Zoning

The Summit Township Board of Supervisors adopted the Zoning Ordinance which sets forth land use classifications and divides the township into zoning districts as delineated on the official zoning map. The Board of Supervisors adopted these zones for the purpose of implementing the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan, to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Summit Township, to safeguard and enhance the appearance and quality of township development, and to provide for the social, physical and economic advantages resulting from the comprehensive and orderly planned use of land resources. The current Summit Township Zoning Ordinance was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1992 and has been updated and amended since that time. Zoning has been a part of the Summit Community since 1957, when the first Summit Township Zoning Ordinance was adopted.

The administration of the zoning ordinance is the responsibility of the Zoning Officer. He/she is appointed by the Summit Township Board of Supervisors. Historically, the Summit Township Zoning Ordinance has been administered by six Zoning Officers over the 58 years that zoning has been a part of the Summit Community. Those individuals listed from earliest to latest are Thomas Curley, Jack Gifford, Elmo Kelly, Nancy Agostine, Marjorie Hudak and Nathan Miller. The Zoning Officer’s duties are many and he/she must administer the Ordinance by its literal terms. The Zoning Officer does not have the ability to waive nor tighten any requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

Please contact the Land Development and Zoning Office with any questions regarding the zoning of any property located in Summit Township, or with any general questions pertaining to the zoning ordinance. Our professional staff will be happy to assist you.