Zoning & Development Division

COVID-19 Update

Millcreek Township has implemented the Reduction of Operations level of its Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) due to COVID-19. The Millcreek Township Municipal Building is closed, and most Township staff is working from home.

We are accepting submissions and will be attempting to process any zoning permit, land development, and subdivision applications received.

Zoning Permits

Although Zoning Permits will be processed and reviewed during this time period, NO Zoning Permits will be issued until the Municipal Building reopens, the Reduction of Operations is lifted, and normal Township operations resume.  

Zoning Permit applications are being accepted at this time in digital format only. 

Please email files or a file sharing link to mpuz@millcreektownship.com
You will receive a confirmation email once the files have been received.

Submissions must include the following separate files:

  1. Completed permit application.
  2. Permit or development drawings
  3. For Zoning Permits, a copy of the contractor’s worker’s compensation certificate, if Township does not have a copy on file

Permit fees shall be paid by check only, made out to Millcreek Township Supervisors, and mailed to:  Millcreek Planning & Development, Attn: Matthew Puz, 3608 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506

Building Permits

Building Permits are issued through Building Inspection Underwriters (BIU). BIU is accepting plans in digital format at this time for review only. Contact BIU at (814) 860-8044 or (877) 272-0255 for further instructions.

Although Building Permits will be processed and reviewed during this time period, No Building Permits will be issued until the Governor’s order banning all construction activities is lifted and BIU has resumed normal operations.

Land Development and Subdivisions

Land Development and Subdivision applications are being accepted at this time in digital format only via file sharing link. 

Please contact Matthew Puz, Jr. at mpuz@millcreektownship.com to advise him of the file sharing address when your submission is ready. You will receive a confirmation email once the files have been received.

All digital submissions must meet the requirements of the Township’s Subdivision and Land Development ordinance, including §125-19, §125-24, and any other applicable sections.

Application fees shall be paid by check only, made out to Millcreek Township Supervisors, and mailed to:  Millcreek Planning & Development, Attn: Matthew Puz, 3608 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506. All fees must be paid before the Planning Commission or third-party consultants review any applications.

Zoning & Development Office

The primary focus of the Zoning and Development Office is land use. There are a variety of methods available to Millcreek Township to regulate growth in the Township. This office is in charge of enforcing the Zoning Ordinance, which regulates the placement and usage of structures in the Township, as well as enforcing the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, which regulates proposed developments.

Zoning

Zoning is a method to regulate land use development a community adopts to promote their vision of the community for their future. The zoning ordinance defines how each 'zone' will be developed while the zoning map identifies the 'zones'. The Zoning Office is responsible for the following activities:

  • Enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance
  • Appeals to the Zoning Hearing Board
  • Issuance of zoning permits
  • Maintenance of building records and plot plan

Please call our office to discuss any potential development, from a shed to a shopping mall complex. Our staff is always ready to answer any questions you may have for your development.

Development

Along with the zoning ordinance, the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) regulates development by assisting in the orderly, efficient, and integrated development of the Township. The Development Office is responsible for the following activities:

  • Enforcement of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance
  • Applications to the Millcreek Township Planning Commission
  • Facilitating development applications
  • Maintenance of subdivision and land development records
  • Assisting in municipal planning

The land development process may take up to three months, or longer. Please call our office as soon as possible for any potential developments. We are always available for pre-development meetings where we will inform you of the land development process requirements.

Zoning Map (GIF)
Overlay District Map (JPG)