Ordinances and Regulations

The Township of Washington, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the Township, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the Township.

The various chapters of the Code contain all currently effective legislation of a general and permanent nature enacted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Washington, including revisions or amendments to existing legislation deemed necessary by the Board of Supervisors, in the course of the codification.

The Code is divided into two parts:

Part I, Administrative Legislation, contains all Township legislation of an administrative nature, namely, that dealing with the administration of government, that establishing or regulating municipal departments and that affecting officers and employees of the municipal government and its departments.

Part II, General Legislation, contains all other Township legislation of a regulatory nature, including the Land Development and Subdivision Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance. Items of legislation in this part generally impose penalties for violation of their provisions, whereas those in Part I do not.

New Ordinances for 2008

New Ordinances No 2008-01 and No 2008-02s

Alternative Energy Ordinance 8-27-10

Alternative Energy System is a device which provides alternative methods of generating energy including, but not limited to, electrical energy which is not subject to regulation by the PA Public Utility Commission.