52 Accessory uses.

§ 162-53 Conditional uses.

§ 162-54 Special exceptions.

§ 162-55 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

Article XIII P Preservation District

§ 162-56 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-57 Permitted uses.

§ 162-58 Accessory uses.

§ 162-59 Conditional uses.

§ 162-60 Special exceptions.

§ 162-61 Lot, area and dimensional requirements.

Article XIV F Floodplain District

§ 162-62 Statement of purpose.

§ 162-63 Abrogation and greater restrictions.

§ 162-64 Municipal liability.

§ 162-65 Issuance of building permit.

§ 162-66 Alteration or relocation of watercourse.

§ 162-67 Identification of floodplain.

§ 162-68 Floodplain regulations.

§ 162-69 Variance procedures and conditions.

§ 162-70 Definitions.

§ 162-71 Design and construction standards.

§ 162-72 Development which may endanger human life.

§ 162-73 Special permits.

§ 162-74 Existing structures.

Article XV Conditional Use

§ 162-75 Authority.

§ 162-76 Procedure.

Article XVI Special Exception

§ 162-77 Authority.

§ 162-78 Procedure.

Article XVII Mobile Home Courts

§ 162-79 Authority.

§ 162-80 Site requirements.

§ 162-81 Court management responsibilities.

§ 162-82 Permits required; applications; inspections.

Article XVIII Planned Unit Development

§ 162-83 Authority and purpose.

§ 162-84 Application process.

§ 162-85 Application for tentative approval.

§ 162-86 Application for final approval.

§ 162-87 Tract requirements.

Article XIX Sign Requirements

§ 162-88 Authority.

§ 162-89 Exceptions.

§ 162-90 Signs in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Residential Districts.

§ 162-91 Signs in the C-1 District.

§ 162-92 Signs in the R-4, C-2 and I Districts.

§ 162-93 Signs in the P and FP Districts.

§ 162-94 General standards.

§ 162-95 Sign permit.

Article XX Parking and Loading Requirements

§ 162-96 Plan required.

§ 162-97 General standards.

§ 162-98 Schedule of requirements for off-street parking.

§ 162-99 Schedule of requirements for off-street loading.

§ 162-100 Standards for off-street parking and loading areas.

Article XXI Supplementary Regulations

§ 162-101 Applicability.

§ 162-102 Essential services.

§ 162-103 Dwellings on small lots.

§ 162-104 Storage of refuse.

§ 162-105 Fences, walls, hedges and other plantings.

§ 162-106 Disabled motor vehicles or equipment.

§ 162-107 Temporary structures.

§ 162-107.1 Temporary portable storage unit(s).

§ 162-108 Gardening and farm sales.

§ 162-109 Swimming pools, ponds, wells and other bodies of water.

§ 162-110 Setbacks in developed areas.

§ 162-111 Drive-in facilities.

§ 162-112 Cellular communication antennas.

§ 162-113 Sexually oriented businesses.

Article XXII Nonconforming Uses

§ 162-114 When permitted.

§ 162-115 Unsafe structures.

§ 162-116 Alterations.

§ 162-117 Restoration.

§ 162-118 Extensions.

§ 162-119 Changes.

§ 162-120 Abandonment.

§ 162-121 Unlawful use not authorized.

§ 162-122 District changes.

§ 162-123 Recording.

Article XXIII Administration

§ 162-124 Zoning Officer.

§ 162-125 Zoning permit.

§ 162-126 Occupancy permit.

§ 162-127 Fees.

Article XXIV Zoning Hearing Board

§ 162-128 Membership; terms of office; organization.

§ 162-129 Powers and duties.

§ 162-130 Procedure.

Article XXV Amendments

§ 162-131 Permitted changes.

§ 162-132 Applications or petitions.

§ 162-133 Amendment by Township.

§ 162-134 Curative amendment.

§ 162-135 Public hearing.

Article XXVI Enforcement and Penalties

§ 162-136 Enforcement notice; remedies.

§ 162-137 Violations and penalties.