Vernon Township Zoning & Planning


Vernon Township Zoning Office

Robert J. Horvat, Zoning Officer
Phone Number: (814) 337-8129
Fax: (814) 337-5473
Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM


Important Information and Applications:

Zoning Ordinance 

Zoning Map

Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance

Zoning Permit Application 

Sign Permit Application 

Application for Conditional Use 


Zoning Hearing Board

The Vernon Township Zoning Hearing Board holds public hearings to hear appeals and to assure the fair and equitable application of the zoning ordinance in the cases that it hears.

Robert Franklin 
Tina Barnard
Chris Anderson, Chairman
Dean Fair, Board Alternate 
Jeff Millin, Solicitor

Planning Commission

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Vernon Township Municipal Building, 6:30pm, and are open to the public.

Caleb Rhodes
Chad Kalternbaugh
Ken Mudger
Greg Latta
Greg Smith
Christina Wood
James E. Rhodes, Chairman


Building Code and Permitting Information

Vernon Township uses the following Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry certified third party agencies for permitting and inspections.


Inspector: Mike Grill
3178 State Route 257 Suite B
Seneca PA 16346
FAX: 814-432-2634                                                                                   





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How can I obtain a burning permit?

Burning permits are now being issued through Vernon Township Municipal Building.

Where can I obtain a copy of the Vernon Township Local Tax Return?

Starting with the first quarter of 2012. Berkheimer Associates will be collecting the local 1% wage tax for the businesses located in Vernon Township. Quarterly forms are available at

How do I rent a shelter at Roche Park?

Call the Township Secretary at 814-337-8126. The shelter may be reserved over the telephone and payment made later. Shelter 1, 2, 3, and 4 are $40.00 and Shelter #5 is $75.00.