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Planning and Zoning

Services Provided:

  • Inspections: Building Code, Maintenance Code and Zoning Code Compliance Commercial and Residential Fire Inspections
  • Permit Processing
  • Use and Occupancy Processing
  • Land Development /Subdivision Processing and Review
  • Zoning Hearing Board Applications
  • Conditional Use Applications
  • Registrations: Contractors, Deeds, Tenants, Home Occupations & Non-Conformities

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps & Flood Information

As of March 16th, 2015, FEMA has updated their Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  The FIRM maps delineate the boundaries of the floodplain.  The boundaries of the floodplain are determined by FEMA consultants.   The new maps can be found here.

In order for Warwick Township to remain in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA required that the township update our floodplain ordinance to reflect their new maps.  Being a member of the NFIP offers landowners within the floodplain the opportunity for reduced flood insurance premiums.

If your property is in the floodplain and you are planning on building, reconstructing, or altering your house or accessory structures, please complete the Floodplain permit.  The permit can be found on the Permits and Forms page.

Flood Preparedness Resources

Be Prepared For A Flood (FEMA V-1005)

Your Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Flood (FEMA F-061)

Ready.GOV – Floods

National Weather Service – Flood Safety

2021 Bucks County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps & Flood Information


Deed Registrations: A deed is a legal document showing transfer of ownership between two parties.  Deeds showing a transfer of ownership for properties within Warwick Township are required to be registered at the township level.  Every deed, since January 1st, 2010, recorded with Bucks County Recorder of Deeds must also be registered with Warwick Township.  We require a copy of the deed and the deed registration application filled out and submitted to the attention of Erica Gibilante at Warwick Township.

Non-Conforming Use Registrations: According to Article XXI of the Warwick Township Zoning Ordinance, all non-conforming uses/buildings/lots/signs/etc. shall annually register their non-conformity with the Township Zoning Officer. Failure to register a non-conforming use for a period of two years may lead to the abandonment of your ability to operate a non-conforming use.

Tenant Registration: All tenants must be registered by January 31st of each year with the Township.

Contractor Registration: Contractors working on commercial projects and new residential construction are required to register annually with the Township.   Please provide proof of insurance at time of registration.

On-Site Septic Registration: In order to ensure basic maintenance of on-lot septic systems in the Township septic tanks must be pumped at intervals not to exceed three (3) years. You only need to register for the program one time but you will be notified every three years in reference to pumping your tank.

All registration forms can be found on the Permits & Forms Page.

Planning Resources

On-Lot Septic District Map
2021 Act 537 Sewer Services Plan
Comprehensive Plan Part I
Comprehensive Plan Part II
Zoning Map

General Resources

Permits, Forms, Applications
Agendas & Minutes
2024 Fee Schedule
County Approved Private Septic Haulers

Outside Agency Applications

Bucks County Planning Commission Review Application
Bucks County Conservation District E&S Application