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Have questions related to Harris Township zoning regulations?

Todd Shea
Township Zoning Officer
Phone 814.466.6228

Available weekdays

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Click here for the Harris Township Zoning Map

Harris Township Permit Forms

Harris Township Zoning Permit Application
Change-in-use Zoning Permit Application
Subdivision and Land Development Application
Certificate of Nonconformity Application
Road and Driveway Permit Application
Sign License Application
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Solicitors (Transient Retail Merchant) License Application
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Overweight Vehicle Road Bond Permit Application


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Zoning Permit Information from the Harris Township Zoning Ordinance

A zoning permit shall be required prior to the erection, extension, or alteration of any structure or portion thereof and prior to the use or change in use of a structure or land. No such zoning permit shall be required for normal maintenance activities and minor repairs which do not constitute an erection, extension, or alteration as herein defined. No permits shall be granted by the Zoning Officer for any purpose except in compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance or, upon appeal, in compliance with a decision of the Zoning Hearing Board or the courts. Copies of the Harris Township Zoning Ordinance Book can be purchased at the Harris Township Office for $25.00.  

Centre Regional Planning Agency Map Library
Find municipal maps. Comprehensive Plan maps and maps on regional statistics by clicking here  

Centre Region Code Administration
Please visit the Centre Region Code Administration (CRCA) website for information regarding the following:

- PA Uniform Construction Code
- Residential Construction
- Commercial Construction
- Rental Housing
- Fire Safety
- Geothermal Borehole and Water Well
- Sewage Management Program
- Permit Fees and Associated Costs
- Applications
- CRCA Staff Directory

Harris Township Development Topics of Interest

~ Township Riparian Buffer Regulations

A fact sheet and the proposed regulations are linked here.

Riparian Map

Appendix B Planting List

Riparian Buffer Ordinance October 2010

Riparian Buffer Fact Sheet

~ Open Space/Rural Clustering Amendments

Looking for more information on the open space/rural clustering amendments ? A copy of the amendment can be found here. A copy of the development of regional impact application can be found here. A letter from the Council of Governments about the application is found here. This information is broken into several files as follows:

Cover for DRI
DRI Photos of Properties 
DRI Letter 
Harris Twp DRI Appendix A-I
Harris Twp DRI Appendix J
Harris Twp DRI Report Rev. 7-29-08
Harris Twp DRI Study Area Location
Open Space Rural Cluster Amend. 
Rockey Zone Amendment
Rockey Zone Amend aerial.jpg
Rockey zone Amend aerial.pdf
Rockey Appendix A photos

Residents may also want to view the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor minutes. The Planning Commission minutes from March, June, July, August and September 2008 all contain information on the proposed amendment.

The Board minutes from April 2008 contain information on the proposed amendment. Please also see the Board minutes from October 2008.  

All minutes can be found by clicking on Minutes and Agendas on the left side of the home page.

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