The Planning and Municipal Development Department is responsible for ensuring that Norristown develops and grows in ways that are consistent with our vision of the kind of community we want to be: Walkable and transit-oriented

  • - Ample park and recreation amenities

  • - Appropriately located retail, commercial and industrial development

  • - Variety of homes for every taste, budget, and life-style.

You can learn more about Norristown’s vision by reading our Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan explains the goals Norristown has set for itself to create a better community, one that is ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

 

Municipality of Norristown Zoning

Please use the Use Registration Form HERE for any changes in Zoning (Buying and Leasing Commercial Real Estate; Buying and Selling Multi-Family Residential Real Estate; Signs; Fences; Patio's, Decks, Sheds, etc.) If you have any questions regarding zoning, please call our office at 610-270-0451.

Zoning Ordinance Here

View the Zoning Map Here

 

Municipality of Norristown Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO)

Please click HERE to access the SALDO

Please click HERE to access A User's Guide to the Development Process

There are four principle ways in which the Planning and Municipal Development Department shapes development to ensure consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Subdivision and Land Developers

This includes working with developers, investors, residents and others to review and approve plans for new construction in Norristown.

 

Zoning

Norristown is divided into areas (or zones). Certain activities or uses (e.g., hospitals, manufacturing, retail, multifamily housing and others) are allowed in certain zones in Norristown but not others. The Planning and Municipal Development Department is responsible for ensuring that the uses in each zone are allowed by ordinance.

 

Grants and Administration

Each year the Municipality receives over $2 Million in federal, state and county grants. The Planning and Municipal Development Department develops projects and programs using these funds, including the owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program and the first-time home buyer assistance program.

 

Strategic Initiatives

The Planning and Municipal Development Department, in cooperation with federal, state, county government and other agencies and organizations, helps develop and guide important strategic initiatives intended to have a major impact on Norristown.

 

 

Planning and Municipal Development

Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

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

info@norristown.org


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Norristown Council Meeting held on November 7, 2018
Considering a food truck in Norristown?
Recreation Center Episode 2
Norristown Council Meeting held on October 2, 2018


On July 31, 2018 Plymouth Ambulance and Norristown Fire Department conducted joint UTV training. Members from both Departments trained on incline ascents and descents, winch use for evacuation and overall UTV safety and operations.
From the gallery Norristown Fire Department


Members of Council celebrated the Grand Opening of Timshel Coffee. They are located downtown at 104 E Main Street.
From the gallery Municipal Council and Staff 2017


Councilwoman Valerie Cooper with Dan Drake, Vice President, at the Mercy LIFE Norristown Groundbreaking
From the gallery Municipal Council and Staff 2017