Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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Editor's Note: For complete details, see Appendix A3
A zoning permit is required to:
A. 
Build or install any structure, including signs, fences and storage buildings.
B. 
Change the existing use of any land or building.
C. 
In the Conservation and Downtown Districts:
(1) 
To alter the exterior of any building, including without limitation the enclosure of an existing porch.
(2) 
To demolish any existing building of historic value.
A. 
Applications for zoning permits should be made to the Zoning Officer in the Lansdowne Codes Enforcement Department. Applications must be signed by the property owner, lessee, or authorized agent.
B. 
In the case of new structures or additions, the applicant must submit a plan, also known as a plat, for the Borough's review and approval. The plat must conform to the specifications in the Lansdowne Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.[1]
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Editor's Note: Subdivision and land development in the Borough is regulated by the Delaware County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.
C. 
In the case of signs, see Article VII, Signs.
D. 
For proposals to change the existing use of any land or building, the applicant shall fill out a form provided by the Zoning Officer.
In addition to the information required in § 330-6, applicants in the conservation and downtown districts shall submit the following information:
A. 
For new buildings and additions:
(1) 
A scale drawing, known as an elevation, showing the facade of the proposed building facing the street.
(2) 
A description of the materials comprising the facade of the proposed building.
B. 
For alterations to existing facades:
(1) 
No less than one photograph of the facade of the building facing the street.
(2) 
A sketch of the proposed changes to the facade of the building.
(3) 
A written description of the proposed changes to the facade to be altered, including the materials to be used.
C. 
For fences and sheds:
(1) 
A photograph or sketch showing the appearance of the proposed fence or shed from the street.
(2) 
A scale drawing showing the location of the fence or shed on the property.
A. 
No building shall be occupied or used until a certificate of occupancy is issued by the Zoning Officer. Certificates will only be issued after the Zoning Officer determines the building is sound and meets the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
Zoning permits will be valid for six months after they are issued, although the Zoning Officer may grant extensions of up to 90 days each. The zoning permit will expire if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after it begins.
C. 
The Zoning Officer may revoke a zoning permit in the case of any false statement or misrepresentation in either the application or the plans on which the zoning permit is based. If a zoning permit is revoked, any other permits issued on the strength of the zoning permit shall automatically become invalid.