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

Lower Moreland Township Zoning Map

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the ZHB?

The third (3rd) Thursday 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 are the zoning districts for Lower Moreland Township?


Base Zoning Districts 
Residential Zoning Districts
RSD-1 (formerly LL) Residential Single Detached-1
RSD-2 (formerly L) Residential Single Detached-2
RSD-3 (formerly L) Residential Single Detached-3
RSD-4 (formerly M) Residential Single Detached- 4
RM-1 (formerly T) Residential Mixed- 1
RM-2 (formerly SFA/L) Residential Mixed- 2
RM-3 (formerly A) Residential Mixed- 3
Mixed Use Zoning Districts
MU-RO (new) Mixed Use Residential Office
MU-VC (formerly DR/L) Mixed Use Village Center
MU- REV (formerly REV) Mixed Use Revitalization
MU-MHPC (formerly MHP) Mixed Use Manufactured Home Park Community
Business Zoning Districts
B-OI (formerly O) Business Office Institutional
B-IND (formerly I) Business Industrial
Special Purpose Zoning Districts
SP- PRO (formerly PR) Special Purpose Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
Overlay Zoning Districts 
O-FC (formerly FCD) Floodplain Conservation
O-HD (new) Historic District
O- TOD (new) Transit Oriented Development
O- AP (new) Airport

Lower Moreland Township Code