The planning Commission is an independent advisory  body consisting of seven (7) township residents who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors, to ensure that the important issues of land use and future growth are balanced - by preserving property owner's rights ​​while furthering the best interest of the public.   The Planning Commission plays a vital role in shaping the future of the Township as they are charged with the task of developing and updating the Township's  Zoning Ordinance and map, the Comprehensive Plan and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, all of which have an impact on the property that you own. 

Woodcock Township is zoned to protect the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the residents of the Township.  Find your zoning district on the map above.  Each district has specific permitted uses; if you are contemplating opening a home business, subdividing your property, or have any zoning questions, please contact the Zoning Officer for more detailed information.  You may be required to have a hearing in front of the Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB).  The ZHB is a quasi-judicial body that hears and renders decisions regarding specific types of land use actions.  The ZHB functions like a court.  The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) provides a specific set of rules that must be followed for applications submitted to the ZHB as does the Township's Zoning Ordinance.

Planning Commission:

Meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Township Building and are open to the public.

Mark Galbo, Chairman
Jason Crawford, Vice Chairman
Barry Capell, Secretary
David McWright                                                       
Renee Hayes





Zoning Officer

Renee Hayes        814-763-3563
The Zoning Hearing Board meets as needed and hearings are open to the public.

David Miller, Chairman
Mark Yurisic 
Jim Crowl
Alternate:  Stephen Peck 
Solicitor:   Harry White, Esq.


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Click here for a downloadable PDF of Woodcock Township Zoning Ordinance & Map.   CLICK HERE  FOR 2022 AMENDMENTS

zoning ordinance & map