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Subdivisions and Land Developments

The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968, as amended) authorizes municipalities to adopt a subdivision and land development ordinance, thus enabling local review and approval of proposed plans for development. There are 38 municipalities in Erie County. Of these, 26 have enacted their own subdivision and land development regulations. The Erie County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance applies in the remaining 12 municipalities.

Subdivision and Land Development Process

The Department of Planning has prepared process guides which provide a general overview of the subdivision and land development plan approval process. You can check the Municipal Land Use Regulations Map to determine what ordinances are applicable, and the County Review and Approval Areas Map to determine which process guide applies for your area. Click the tabs on the left for the maps and process guides.

If contemplating a subdivision or land development, it is recommended that you consult with the municipality in order to determine if your proposed plan will comply with all applicable municipal ordinances. You are also encouraged to contact the Erie County Department of Planning to discuss the proposed project.

For subdivision and land development questions, please contact Pete Link at (814) 451-7324, or plink@eriecountypa.gov.


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