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Planning - About Us

Planning Department The Bethlehem Township Planning and Economic Development Department serves as the hub of the planning, community development, zoning, building code administration and property maintenance and housing code enforcement activities for the Township.

Primarily, the Bethlehem Township Planning , Building and Zoning Department is responsible for both current and long range community planning efforts. Under its current planning function, the planning department administers the Township's Subdivision and Land Development, Zoning and Stormwater Management Ordinances.

Under its long range planning efforts, the Department is also responsible for implementation and monitoring of the Township's Comprehensive Plan 1997 and 2004 update as well as the Traffic Improvements Capital Plan under Pennsylvania Act 209.

Planning assistance is provided to the Township's Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Public Safety Committee and Recreation Committee. The Department is responsible for the administration of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code as well as the Township's Property Maintenance and Housing Code. The Department is assisted by James L. Broughal, Esquire, Esquire, Township Solicitor Scott Pidcock, PE, Township Engineer, and utilizes the services of Code Master Inspection Services of Bethlehem, PA for electrical inspection.

To view our 2017 Comprehensive Plan click here
***Please Note - this is a large file and will take time to download (732MB)

To search Subdivision and Land Development Plans click here
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Password: BTPublic123!

Plans, architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, surveys and/or the like are subject to copyright protection. Bethlehem Township, as a local governmental agency is under no obligation to secure the copyright owner's consent to reproduce, photocopy, distribute, or otherwise provide any plan, architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, surveys and/or the like other than for viewing.
It is unlawful to print, copy, replicate or reproduce any plans, architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, surveys and/or the like. Any plans, architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, surveys and/or the like are provided for inspection purposes only, as public records subject to the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know-Law.

For access to the latest Planning Department and Development Update Report, click here. The report is updated quarterly and can be found on our Dashboard Reports section.

Bethlehem Township
4225 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem, Pa. 18020
Phone: 610-814-6400
Fax: 610-814-6408
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