The Building & Zoning Department is responsible for enforcement of the Township’s zoning, subdivision, and land development ordinances, the Township’s property maintenance ordinance, as well as the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code for Residential and Commercial construction. The department is responsible for all zoning, building, and use & occupancy permits reviewed and issued within New Britain Township.
“To ensure the Health, Safety, Welfare, and quality of life of the residents and visitors to New Britain Township through compliance with the adopted Ordinances of the Township, including the construction, fire, and property maintenance codes, enacted by the residents’ representatives, the Township Supervisors.”
New Britain Township Code of Ordinances
The link below will direct you to New Britain’s adopted laws presented on a searchable online platform.
How do I use this resource to understand local laws?
An ordinance is an amendment, deletion, and/or an addition to the body of laws that are in effect in the Township of New Britain. The Board of Supervisors approves ordinances by majority vote and they are enacted with the approving signatures of the Board of Supervisors.
The record of adopted ordinances incrementally changes the overall body of laws in effect in New Britain Township. Codification is the process where the ordinances are indexed and inserted into the body of laws – in their right place with appropriate additions and deletions.
The body of laws and all of the adopted ordinances not yet codified can be viewed using the link below. Simply click on the “new laws” link to the left of the New Britain Township Code page to see a list of Ordinances not yet codified by number.
Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 27) | Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance (Chapter 22) | Township Staff
Frequently Asked Questions | Bucks County Planning Commission | Bucks County Subdivision & Land Development Application
Bucks County Conservation District | Bucks County Department of Health | Bucks County Maps & Data
Bucks County Board of Assessments | Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC)