Development Review

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Delaware County planners provide advisory PA Act 247 reviews of proposed development, zoning amendments, and ordinances for County municipalities.


The Planning Department (DCPD) strives to improve the quality of development throughout the County by conducting advisory reviews of all land developments, subdivisions, and ordinances proposed in Delaware County. Staff planners present their reviews to the Delaware County Planning Commission at its monthly meetings, where official recommendations are made. In addition, Development Review staff provide technical assistance to municipalities and developers on site planning and ordinance compliance issues.


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Knowing more about the Delaware County Planning Commission

Viewing what’s on the Planning Commission’s Meeting Agenda or the Prior Month Applications

Submitting a Proposed Subdivision and/or Land Development Plan or Ordinance for review

Submitting a Sewage Module for review

Recording an Approved Subdivision and/or Land Development Plan

Finding Parcel/Site Information

Viewing the 2019 Year in Review: Subdivision and Land Development Story Map

Viewing the Proposed Subdivision and Land Development Mapping Application* and Dashboard* to see plans reviewed by the Delaware County Planning Commission

Viewing the Countywide Zoning Application* and Dashboard*

Viewing a Municipal Zoning or Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance or Comprehensive Plan

Viewing Delaware County's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO)

Learning more about the William H. Bates Outstanding Land Development Awards

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Questions about Development Review? Contact the Planning Department at 610-891-5200 or Planning_Department@co.delaware.pa.us.

For questions about building permits, please contact your municipality’s code enforcement officials to obtain information concerning requirements and specific permit application status for your town.



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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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