Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2467

Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board meets the last Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. of any month in which a zoning application has been filed before the filing deadline.  The Board operates in a quasi-legal manner according to the PA Municipalities Planning Code and with the assistance of a solicitor and a court recorder.  The public is invited to attend.

The Zoning Hearing Board is primarily responsible to hear testimony on proposed property uses which, by their unlisted, dissimilar and/or intensive nature, require special exception and/or variance approvals for their zoning district location.  Approvals generally are associated with conditions for parking, exterior lighting, hours of operation, and/or signage size limitations.  Disapprovals can be appealed to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.


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