Hopewell Township Planning & Zoning






Hopewell-Township-Planning-and-ZoningHOPEWELL TOWNSHIP PLANNING & ZONING

1700 Clark Blvd
Hopewell Township
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Hours: Weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Zoning Officer
John Bates 724.375.3112 Ext. 107

Code.Sys Building Inspector
John Hucko 412.821.0337 Ext. 59

Planning Board Members
Bob Williams- Chairman, – Mark Nelson, Vice Chairman, John Shafer – Secretary, Tom King, George Medich, David Bufalini, Joanne Gennaro, Jamie Yurcina, and Ed Repic.
Kelly Tocci, Solicitor.

Zoning Board Members
Dave Leipchak – Chairman, Dan Mraovich, Ron Costanza, Jeff Mateer. George Patterson II – Solicitor






FEMA Revises Hopewell Township Flood Map

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revised the Flood District Map for Hopewell Township. Please review your flood district location status and take the appropriate steps to protect you and your property.

Hopewell Township Flood District Map

FEMA is revising its existing appeal policy to expand the due process procedures currently provided for a new or modified Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) and base flood depths to other new modified flood hazard information shown on a Flood Insurance Map (FIRM), including the addition or modification of any Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway. For more information click on the links below.

To view the Flood District Notice click here.



The Hopewell Township Planning & Zoning office oversees and administers all matters related to the following:

  • Building Permits
  • Sign Permits
  • Zoning Permits
  • Property Maintenance
  • Code Enforcement
  • Subdivision
  • Land Development
  • Planning

The Planning & Zoning office is responsible for coordinating the planning, development, permitting and building activities within the community. It is a goal of the Planning & Zoning office to assist residents, property owners, business owners, builders and developers in understanding and complying with the regulations, procedures and ordinances on these matters as established by the Township.

Currently the Township has in effect the adopted Township Zoning Ordinance No. 2004-01 and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance No. 91-2.

The Hopewell Township Zoning Ordinance provides for twelve (12) different zoning districts ranging from R-1 Residential-Agriculture to C-1 Highway Commercial to RID Riverfront Industrial District. Each particular zoning district allows for specific permitted uses, conditional uses or uses by special exception which are appropriate for the district defined. The zoning ordinance establishes the general requirements and the supplemental regulations for each particular district and the overall Township.

Hopewell Township Zoning Map

The Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance regulates and provides the process on how properties and land tracts may be subdivided and developed in a consistent, practical and comprehensive manner to the benefit of the community.

The Township has many forms and pamphlets available to help guide the individual through the permitting process. Please visit the “On-Line Forms” page of this website to view various documents and forms.

If you have a specific question or need assistance in any matters related to the Planning & Zoning office, please call 724.375.3112.

Questions regarding the Planning office please call the Township Manager 724.378.1460.

The Planning Commission of Hopewell Township, Beaver County will meet according to the following schedule at the Hopewell Township Municipal Bldg. 1700 Clark Blvd, Aliquippa PA beginning at 7:00 p.m.

2016 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

Applications to be on the agenda must be received by the Township Manager fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled meeting. Plans received after that will be reviewed at the next scheduled monthly meeting.

The Zoning Hearing Board of Hopewell Township, Beaver County PA will meet as necessary for Public Hearings on variances, special exceptions, and other zoning applications when advertised.

All permit applications must be completed and delivered to the Hopewell Township Zoning Officer prior to taking any action.

Hopewell Township has contracted Code.sys to perform building inspections (except decks less than 30″ off grade; Sheds & garages less than 1000 square feet; and fences, that require a zoning permit as described at the bottom of this page).

When Is A Permit Required?

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or cause any such work to be done, shall first apply for a building permit and obtain the required permit.

View/Print Construction Permit Application and Instructions

Residential Building Permit Guidelines

Building Permit requirements and procedures for new home, home additions, attached garages and detached garages (greater than 1,000 square feet).

A Permit is required to construct any of the following:

  • New single family dwelling, duplex, or townhouse building
  • Home additions
  • Attached or integral garages
  • Detached garages greater than 1,000 square feet
  • Any structural work within a residential structure
  • Any electrical, plumbing or mechanical new installation in a residential structure

View/Print Building Permit Guidelines

Building Permit Required Forms

All forms must be filled out and returned to the zoning officer to obtain a building permit.

View/Print Building Permit Required Forms

Shed, Deck, Fence and Accessory Structure Zoning Permit

A zoning permit is required for all new building/structures within Hopewell Township that are exempt from the statewide building code.

  • Sheds and detached garages (under 1,000 square feet)
  • Carports
  • Greenhouses and similar structures
  • Decks (less than thirty inches 30″ above grade)
  • Fences

View/Print Shed, Deck, Fence and Accessory Structure Zoning Permit Application

Rental Property Owners.
In accordance with Hopewell Township Ordinance No. 74-11, all rental property owners are required to report occupants of rental dwellings within the Township (as well as when the renter vacates the property). Failure to report the information to the Township in a timely manner could result in a fine. Contact the Township office should you have any questions or concerns.

A permit is required (no fee) for any auction, yard, garage or home sale.
Note: You must remove all yard/garage sale signs from all locations no later than 24 hours after the sale has ended.

Yard Sale Permit Application


Note: Ordinances may have been created or amended since this listing was posted. Call the Zoning Officer for clarification.
Application for Appeal to Zoning Hearing Board
Building Code Appeal Application
Building Permit Guideline
Building Permit Required Forms
Commercial Plan Review Submittal Form
Conditional Use Application
Construction Permit Application and Instructions
Fireworks Display Application
Grading Permit Ordinance Application
Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit Instructions and Application
Timber Harvest Ordinance
Logging/Timbering Application
Occupancy Permit Application
Ordinance 79-6 Grading and Filling
Ordinance 79-6 Grading and Filling Permit Application
Pa One Call Information
Performance Bond Instructions and Application
Planning Application and Checklist Form
Recent Zoning Amendments
Road Bond Application for hauling over 8 Tons
Sewage Facilities Planning Module Application Mailer
Shed, Deck, Fence, and Accessory Structure Zoning Permit Application
Solicitors Application / Ordinance
Stormwater Management Ordinance
Street Opening Ordinance
Street Opening Permit
Subdivision and Land Development Application
Subdivision Ordinance
Swimming Pool Guidelines
Temporary Portable Storage Units
Yard Sale Permit Application
Zoning Map
Zoning Officer Report
Zoning Ordinance 2004-01 Part 1 of 2
Zoning Ordinance 2004-01 Part 2 of 2
Zoning Ordinance Amendment Application