Ordinances

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Frequently Asked Questions - Ordinances

Does the Township have a leash ordinance?

While the Township does not have a leash ordinance, residents are directed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Dog Law which requires the following:

  • A dog must be on a leash when owner is off the his/her property with the dog; or
  • Must be under voice commands and the dog must respond to commands; or
  • Dog must be confined to a property by means of a fence or an electronic fence, or must respond to voice commands.

NOTE: Fines can run up to $300 plus in court costs.

Am I allowed to burn on my property? Is there a burning ordinance?

Solebury Township is within the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) air basin, and DEP prohibits burning within the air basin.

What are the requirements/restrictions for posting signs along the roadways?

Contact the Zoning Officer at the Township Building at (215) 297-5656 for specifics regarding signage.

What ordinance books are available to purchase from the Township?

The following books are available:

  • Zoning Ordinance - $50 ($68 if mailed)
  • Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance - $50 ($65 if mailed)
  • Comprehensive Plan - $50 ($65 if mailed)
  • Parks & Recreation Plan - $50 ($60 if mailed)
  • Open Space Plan - $50 ($60 if mailed)
  • HARB Design Guidelines - $20 ($30 if mailed)
  • HARB History & Maintenance Manual - $20 ($30 if mailed)