CiNoRi Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 2:16am
post #1 of

I am moving to or near the Bucks County area. We are quickly in the process of trying to find a home & I am having a DEVIL of a time trying to figure out/ understand the laws for the various township/towns/boroughs. Coming from NC this is all new to me!

For each house we might consider I have tried making calls to the given officials to try to find out if a low impact business (IE no customers/traffic/etc) from my home would be allowed. AND secondly if a 2nd kitchen in the walk out basement is legal as well. I have heard that some towns/etc don't allow this. When I have made calls to confirm...im getting the run around, or people making assumptions, not a single clear answer icon_sad.gif

Being that we are rushing to find a house, and I dont mind doing the leg work and research/ reading into the rule, paperwork, etc... unfortunately time isn't something I have. Is there any chance you would mind giving me your personal feedback? I just need to know on the basics of yes or no on weither to peruse a give area.

If you happen to live in the ares in Bucks County, or within 1 hour of Newtown, PA. Would you mind posting if it is or is not allowed in your area?


I cant thank you enough!!!

3 replies
SugarplumStudio Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 11:05pm
post #2 of

I'm a Bucks Co transplant currently in NJ.
To the best of my knowledge, Newtown township is a yes, while Hatboro, Horsham and Abington townships are a no for zoning. At least that was as current as a couple years ago?

writersblock15 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 10:23pm
post #3 of

I also live in Bucks County and can tell you that if you live in a neighborhood that is part of an "association" you will have to abide by their bylaws in addition to township laws.

HeyWife Posted 29 Apr 2012 , 3:07am
post #4 of

I'm in Middletown Twp and a 2nd kitchen isn't allowed. You can get your home kitchen licensed but absolutely no pets.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%