Seal of North Whitehall Township

Zoning - FAQs


My neighbor's grass is too high, what can I do?

According to the Township Zoning Ordinance Section 502.A.1, residential property grass should not be higher than 12 inches. Please print out a complaint form from our website, complete the form and mail into the Township office. Pictures are always helpful.

If I want to install a fence, how far from my property line does it need to be?

A fence can be installed right on the property line, but we suggest you have the fence installed a few feet off the property line to be able to maintain the fence on both sides.

Where are my property lines?

The Township records do not maintain the exact location of property lines. Please check your deed or hire a surveyor to have your property surveyed.

Can I have chickens on my property?

If you have less than 2 acres, you may have 2 chickens. If you have more than 2 acres you may have up to 12 chickens.

Can I have horses on my property?

Any parcel of at least 2 acres, up to 2 horses may be maintained.

How many dogs and/or cats can my neighbor have on their property?

A maximum of six combined on any lot under three acres, with a lot of three or more acres, a maximum of 10 cats and/or dogs combined may be kept.

What animals are not permitted pets on your property?

Bears, goats, wolves, wolf-dog hybrids, cows, venomous snakes (that could be toxic to humans), hogs, or sheep. Potbelly pigs are also prohibited.

Can bees be kept on my property?

Yes, any area used for the outdoor keeping of bees shall be set back a minimum of 150 feet from all lot lines.

How many unlicensed vehicles can my neighbor have on their property?

On any parcel two acres or less, one unlicensed vehicle may be stored, parked or otherwise kept in such a way that the vehicle is visible from a public street or another dwelling. Over two acres in a residential district, a total of two unlicensed vehicles may be stored, parked or otherwise kept in such a way that the vehicle is visible from a public street or another dwelling.

Do you need an inspection for a property resale?

No, at this time, North Whitehall Township does not required a home inspection for resale of your property.





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