Zoning Hearing Board


The York City Zoning Hearing Board was established in order that the objectives of the Zoning Ordinance may be fully and equitably achieved and a means for competent interpretation. The City currently operates under 2011 Zoning Ordinance adopted by York City Council on August 16, 2011.

The general purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board deals with the zoning regulations and districts set forth in the ordinance. The ordinances have been made in accordance with the City of York community development goals and objectives designed to address health, safety and welfare; the quality of life; and, facilitate the appropriate development and redevelopment of the City, protect the tax base and encourage economy in public expenditures.

The Zoning Hearing Board consists of five (5) members appointed by Council resolution. Members shall be residents of the City and hold no other office in the City. Regular members serve 5-year terms with Alternate members serving 3-year terms. A quorum of three (3) members is needed to hear evidence and decide all contested questions. The ordinance has a waiver clause when all parties are in agreement to hear the case; the waiver agreement shall be made a part of the record.

The duties and powers of the York City Zoning Hearing Board are governed by Articles IX and X-A of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.


Zoning Hearing Board Members

  • Robert J. Hollis, Chair – Term Expires: 1/1/21
  • R. Franklin Williams – Term Expires: 1/1/25
  • Michael G. Miller – Term Expires: 1/1/22
  • Elizabeth Bupp – Term Expires: 1/1/24
  • Mario Brown – Term Expires: 1/1/22

Alternate Members

  • Vacant – Term Expires: 1/1/20
  • Vacant  – Term Expires: 1/1/21
  • Vacant – Term Expires: 1/1/22

Zoning Officer

  • Nancy Griffin
    101 S George St, York, PA 17401
    Phone: 717.849.2280

Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor

  • John Herrold
    129 E Market St, York, PA
    Phone: (717) 846-8856


Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30p.m.
City Council Chambers
101 S. George St., 1st Floor
York, PA.


September 2018 Zoning Hearing Officer Meeting Agenda

September 2018 Zoning Hearing Board Agenda

January 2019 ZHB Agenda

February 2019 ZHB Agenda

March 2019 ZHB Agenda

April 2019 ZHB Agenda

Documents & Information

Planning & Zoning Code Zoning Map Street Classifications

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