Loyalsock Township

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

News & Notices

Free Children's and Senior Theater Cancelled

The Free Children's Theater that was to be held on April 4, 2020 and the Free Senior Theater performance that was to be held on June 14, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Ordinance NO. 391 - Signs

Hearing for proposed Ordinance No. 391 - Signs is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 2020, at 7pm at the Loyalsock Township Office. Due to COVID-19 the Board meetings are currently closed to the Public. All comments for this ordinance should be submitted in writing and will be read at the hearing. Deadline for submitting comments is by 3pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Comments can be emailed to garth@loyalsocktownship.org or mailed to 2501 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. 

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Lycoming County Recycling Management SVCS

LCRMS suspended its recycling program in Loyalsock Township on, 3/18/2020. As of yesterday the County is extending this suspension until further notice. Click here to read the media release from LCRMS. 

 

 

Planning and Zoning

The Office of Planning and Zoning is responsible for the following:
  • Reading and Interpreting the Township Ordinance
  • Zoning Permits
  • Driveway Permits
  • Sign Permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Land Development
  • Conditional Uses
  • Variances
  • Solicitation Licenses
  • Floodplain Management
  • Property Maintenance and all other code violations
  • Ordinance Development

 

Code Enforcement

The Township’s Zoning Officer is tasked with “Keeping Loyalsock Township Beautiful” through the administration and enforcement of Township Ordinances, Resolutions, and the International Property Maintenance Code. Code enforcement is a necessity for accomplishing community goals, such as protecting property values and the environment. Below is a list of the most common code violations. (This is not an all-inclusive list.)

 

  • Working without obtaining the proper permit – zoning permits are required for many projects including driveways, fences, sheds, and decks
  • High grass and weeds – grass and weeds may be no more than 10” in height
  • Uncleared snow from sidewalks – all public sidewalks must be clear of all snow and ice within 24 hours after the snow event
  • On-street vehicle and equipment violations – unlicensed, un-inspected  , or damaged vehicle may NOT be parked on any public street
  • On-lot storage violations of recreational equipment and unlicensed and/or un-inspected  vehicles – recreational equipment is only allowed to be stored in front driveways for 48 hours and only one unlicensed or un-inspected vehicle is permitted on any property at one time, provided it is not in a state of disassembly or disrepair.
  • Burning trash – in 2007 the Township adopted Ordinance No. 320 that prohibits the burning of trash in many zoning areas of the Township. Click here to view the burning ordinance.
  • Sidewalk violations and obstructions – public sidewalks shall remain passable at all times. 

Complaint Form

 

Zoning

The Township’s zoning ordinance is a written regulation that defines how property in a specific zoning district can be used. Loyalsock Township is divided into seven zoning districts: 

  • A-R – Agricultural-Rural Residential
  • RU – Residential Urban
  • A-O – Apartment-Office
  • C – Commercial
  • C-N – Commercial-Neighborhood
  • I – Industrial
  • R-1 – Residential 

Zoning Map

Table of Uses 

 

Useful Zoning Information: 

  • It is essential that the proposed use of a property conform to the zoning for that district. Before purchasing a property or signing a lease, it is recommended that you check the zoning for what uses are permitted.
  • Depending on the zoning and use of a property a conditional use hearing may be required. Conditional Uses require a review by the Township Planning Commission, County Planning Staff, Township Engineer, and a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors. These steps will increase the time it takes to receive an approval and zoning permit.
  • Home based occupations are allowed in certain district by permit. Sometimes this accessory use may be a conditional use and not permitted by right.
  • Most signs require a zoning permit. This includes wall signs, pole signs, political signs, and temporary signs. For more information, please see the sign ordinance.
  • Driveway permits are required when creating a new driveway opening on Township roads, paving of an existing stone or dirt driveway, and for replacement of an existing driveway. Driveway openings on State Roads require approval from PennDOT. For these driveways you can contact PennDOT at (570) 368-8686. 

Conditional Use Application
Zoning Hearing Appeals Application 

Contact Information

Zoning Officer
Garth Womer
2501 East Third Street 
Williamsport, PA 17701
Garth@loyalsocktownship.org
(570) 323-6151

Ordinances

The Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors have adopted ordinances in order to protect and promote the health and safety of the community. These ordinances are tools to guide uses of land and structures; type and location of streets, public grounds, and other facilities; and to promote the preservation of the community’s natural resources and prime agricultural and woodland areas. All Township ordinances are consistent with the requirements of the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) which was developed by the state legislature. It is the duty of the Zoning Officer to interpret and enforce the ordinances of the Township.


Click here for the Loyalsock Township Code  




Permit App & Fee Schedule

***Depending on the project, you may also need a construction/building permit. Click here to determine what permits you will need. 

 

Land Development & Subdivisions

All plans for subdivision or land development must be reviewed by the Township’s Planning Commission and County Planning Staff, with each recommending action to the Board of Supervisors. 

Subdivision and Land Development Application
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance
Stormwater Management Ordinance 

- Stormwater Management Appendix A

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Loyalsock Township
Board of Supervisors
2501 East Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701
P:(570)323-6151