Zoning Hearing Board

5-Year Term

The Zoning Hearing Board is an interpretive, quasi-judicial panel consisting of five citizens of Middletown Township appointed by Township Council, to hear requests for special exceptions and variances from zoning ordinance requirements as well as other types of zoning appeals.

Completed hearing applications must be filed with the Zoning Officer no later than 12:00 Noon on the 20th day prior to the date of the meeting each month for inclusion on that month's hearing list.  At the conclusion of a hearing, the Zoning Hearing Board has, by law, forty-five (45) days in which to render its decision on an application.  Typically, decisions are made at the meeting subsequent to the one at which the hearing was concluded.


The Township is required to provide public notice of each hearing.  This is accomplished by publishing a legal notice in the Delaware County Daily Times on two occasions prior to the hearing.  In addition, a notice is posted on the subject property and nearby residents are notified by mail of the nature of the application and the date and time of the hearing.  Any interested party may appear at the hearing to ask questions of witnesses regarding details of the application and to make any comment appropriate to the matter being heard.  In addition, each application is reviewed by Township Council at a public meeting for the purpose of determining whether Council wishes to appear at the hearing to present its position relative to the application.