Zoning Officer

According to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Section 614, a zoning officer, who shall not hold any elective office in the municipality, shall be appointed for the administration of a zoning ordinance. The zoning officer shall meet qualifications established by the municipality and shall be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the municipality a working knowledge of municipal zoning. The zoning officer shall administer the zoning ordinance in accordance with its literal terms, and shall not have the power to permit any construction or any use or change of use which does not conform to the zoning ordinance. Zoning officers may be authorized to institute civil enforcement proceedings as a means of enforcement when acting within the scope of their employment.

Any zoning questions can be directed by emailing Winter Stokes, Zoning Officer for the Borough of Pottstown.