FAQ’s

Mandatory Recycling Program:

The Board of Supervisors have adopted a state mandated recycling program, which began on April 1, 2013.  The Ordinance concerning the guidelines for this program was adopted as of March 4, 2013. The contracted hauler for Earl Township and any other haulers approved to service our area is required to collect your recycling separated from your trash.


Ordinances, Publications and Zoning Maps are available for purchase in the Township Office. (See Important Ordinances/Forms tab to print.)

Unfortunately we are unable to have our Zoning Map in an electronic format.

Zoning Ordinance 1996, Latest Revisions as of December 31, 2019.
 
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance 1998, Latest Revisions adopted March 17, 2016.
 
Storm Water Management Ordinance, Revision adopted March 17, 2016.

Flood Plain Ordinance, Latest Revisions adopted March 17, 2016.

ELANCO Region Comprehensive Plan 1996. Revision adopted July 7, 2008.
 
Eastern Lanc. Co Region Recreation, Park & Open Space Plan adopted June 7, 2004.


West Nile Virus:

Just a reminder… Mosquitoes will breed anywhere water is retained over an extended period of time; the mosquitoes in these areas will possibly spread the West Nile Virus.  Old tires that have stagnant water standing in them are a good breeding ground.  Please remember, If you find any dead crows, blue jays, owls and hawks, please do not pick them up…contact Jay Smoker, Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717-394-3962.

I’m thinking about a house project. When do I need a permit, and whom do I contact? 

Are you finally making plans to build that sunroom or deck that you’ve only just thought about?  Are you going to finish the basement or order that storage shed so that you can finally park the car in the garage?  If you are, you should know that the Earl Township Board of Supervisors has adopted a zoning ordinance and a building code which requires that you obtain a permit before you begin to tackle those projects.

A permit is required whenever you add to or construct or locate a building, make any structural changes to an existing building, or remove a building or a portion of a building.  You also are required to have a permit if you upgrade your electrical service or modify your plumbing or mechanical systems.

Candie Johnson is the Interim Earl Township Zoning Officer and can be contacted at (610) 286-1622.  In addition, she is generally available at the Township office on Tuesday between 12 pm and 4 pm.