Dean Pepicello


Connie Cruz


Agenda & Minutes

There are 13 different zoning districts in Harborcreek Township. Please call the Township for a specific district. Assume you need a permit for all construction, however, call the Township Zoning Office for a clarification because there are situations when permits are not required.


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News & Projects

Posted on: 03/19/2020


You can download the zoning permit application (and site plan) on our zoning webpage, complete and sign the application and submit via email to the Zoning Administrator. Connie will be able to assist you on the phone if you have any questions. We will be able to accept card card via phone or mail your payment to our office at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421.

Posted on: 03/12/2020

Posted on: 09/27/2019

Air Golf, LLC. received approval of a Minor Land Development Plan for a proposed 6 unit Condominium Building at Harbor Ridge located at 3798 Depot Road.  Construction is anticipated to begin in the Fall 2019.

Posted on: 03/19/2019

Penn State University - The Behrend College received land development approval on February 20, 2019 for Wintergreen Gorge Trail Improvements and creation of a parking area off Cooper Road.  The overall development is approximately 305 aces of improvements.  The much needed parking area will consist of 18 parking spaces and will be located approximately 1,400 feet from Cooper Road.

Posted on: 01/18/2019

On December 13th the Department of General Services (DGS) of Pennsylvania informed Township Supervisors that they were backing out of a deal that would have built a new PA State Police Barracks on vacant land just west of the Municipal Building on Route 20.  The agreement was 2 years in the making.  Subdivision of the 14 acres was complete, preliminary land development plans had already been approved, site and building designs were complete, a ground breaking was expected spring or summer of 2019.

Township Supervisors supported this agreement because it would have placed the preeminent law enforcement agency in the Commonwealth smack dab in the middle of Harborcreek Township with easy access to Interstate 90 benefitting not only the residents of Harborcreek but northwestern Pennsylvania as a whole.

DGS cites the issue of a small area of wetlands (less than 1 acre) and their desire for a traffic signal as reasons for voiding the agreement.  It’s important to note that the design had already worked around the wetlands area.  Even if it hadn’t, wetlands are easily mitigated every day for development.  The traffic signal, which a PennDot study deemed unnecessary, would have added $100,000 to what is estimated to be a $10 million project.   While we don’t necessarily doubt that DGS did not generally prefer this site given that most of their search has, appropriately so, centered around a more central location in Erie County, we do take issue that after 2 years of working on this project that the powers that be in Harrisburg would simply pull the plug for reasons which are suspect at best.

Having said that, we support strongly Troop E and PSP efforts in general to do everything they can in the interest of the safety of all residents in Erie County.  We thank State Representative Curt Sonney for his steadfast support in this venture.  It is unfortunate that Harrisburg scuttled this important project just months from a long awaited groundbreaking.  It is hard to fathom how much money DGS may have spent over 2 years on legal fees, engineering services, site testing etc.

We turn our attention to the future of public safety now.  Between the tireless efforts of our 3 volunteer fire companies and the newly formed East County EMS service in partnership with Lawrence Park and Wesleyville to back up the volunteers we feel the future of fire and ambulance service in Harborcreek Township is as secure as ever.  We will explore all options available and continue to look for effective yet affordable avenues for police coverage that can serve us well into the foreseeable future. 


Regulations & Ordinances

These ordinances are also available at the Township Municipal Building, we encourage you to stop in and discuss any plans you might have.

Applications / Forms

You may print out any of the forms  listed below and complete the applicable sections before you report to the Township.  The Zoning Office will assist you, if necessary, to complete the forms and calculate the required fees payable at the time of application.