Subdivision and Land Development

Article V of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) grants the governing body of each municipality power to regulate subdivisions and land development within the municipality by enacting a subdivision and land development ordinance, also outlining provisions for its contents, enactment, and enforcement. Susquehanna Township's Subdivision and Land Development Ordiance (SALDO) regulates and controls the subdivision of lots and the development of land; the approval of plans, plots or replots of land laid out in building lots; standards for the design of streets, lots, easements, blocks and other improvements; certain minimum improvements and construction standards on all streets and required dedications.

Land development is the improvement of one or more parcels of land that involves two or more residential buildings or a single nonresidential building.

Subdivision is the division or re-division of one or more parcels into two or more smaller parcels. This includes the alterations of lot lines.

The first step in either Subdivision or Land Development is to contact the Community & Economic Development Department staff to discuss the project. The Department will provide you with an application and other necessary information. You may also download an application directly from this site below.

Once an application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Township staff, the Township Engineer and the Dauphin County Planning Commission before it goes to the Township Planning Commission. The Planning Commission provides a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners makes the final decision regarding all SALDO applications.

SALDO Applications & Documents