I received a Notice of Public Hearing in the mail. What does this mean?

The Township is required to notify property owners within a 300 foot radius of a property that has been applied to be rezoned or granted a variance from the Zoning Ordinance (PDF). A summary description of the proposed application can be found within the body of the notification. A public hearing date for the proposed change is included in your notification. 

You are invited to attend the hearing to oppose or support the proposed change. Your attendance is optional, but this is the most effective way to voice your opposition or support to the hearing body. Once filed, all application information is public record and may be viewed or copied by any member of the public subject to public records laws.

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1. What is zoning?
2. How can I verify the land use and/or zoning of my property?
3. I received a Notice of Public Hearing in the mail. What does this mean?
4. What can I do in my zoning district?
5. Where can I find information on the setbacks, maximum lot coverage, minimum roadway frontage, height or density allowed on my property?
6. Where can I find a copy of the Zoning Ordinance?
7. I am considering rezoning, or changing the use of my property. What do I need to do?
8. Where can I find applications online? Can they also be downloaded and turned in online?
9. How long does the development review process take?
10. May I have a home-based business?
11. May I operate a daycare for children in my home?
12. Where can I build a fence on my residential property?
13. Can I have a storage shed or garage that is not attached to my house on my property?
14. Can I split (subdivide) my land?
15. Is a garage apartment allowed?
16. Where can I park my boat or RV?
17. Does my pool or other accessory structure have to meet the same setbacks as my house?
18. How do I register a complaint about a troublesome neighbor or nuisance property in my neighborhood?