The Zoning Code of Lower Moreland Township was first established in 1940. Its purpose is to regulate land use by establishing districts in which the size and proximity of buildings and accessory structures are controlled in relation to their use. The Zoning Code identifies permitted uses, area, height and impervious coverage limitations, Floodplain Management restrictions, off-street parking requirements, allowable home occupations and requirements for the posting of signs.

Types of applications filed for the Zoning Hearing Board include:

  • Appeals of the Zoning Officer’s decision
  • Special Exceptions, as provided for in the Zoning Code
  • Variances from the terms of the ordinance where a literal enforcement of the provisions of the Zoning Code will result in an unnecessary hardship

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the ZHB?

The fourth (4th) Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.

When does the ZHB application need to be submitted?

Application must be received by the previous month’s meeting.

What is the largest commercial vehicle or truck allowed for residential off-street parking?

One (1) truck or commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of less than nine thousand pounds (9,000)

What are the zoning districts for Lower Moreland Township?


Zoning District Allowed Impervious Coverage %
LL Residential district No more than 30%
L Residential district No more than 25%
M Residential district No more than 30%
Traditional Neighborhood Within the M residential district No more than 65%
T Residential district No more than 35%
A Apartment district Not more than 65% of the area of each lot
SFA Single Family Attached district No more than 70%
MHP Mobile Home Park district Each lot no more than 25%
O Office district Not more than 60% of the area of each lot
D Commercial district Not more than 80% of the area of each lot
DR Restricted commercial district Not more than 80% of the area of each lot
I Industrial district Not more than 85% of the area of each lot
PR Park/Recreational district N/A

Click here to view a Zoning Map (Draft). Please note, this map is a draft version. Once a final draft is approved, it will be made available here. For any questions regarding this map, please contact Township Staff.

Lower Moreland Township Code