Agricultural Land Protection Plan (PDF)
This component of the County Comprehensive Plan will analyze designated rural areas in townships with regard to existing and proposed development, large farm parcels, soil quality, lands adjacent to preserved farms, and use of agricultural protection tools.
Building Permit Reports
Building permit data is compiled on a yearly basis for permits covering newly constructed buildings. Reports are formatted to show data by year, type of building, type of residential building and/or municipality. Building permit data shown on this site may not be comprehensive. The majority of municipalities submit building permit data for county reports, however, municipalities are not required to submit this data to the county and therefore the reports may not reflect information for the county as a whole.
Integrated Water Resources Flowchart
This tool provides a web-enabled approach to working through the Integrated Water Resources flowchart. This can be used with any projects to show what water-related issues may be dealt with through the process.
Municipal Plan Status (PDF)
View the status of ordinances and planning documents by municipality.
Open Space & Greenways Plan (PDF)
The plan provides a “greenprint” for developing a statewide network of greenways to be enjoyed by current and future generations. Reacting to the state, the York County Open Space and Greenways Plan examines the way in which the County can create greenways and protect open space and natural resources.
Plan Review Process Flowchart (PDF)
This flowchart gives an overview of the subdivision and land development plan review process in York County.
Planning & Implementation Tools (PDF)
This report has been compiled by the staff of the York County Planning Commission to advise local governments of a variety of existing tools available to plan for and manage growth within their communities.
Protecting York County’s Rural Environment (PDF)
The York County Planning Commission became involved with the problem of declining agricultural land in 1975 following a particularly heavy growth spurt in the County during the early 1970's. The staff researched the problem as the basis for a publication entitled Agricultural Land Preservation, A topical Study for York County, which was published in June of 1975. Findings indicated that the main threat to farmland in the County was, and still is, not weather related or soil quality depletion, but rather the subdivision of working farms into smaller tracts for the purpose of creating residential developments.
Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance (PDF)
An Ordinance establishing rules, Ordinance and standards governing the subdivision and development of land within the County of York, Pennsylvania, pursuant to the authority granted in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247) as enacted and amended, setting forth the procedures to be followed by the York County Planning Commission applying and administering these rules, Ordinance and standards and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
Subdivision Activity Reports
View the York County Planning Commission that creates yearly reports of subdivision and land development activity.
YES 2040 (PDF)
The purpose of the YES 2040 Study is to examine existing and alternative growth pattern impacts and use that information to guide planning, policy and investment decisions in the future.