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Zoning Hearing Board

Zoning Hearing Board Members

  • Jeff Kern, Chair

  • Jeff Guistwhite, Member

  • Richard Pomeroy, Member

  • OPEN, Alternate

  • Patrick M. McKenna, Solicitor

The Zoning Hearing Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. as needed or determined by applications.


The primary purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance by hearing appeals on the zoning officer’s determinations and by granting relief from the literal enforcement of the ordinance in certain hardship situations.


The Zoning Hearing Board has a designated meeting date each month but only meets on an “as needed” basis.

How to Apply for a Zoning Hearing Board

Applicants must fill out an application prior to appearing before the Zoning Hearing Board. When applicants submit an application to the Township, the following items are required in order to deem the application complete. The Township will not accept incomplete applications.

  • A completed Zoning Hearing Board application with all supporting documents 

  • A $1,500 check made out to “West Pikeland Township” for the fee

  • A $500 check made out to "West Pikeland Township" for the escrow

  • Eight (8) copies of plans


Applications must be submitted as a hard copy and either mailed or delivered to the township, located at 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs PA 19425


The Hearing date shall be held within sixty (60) days from the date of the completed application submittal unless the applicant has agreed in writing to a time extension. 

A decision shall be rendered within forty-five (45) days after the hearing is concluded.

Questions? Email us.


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