General Information

Permits Needed for the Following:

Encroachment/ Driveway Permit – no excavation on Township roads may take place until a permit is attained from the permit clerk. No driveway, curb or sidewalk, shall be installed, altered or replaced prior to obtaining a driveway permit. Application may be obtained at the Township Office. Driveways abating a State road require a permit from PennDot. Contact the Lebanon PennDot Office at 717.270.8940. 

Peddlers Permit – Application may be picked up at the Cornwall Borough Police Department. The fee is $25 for 30 days, $50 for 60 days, $100 for 90 days.

Building Permits – A building permit is needed for a change in use of a building or land, construction of a building, alteration in size or shape of a building, home occupation, signs or removal or relocation of a building. Please call Lebanon County Planning at 717-228-4444 for questions or to obtain a building permit. 

The zoning permit application is below.  

Zoning Permit Application

For zoning questions email the  Zoning Officer, Jeff Steckbeck at or call 717-269-1530 with any questions on zoning issues.   


All of the Township Ordinances can be viewed by clicking the link below. 

Code of Ordinances

Recycling – The Township encourages its residents to recycle and has adopted an Ordinance to establish a program for the collection of recyclable material and to prohibit the disposal of recyclable materials into the conventional solid waste disposal garbage collection. 

Snow Removal – An Ordinance requiring the removal of snow, ice and slush from sidewalks and prohibiting plowing, pushing or shoveling snow, ice or slush upon any public street.  

If you have any questions about townships ordinances, please call 717.272.9841

Recycle bins are available at the Township building.  Call the office at 717-272-9841 if interested in picking one up.

Free Firewood is available.  Contact the Township office at 717-272-9841 for more information.

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