Township Code

As new local, state, and federal laws are adopted, The Board of Supervisors work with staff and the Upper Makefield Police Department to update and enforce the Township Code, as well as codes that address our community’s needs.

Township Code

Upper Makefield Township officials follow the Township Code, which regulates most aspects of living in Upper Makefield and appropriate property use.


The Township also follows a regional zoning ordinance, The Newtown Area Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance (JMZO).

National and International Codes

Permit applications also are reviewed against the following codes: 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Plumbing Code, 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) — A full copy of the Code may be viewed during office hours at the Township building.