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Zoning Permit

Zoning Permit
Before you start your business activities or occupy a building in Myerstown, you must have a certificate of zoning compliance (zoning permit) from the Borough’s zoning administration officer, the Lebanon County Planning Department (LCPD), stating that the proposed use of the building or land conforms to the zoning ordinance.  A zoning permit indicates that a zoning application complies with the Zoning Ordinance, to the best knowledge of the applicable Borough Staff.

A zoning permit is required to be issued prior to the start of any of the following activities:
  • Erection, construction, movement, placement or extension of a structure, building or sign, including but not limited to a fence or wall that is more than 3 feet in total height
  • Change in the type of use of a structure or land, or expansion of a use
  • Creation of a lot or alteration of lot lines
  • Creation of a new use
  • Demolition of a principal building, or partial demolition of the exterior of a principal building, if that building is regulated under the Zoning Ordinance
  • Site Alterations or Mineral Extraction as defined by Zoning Ordinance
  • Construction of a motor vehicle driveway, parking pad or parking lot
Both principal and accessory uses and structures shall need a zoning permit, except that the Borough may not require an individual zoning permit for accessory uses that are customarily incidental to a principal use that has already received a zoning permit.

Temporary Zoning Permit
A temporary certificate of zoning compliance (zoning permit) may be issued for up to 6 months during alterations or partial occupancy pending the building’s completion.  

Zoning Permit Applications
Applications for certificates of zoning compliance (zoning permits), along with a list of requirements, can be obtained at the Lebanon County Planning Department (LCPD) office.  Contact information:

Lebanon County Planning Department
Room 206, Municipal Building
400 South 8th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 228-4444

Building  and Zoning Permit     $20 for first $1,000 of construction costs
  + $1 per each additional $1,000 (to the LCPD)

Zoning Board of Appeals Application     $400 to the LCPD 
  $300 per meeting to the Borough