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Zoning Determinations

Department Determinations

Applicants may request Department determinations of the Zoning Resolution and Construction Codes (2008 Construction Code, 1968 Building Code and Multiple Dwelling Law).

Requesting a Determination

To request a Zoning Determination, file a Zoning Resolution Determination (ZRD1) Form.

To request a Construction Code Determination, file a Construction Code Determination (CCD1) Form

Forms must be signed and sealed by a professional.

Determination requests are limited to one per form and must cite all related code or zoning sections. Any attachments (drawings or other documents) must be formatted on 11" x 17" paper or smaller.

Determination requests may be issued to the Borough Commissioner's office for:

  1. An objection raised by a plan examiner
  2. A possible future objection for an application not yet filed (pre-determination)
ZRD1 Form
CCD1 Form

Review of Determinations

Borough Commissioners review determination requests. They may accept or deny a request or meet with an applicant for further review.

When a Borough Commissioner denies a determination request, the applicant may appeal to the Department’s Technical Affairs Unit. Applicants may make any subsequent appeals to the Boards of Standards and Appeals.

Upon approval of the application, any applicable determinations will posted online.