Planning Commission


Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of every Month

Membership: 7 Members                           

Length of Membership: 4 Year Terms

Membership Requirements: Members must be residents of Norristown        

Location in the General Code: Chapter 70 (link)



The Planning Commission is appointed to provide advice to the Municipal Council and the Zoning Hearing Board with respect to comprehensive land use planning and existing land use in Norristown. The Planning Commission consists of 7 residents appointed by Council, serving overlapping 4-year terms. Commission responsibilities include:

o   In the performance of its functions, enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys with the consent of the owner.

o   Make recommendations to governmental, civic and private agencies and individuals as to the effectiveness of the proposals of such organizations.

o   Make recommendations to Council concerning the adoption or amendment of an official map

o   Prepare a comprehensive plan for the development of the township as set forth in the township Code and present it for the consideration to the Board of Supervisors.

o   Prepare and present to Council a building code and a housing code and make recommendations concerning proposed amendments thereto.

o   Prepare and present to Council zoning ordinances and make recommendations to on proposed amendments.

o   Prepare, recommend and administer subdivision and land development regulations.

o   Present testimony before any board (i.e. Zoning Hearing Board).

o   Promote public interest in, and understanding of, the comprehensive plan.

o   Request from municipal departments such available information as relates to the work of the Planning Commission.




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Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

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