Office Phone: 724-744-2171

Community Development

Penn Township is best described as a “Bedroom Community”. A rural setting laced with beautiful diversified housing developments throughout its borders. Comprised of historic homes that predate the turn of the last century to the latest modern offerings such as those constructed in plans such as Shenandoah Heights, Blackthorne Estates and The Village on Kistler Ridge just to name a few. Penn Township through its Community Development Department and engaged Planning Commission strives to find a balance of growth in both residential and commercial venues while maintaining a rural-esque, friendly and safe community environment. A great place to raise a family now and into the future.

View the Permits page to download permit applications.

View our Comprehensive Plan Update page.

Community Development Director – Bill Roberts

Phone: 724-744-2171 – ext. 207

Bill Roberts is the Director of Penn Township’s Community Development Department. He supervises and coordinates building code enforcement, zoning, sewage enforcement, and all types and phases of planning and development within the township.

Chief Building Inspector/Zoning Officer – Mike Stack

Mike Stack is the Building Inspector for the Community Development Department. In this role, he issues permits for new homes, additions, sheds, pools, and other structures. He also enforces the township’s zoning ordinances.

Community Development Technician – Mark Cypher

Mark Cypher, the Community Development Technician, performs inspections of construction sites involving land disturbance and excavation. He also assists with zoning issues and residential building inspections, as well as issuing most non-building municipal permits.

Administrative Assistant – Jeanann Greer

Jeanann Greer is Administrative Assistant to the Community Development Department.

Penn Township Announces Operational Changes Due to COVID-19: Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020 the Penn Township Municipal Building, Police Department and Public Works Department will be open on a modified basis to protect employee and resident health. We are encouraging the continuation of online transactions as much as possible.