About Planning & Zoning

Department Responsibilities


The Planning and Zoning department is responsible for the following:
  • Addressing of residential and commercial structures in accordance with Westmoreland County 911 standards
  • Building Permits and Inspections: Residential and Commercial
  • Development and maintenance of in-house Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Grading, Clearing, Excavating and Filling
  • Issuance and Inspection of On-Lot Sewage Systems
  • Production and distribution of various types of mapping
  • Property Liens and Lien Letters
  • Review and Approval of Land Development and Subdivisions
  • Zoning Administration and Code Enforcement Activities
The Planning and Zoning department is also the point of contact for the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board.

Additional Duties


This department reviews all requests for building permits, enforces Zoning Ordinance #765 and related regulations, and assists the public with questions relating to Township requirements and processes for building projects.  North Huntingdon Township provides full-time building inspection and code enforcement services to insure and promote public health, safety, and welfare.

The Planning and Zoning Department guides property owners, developers and builders in land development and construction that meets the regulations, procedures and ordinances set forth by the Township.  Please contact this department when planning new construction or securing a building permit for an addition or improvement to an existing residential or commercial structure.