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Zoning Permits are required in the Township for
new construction, additions, in-ground pools,
mobile, or modular homes. If you are planning a
project or have a question, call Mr. George Burkey
(Zoning Officer) at 322-4709 to determine if a
permit is needed. Any inspections necessary under the
Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code will be determined once
Mr. Burkey makes his initial zoning compliance check.
It shall be unlawful for the owner,
custodian, or keeper of any dog bearing the
current license tag to allow such a dog to run at
large at any time either upon any of the streets,
alleys, roads, or public grounds in the Township
of Jackson, or upon the property of another,
other than the owner, custodian or keeper of such
dog, unless accompanied by and under the
immediate control of such owner, custodian, or
Applications must be made to the Township on
the forms as required by the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation for all new and/or
major alterations to existing driveways. For
township roadways, see the Township Secretary.
For state highways, see PennDOT in Ebensburg,
- Ordinance prohibiting the accumulation or dumping of garbage
and refuse in Jackson Township.
No person shall engage in business as a junk
dealer or operate a junk yard in the Township of
Jackson, without first having obtained a license
therefore from the Township Supervisors.
Ordinance for all sewage concerns not part of the public
Every person desiring to engage in peddling in
the Township of Jackson shall first make
application to the Secretary of the Township for
The purpose of this ordinance is to:
A. Promote the general health, welfare and safety
of residents of Jackson Township.
B. Control accelerated runoff and erosion from
modification to natural terrain and the
alteration of existing drainage from land
C. Provide design, construction, and maintenance
criteria for permanent and temporary on-site
stormwater management facilities necessary to
control stormwater runoff.
D. Provide performance standards and design
criteria for stormwater management and planning.
E. Encourage the recharge of the groundwater,
where appropriate, and prevent the degradation of
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Stormwater or view Jackson Township
Stormwater Management Ordinance.
Ordinance regulates all
Subdivisions proposed in the Township. All plans
are subject to review by the Planning Commission.
Defined briefly, a subdivision is the dividing of
a parcel of land into two (2) or more lots,
including changes in existing lot lines for the
purpose of transfer of ownership, building or lot
development. You can access the entire Subdivision
Ordinance from the
Jackson Township has adopted a zoning ordinance
and Pennsylvania has passed Act 45 of 1999 (which
establishes a statewide construction code.) These
laws may affect the placement and construction of
buildings in the Township. You should call the
Township before you plan to build, alter, repair,
or occupy any building or structure.
Other regulations apply
to: commercial buildings, industrial structures,
apartments, townhouses and shopping centers. A
copy of the Cambria County Ordinance setting
these guidelines is available at the Department
of Emergency Services, 401 Candlelight Drive,
Suite 100, Ebensburg, PA 15931-1959.
Providing for the health, safety and welfare
of the Township of Jackson by regulating the
storage of garbage and refuse; the manner of
collection and disposal of the garbage and refuse
collectors to be licensed and regulating the
burning of refuse on Sunday.
The operation of motor vehicles, trailers, or
semi-trailers having a weight in excess of twelve
tons and motor vehicles, trailers, or
semi-trailers with loads thereon and having a
gross weight in excess of twelve tons is
prohibited on all Township roads or portions
thereof in Jackson Township.
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