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Installing a pool in Upper Moreland Township requires a building permit. Please click herehere for pool permit requirements.
Contact the Code Enforcement Office, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090 or call 267-607-1032/1033 between the hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm.
There are several zoning districts in Upper Moreland Township. You can contact our office at 267-607-1032/1033 or click here to view the zoning map.
A registered Master Plumber is required for all plumbing work. Only a Master Plumber may submit the plumbing permit application. You may do your own electrical work. Permits are required for both. Upper Moreland Township does accept electrical plans pre-approved by a certified 3rd party agency. An approved list of 3rd party electrical review/inspection agencies is included on the electrical permit application.
Two sets of plans for residential and three for commercial.
Generally, 15 working days for residential and 30 working days for commercial.
Click here for Fee Schedule.
Contact the Code Enforcement Office for availability.
No, because of the potential conflict of interest and liability concerns.
Maximum 6' in rear yard, 4' in front yard, 10' back from curb line.
No inspections required for re-sale of residential or commercial properties.
Emergencies can happen anywhere at anytime. Here's a quick check list to help keep you and your family safe - Emergency quick check list.
The office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30-3:00
After hours, you can contact the Fire Marshal at 215-659-7633
Contact Mary Schrope at 267-607-1030 or Email Mary Schrope
If a local disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. To get helpful information to help protect you and your family, please read the Disaster Preparedness information provided here.
If you would like to become a volunteer firefighter, please contact the Willow Grove Fire Company at 215-659-7633 or visit their website www.tiller10.com
You can visit the American Red Cross webpage for contact information.
Send an email to the Finance Director that includes the parcel number and/or the address of the property in the Township along with the anticipated payoff date.
Yes, you can review the Township's Business Privilege, Mercantile License, and Occupational Privilege Tax Codes using the link.
All accounts receivable and payments for Business Taxes should be made payable to Upper Moreland Township.
All business gross receipts not excluded as manufacturing Receipts including but not limited to:
For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
All businesses within Upper Moreland Township must pay either mercantile or business privilege (or a combination unless the business is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS subject to the limitation that such organization is liable to pay tax on unrelated business income. For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
Any business which sells to dealers for resale. The product must be sold in substantially the same form by the customer. The Mercantile tax rate for a wholesale vendor is 1 mill (.001). For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
Any other business which sells goods for use or consumption by the buyer. The Mercantile tax rate for a retail vendor is 1.5 mills (.0015). For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
All gross receipts other than those specifically attributable to product sales. Examples include, but are not limited to, services provided by doctors, dentists, accountants, contractors, commissions, installation charges, and rental income. The Business Privilege Tax rate is 3.5 mills (.0035). For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
At the present time, gross receipts generated by interstate activities may be subject to allocation, and those receipts which reflect the instate component of the out-of-state activity will be subject to Business Privilege Tax. Contact the Business Tax Office for a copy of the allocation formula and additional information. For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
Yes! A business’ gross receipts may be a combination of receipts taxable as Business Privilege, Wholesale or Retail. It is the responsibility of the business to provide adequate documentation supporting the breakdown by category. Examples: invoices, bills of lading, etc. Otherwise, all gross receipts are taxable at the highest applicable rate. For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
A manufacturer is one who through the use of technology, labor and skill changes original material into new, different, and useful products. For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
No! Any non-manufacturing sales such as service contracts, parts not manufactured by the seller, and installation charges are subject to Business Privilege or Mercantile tax depending upon the nature of the transaction. For more information, please call the Business Tax Office at 215-659-3100, ext. 1045.
For tax years beginning 1/1/2020, you may contact H.A. Berkheimer to secure an LST account. For tax years ending 12/31/2019, the Township does not have a Local Services Tax (LST). The Township continues to collect the $10 Occupational Privilege Tax, which is a single withholding once, per person, per year. If the employer has a Business Privilege or Mercantile License from the Township, that license number would be used for the Occupational Privilege Tax. If the employer does not have a registration with the Township, please contact the Business Tax Office to discuss the licensing requirements and determine if an account number can be issued over the phone.
Upper Moreland Township Employment Opportunities will be posted here
The Upper Moreland Township Employment Application can be found here. Please complete the employment application and submit to Human Resources located at 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090.
Working papers for minors can be obtained at Upper Moreland High School Guidance Office located at 3000 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 or by calling 215-830-1500. For more information regarding documents needed to apply for Working Papers click here.
Yes, the Township accepts applications which remain on file for (1) year. Applications are available at the Township Administration Building located at 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090 or you may download one by clicking here.
You may call the Parks & Recreation office at (215) 659-3100 x1039 for pavilion and safety town reservation information.
Click here for the informational flyer for pavilion reservations.
Click here for the informational flyer for safety town reservations.
You may visit the Upper Moreland Parks and Recreation website at www.uppermorelandrec.com in order to view and / or register for our recreation programs.
UMPR is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The Department of Parks and Recreation offices are located at the Upper Moreland Township Building, 117 Park Ave, Willow Grove, PA 19090. You may reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR (215) 659-3100 x 1039.
Mill Creek Park, on Mill Road, Hatboro, is home to the Upper Moreland dog park. The dog park at Mill Creek Park is located between Mill Road and the Turnpike fence only. Dogs are permitted, on leash and under owner control. Once at the dog park, dogs are permitted off leash. There are two separate areas. One is designated for small dogs, 25 lbs and under, and the other is for large dogs, 26 lbs and over. The total area of the two dog parks is just under an acre. The park is open dawn until dusk. Mutt mitt areas are provided for your use; please clean up after your dog.
Click here for dog park rules.
Township ordinance prohibits dogs, on or off leash, at any of our remaining parks.
All athletic fields and courts are able to be reserved by Upper Moreland based groups only. However, fields and courts are available for use when not reserved. Any group wishing to make a reservation must complete a reservation form, provide proof of insurance, and a roster of users. Upper Moreland policy states that only groups consisting of 75% Upper Moreland residents may reserve fields and courts.
UMPR is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The department of Parks and Recreation offices are located at the Upper Moreland Township Building 117 Park Ave, Willow Grove, PA 19090. You may reach us at email@example.com OR (215) 659-3100 x1039.
Most parks are open dawn to dusk with the exception of those with lighted areas for evening play.
A catch and release pond is available for fishing for everyone. If you are 16 and over, you will need a valid PA fishing license. The pond is stocked with pan fish, small mouth bass, catfish, and other assorted fish annually in late May or early June pending weather conditions.
Unfortunately, no. We do; however, offer a spray pole at Masons Mill Park.
The Parks and Recreation Department receives scores of requests for community fund raising events. To assist the process, the Board of Commissioners has approved a Large Group Reservation Policy. Please review the policy prior to contacting the Parks and Recreation Department. For the policy please click here
In order to obtain a copy of a police report, you will need to submit a Right to Know request form. Click Here. There is a $0.25 per page fee for police reports (not including crash reports). Checks should be made out to Upper Moreland Township. If paying in cash, please bring the exact amount as change cannot be made. Credit cards are not accepted.
Crash reports can be obtained online through Carfax. Click Here . There is a $15.00 fee for all crash reports. Payment is made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
The Police Department is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
A traffic citation is a minimum of $129.00, however, the Township only receives 50% of the FINE which is $12.50. The remaining balance are fees assessed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Yes, the police department has a program called "Away Home". If you are going away, please contact the police department or fill out and submit the Away Home form. Away Home form
Yes. Please contact the traffic unit to advise of your concern. We will respond as soon as possible.
Yes, the police department will assist certain people in need of non-criminal fingerprinting. There is a $10.00 fee. If you work or reside in Upper Moreland Township please contact Clerk William Hoffman to make an appointment. Email William Hoffman.
Criminal activity information in Upper Moreland Township is posted on www.crimereports.com.
Upper Moreland Police Benevolent Association
A 95 gallon recycling containers will be provided by the Township and will be distributed to each property currently receiving recycling collection by the Township’s Public Works Department. These new containers will be the only acceptable container to place your recycling materials in for collection and are not to be used for yard waste collection or the disposal of any other items. All recycling materials must be placed in the new container: boxes or other containers may no longer be used to dispose of recycling materials. Boxes must be broken down and placed in the new containers. The containers should be placed at the curb and away from parked cars with the arrows facing the street.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL RECYCLING MATERIALS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF YARD WASTE) MUST BE PLACED IN THE RECYCLING CONTAINER PROVIDED BY THE TOWNSHIP. YOU CAN NO LONGER SET OUT CARDBOARD BOXES OR OTHER CONTAINERS SEPARATELY.
The new recycling containers have been purchased with a $350,000 grant obtained by the Township from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Automated recycling will allow for both a more efficient collection process and one that is safer for the Township’s workforce.
Glass, Can, Plastic and Paper Recycling: Unbroken glass bottles, clean aluminum and tin cans and #’s 1 thru 7 plastics, newspapers, computer paper, brown bags, magazines, junk mail, office paper, phone books, paperboard cartons or boxes (not wax lined), including those from beverages, six packs and those used to hold pizza or other fast food items may be mixed together and placed curbside in the recycling containers that are provided by the Township. NO OTHER CONTAINERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. No trash, cigarettes, or food/drink residue should be in bottles. No plate glass, light bulbs, mirrors, or broken glass is included in recycling (put in regular trash). Cans which contained paint, fuel, aerosol spray, oil or other hazardous materials cannot be collected. EXCLUDED: Styrofoam (includes egg cartons, clamshell containers, plates, cups and meat trays, packing peanuts), plastic films or bags, PVC pipes, CD/DVDs, coffee cup lids, straws, plastic cutlery, plastic 6-pack rings, waxed paper, waxed cardboard, coat hangers.
The Township hopes the transition to automated recycling will be a smooth one and the staff will work with residents to address any questions or concerns you may have during the changeover. Please direct your questions to the Public Works Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-659-4070
If a snow emergency has been declared, it will be posted onthe Township Website: www.uppermoreland.org as well as on Comcast Channel 965and Verizon Channel 41. If a snowemergency is declared, all vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routesuntil the emergency is lifted. Street signs are posted on those roadsdesignated as snow emergency routes. When a snow emergency is declared, it is done with your safety inmind. To make sure emergency vehiclescan reach people in need, snow emergency routes must be cleared of parked cars,and vehicles on the roadways need snow tires or chains. To prevent the need for people to walk in thestreet, sidewalks must be shoveled quickly.
The Township’s Public Works Department is responsible forplowing and salting the roads in Upper Moreland Township. Salting begins on primary highways as soon assnow or freezing rain starts to fall.
Plowing begins after3-4 inches of snow accumulation. Afterprimary routes are clear, plows/salt trucks proceed to dedicated secondaryroutes.
A complete list of the Snow Emergency Routes can be found by clicking here
Under Township Ordinance No. 1569, §290-1, Paragraphs A& B, The owner or tenant of any tract of land upon which is erected anindustrial, commercial or business structure or building which tract of landabuts or borders upon the sidewalk of any public street, avenue or highway inthe Township of Upper Moreland shall remove the snow and ice from such sidewalkor sidewalks bordering said land by clearing a path of minimum width of fourfeet no later than the end of the first full business day after the day duringwhich the snow, sleet or freezing rain has ceased to fall. Where ice or snow isfrozen on the sidewalk or ice forms on the sidewalk from melting snow or anyother source, it shall be removed or covered with sand or salt. For the purposeof this section, a business day shall be the hours from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Monday through Saturday, except holidays. In the removal of snow and icemandated by this section, the owner or tenant shall not place or permit same tobe placed in or upon any adjoining property or private street withoutpermission or any abutting public street, avenue or highway. The property owneror tenant shall be presumed to be responsible for any snow or ice found in theroadway abutting his property
No. Upper Moreland Township Ordinance No. 1569, §290-3states that no person shall plow, dump or deposit any snow or ice being removedfrom any driveway or parking area onto any public street or highway or anypublic sidewalk. The property owner or occupier of the property from which suchsnow or ice is removed and which is plowed, dumped or deposited onto any publicstreet or highway or any public sidewalk shall be presumed to be responsiblefor any snow and ice found to have been plowed, dumped or deposited onto anypublic street or highway or any public sidewalk.
Under Township Ordinance 1569, §290-2, Paragraphs A & B,The owner or tenant of residentially improved land or of vacant land abuttingor bordering upon the sidewalk of any public street, avenue or highway in theTownship of Upper Moreland shall remove all snow and ice from such sidewalk orsidewalks bordering said land within 48 hours after the snow, sleet or freezingrain shall cease to fall. Where ice or snow is frozen on the sidewalk or iceforms on the sidewalk from melting snow or any other source, it shall beremoved or covered with sand or salt. In the removal of snow and ice mandatedby this section, the owner or tenant shall not place or permit same to beplaced in or upon any adjoining property or private street without permissionor any abutting public street, avenue or highway. The property owner or tenantshall be presumed to be responsible for any snow or ice found in the roadwayabutting his property.
The abutting property owner is responsible to clean thehandicapped ramp to make safe passage to the roadway pavement.
For a resident this can be quite annoying, but unfortunatelyit cannot be helped. The snow must, atminimum, be removed from the traveled portion of the road but our plow driversare requested to plow curb to curb where possible. When the Township receives a heavy snowfall,if possible, do not shovel your driveway until after the plow has gone by. If you must shovel do not throw the snow outinto the roadway as it is against Township Code. In addition you may create a hazard foranother vehicle, and if an accident were to occur you might be held liable.
The POTENTIAL for a medical emergency does not warrantpriority treatment. Anyone needing anambulance in a medical emergency should contact 911 where all necessary stepswill be coordinated.
The Township does not clean driveways for two (2) reasons:
1. There are thousandsof driveways in the Township. The taskto complete and the cost to clean all thedriveways each snow event would be insurmountable.
2. Theliability to the Township for damage to the driveway approaches is costprohibitive.
The plows are designed to ride on “guides” (shoes) thatraise the blade approximately 3/8 inch from the surface of the roadway. This is done to prevent damage to both the vehicleand infrastructure from raised manholes, catch basins or water valves. When plowing, our goal is to make residentialstreets passable; not to clear them to the bare pavement. Once the street has been plowed and salted,the interaction of the salt and vehicular traffic is required to melt theremaining snow cover. Streets with lowtraffic volumes will therefore remain snow covered longer.
The Township must remove the snow from the traveled portionof the road. On two-way streets wherethere is only parking on one side, the plow operator cannot push the snow awayfrom the parked cars into on-coming traffic. When heavy snowfalls arepredicted, residents are asked where possible not to park on the roads. This is done to reduce the chance of plowingin parked vehicles, eliminating the chance of damaging vehicles and allowingfor a more efficient plowing operation. If your street permits parking on oneside only, park vehicles on the “even” and “odd” numbered side of the steetdepending on the year. For example, in2017 park cars on the ODD numbered side; and in 2018, park cars on the EVENnumbered side.
No. Piling the snowin the middle of the circle will not get the cul-de-sac removed any quicker andwill lead to icy patches when the snow melts during the day and refreezes astemperatures drop overnight. It will also create a hazardous condition when theTownship plows come through in subsequent storms as the drivers cannot see ifchildren are playing in the snow pile.
Contact the Public Works Department at 215-659-4070.
To avoid having to shovel out your driveway more than once after a storm, follow these tips:
To report potholes on State Roads call Penn Dot Pothole Repair at: 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623).
State Roads are: York Road, Moreland Road, Edgehill Road, Blair Mill Road, Byberry Road, Warminster Road (from Byberry Rd. to York Rd.), Fitzwatertown Road, Davisville Road, Terwood Road, Easton Road, Mill Road, County Line Road.
To report potholes on County Roads call Montgomery County at: 610-292-5022.
County Roads: Horsham Road (from 611 to Continental).
To report potholes or other hazardous conditions on local area roads call the Public Works Department at 215-659-4070.
Please refer to 2018 Leaf Vacuum Schedule.
If you are unsure of your zone, please refer to 2017 Leaf Vacuum Schedule. If you are still unsure, contact the Public Works Department at 215-659-4070.
Only leaves can be raked to the curb. All other yard waste should be put in biodegradable bags, or sticks and branches should be tied and put to the curb for Monday's yard waste pick up.
The Public Works Department makes three passes in each Zone. For a complete list please see 2017 Leaf Vacuum Schedule.
Please rake your leaves to the curb. Do not rake leaves into the street.
Yes, the Public Works Department picks up bagged yard waste all year round.
Public Works will make every effort to pick up leaves within reach but will not go near the car. Whenever possible, please be sure cars are removed from the vicinity of the piles until your street has been vacuumed.
Put them in biodegradable bags and put them out for Monday's yard waste pick up.
No, changes to the yard waste schedule are due to holiday scheduling and do not affect the leaf vacuum schedule.
The Public Works Department continues to pick up yard waste in biodegradable bags all year round.
Brown, biodegradable yard waste bags can be purchased at most stores.
No, only brown biodegradable bags are permitted.
Other than a sofa bed, these items can go out with your regular trash. A sofa bed does require a permit. Permits can be obtained from the Receptionist at the Township Building (117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The cost for a permit for a sofa bed is $30.00. The mattress for the sofa bed can be put in your regular trash.
Once dried up, latex (water based paint) can be put out with your regular trash. You can use kitty litter, sand or a product called paint dry. The cans can then be place out alongside your trash cans with the lids off.
Trash containers that are no larger than a 50 gallon capacity with removable lids are purchased by the homeowner. Trash cans can be purchased from any home improvement/hardware store. The Township will provide to each property, a 95 gallon recycling container. This recycling container is the only acceptable container for recycling.
Trash cans can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes or your local hardware or retail stores. Trash cans may not be more than 50 lbs. and no larger than a 50 gallon capacity. Containers must have removable lids.
To report a street light that is not working, call the Public Works Department at 215-659-4070.
The Upper Moreland-Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority provides sewer service to Upper Moreland Township. They can be reached at 215-659-3975.
AQUA provides water service to Upper Moreland Township. They can be reached at 1-877-987-2782.
Montgomery County holds several residential events for disposing of hazardous waste throughout the year. For more information please go to Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Events.
Electronics such as televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers, VCR's, DVD players, stereos or anything of that nature require a permit. Permits can be obtained from the Receptionist at the Township Building. Once a permit is obtained, these items can be put to the curb on your regular trash day.
Single-stream recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the depositor. In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility (MRF). The single-stream option replaces the dual-stream option, which is where people separate certain recyclable materials and place them in separate containers for collection.
Yes, with the new automated recycling ALL recycling (glass, cans, plastic, paper and cardboard) must be in the 95 gallon container that is provided by the Township.
No. You will still need to purchase a permit for E-Waste items and Bulk items.
The Administration Building located at 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090 is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. However, department hours will vary. Please visit their website page for their hours of operation.
The Township Building is closed in recognition of the following holidays:
Some holidays may fall on a weekend day, therefore the Township will observe the holiday either the Friday before (if the holiday lands on Saturday) or the Monday after (if the holiday lands on a Sunday).
There are seven Commissioners in Upper Moreland Township. To find your Commissioner, you may contact the Township Manager's office at 215-659-3100 or view the Ward Map and find your street. The seven Wards are separated by the red lines and numbers. The Board of Commissioner's page on our website lists all the Commissioners, their respective Wards and their e-mail address.
The Board of Commissioners and Committees meet on Mondays. For more information, please see the Board of Commissioners Calendar
You can view an agenda for a public meeting on our website by visiting the Agenda & Minutes Center.
You can view all approved minutes on our website by visiting the Agenda & Minutes Center.
The Board of Commissioners welcomes resumes and letters of interest from residents who wish to serve as a volunteer member of Township committees, authorities and commissions. If you would like to serve on one of these committees, please send a letter to the attention of the Township Manager, David Dodies, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090.
Our Polling places are located on our website under Township Information, Polling Places. Or click here to view.
The Township Code can be viewed be visiting the lower section of our home page. You can click on the "Online Code" icon or click here.
If you are interested in reserving the Community Room at the Library, there are a guidelines. These guidelines are as follows:
You can check the Community Room by viewing the Library Calendar to make certain that other events are not scheduled.
To request public information, please complete the Right to Know Request form. If the information you are seeking is related to a police report, you must complete a Police Right to Know Request form.