On April 4, 2016, Mount Joy Borough adopted a new Zoning Ordinance which included new historic preservation requirements.  The purpose of this Section 270-117 is:

1.Provide a mechanism to discourage thoughtless and unnecessary destruction of valuable historic resources.

2.Provide a mechanism that allows interested parties an opportunity to encourage a property owner to consider alternatives to demolition, such as to another person, movement of the building or rehabilitation.

3.Provide opportunities for historic resources to be documented before they may be demolished.

4.Seek that historic features may be salvaged before demolition.

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Forms and Information

Suggested Guidelines for Documenting Historic Buildings.

Mount Joy Borough Historic Resource Registry (Appendix 1)

Demolition Guidelines

Zoning and Construction Permit Application

Conditional Use Application

Historic Resource Request Form