Codes & Zoning

The Danville Borough Codes & Zoning Office serves to coordinate, guide and provide certain standards for development throughout the municipality, aiding residents, business-owners and builders through the entire process from planning to construction. It also works to ensure compliance with the Borough’s Code of Ordinances, enforcing regulations on noise, snow and ice removal, outdoor burning and other items that help maintain a high, positive quality of life for our citizens.

Please scroll down to the sections below to find documents for download as well as information regarding our Code of Ordinances and Zoning Regulations.

Code of Ordinances

The Borough of Danville’s ordinances are codified and organized in our Code of Ordinances. You can access and browse the entire collection online by visiting

While the Code of Ordinances is periodically updated, some new or recently enacted ordinances are not yet included in the document collection. These can instead be accessed below:


The Zoning Ordinance divides land within Danville Borough into districts, and each district has individual regulations for a number of items including but not limited to the following:

  • Types of Principle and Accessory Uses Permitted
  • Special Exceptions
  • Building Regulations for Zoning Set-Backs (Clearances)
  • Maximum Building Coverage,
  • Minimum Lot Size
  • Maximum Building/Structure Height

The Borough’s Zoning Map is pictured below. You may obtain a paper copy at the Municipal Building (463 Mill Street, Danville, PA) or download the Zoning Map PDF.

Zoning Map

rson who receives a denial from the Codes & Zoning Office for a zoning permit can appeal that decision to the Borough’s Zoning Hearing Board. The Zoning Hearing Board has the authority and exclusive jurisdiction to render final decisions in the following matters:

  • Applications for Variances from Terms of the Zoning Ordinance
  • Applications for Special Exceptions under the Zoning Ordinance
  • Appeals of the Zoning Officer’s Determination
  • Appeals of a Determination by the Municipal Engineer or the Zoning Officer with Reference to the Administration of any Floodplain Ordinance or Such Provisions within a Land Use Ordinance
  • Appeals from the Determination of the Zoning Officer or Municipal Engineer in the Administration of any Land Use Ordinance or Provision Thereof with reference to Sedimentation, Erosion Control and Storm Water Management insofar as the Same Relate to Development Not Involving Applications Under the Municipality’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance

Contact Information

If you have any Code and Zoning questions or need assistance in filling out a document, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the below information. Remember that it is important and in your interest to reach out to us before beginning any project, development or construction activity so that we may help you ensure that all regulations, ordinances and laws are being properly followed.

Borough of Danville
570-275-3091, Ext. 5

Ellie Erlston-Phillips