Township Ordinances

Available for Online Viewing

The following online version of the "Bethel Township Code" is not the official version. The only official version is available through the township's office. Individuals, who require to view the Code and its accompanying Ordinances should contact the township, 

Code of Ordinances

In Pennsylvania, most cities and towns create laws or legislation through use of the ordinance system. An ordinance is a permanent rule of action established by law or statute and, is used to designate the enactments of the local legislative body. For example, items such as: establishment of government, zoning, use of roads, trash collection, sewer and waste, etc. may be governed by local law.

On August, 9, 2011, the Board of Supervisors took the historic step to codify all current legislation by adopting The Bethel Code (PDF), also known as Ordinance No. 198. This is the process whereby all laws are collected and arranged into a "code" which is scientifically ordered, arranged and promulgated by the legislative body.

Currently, all ordinances through No. 214 have been codified. Periodically, new legislation, not yet codified, will be added to the Code. Until then, the ordinances will be readily viewable as stand alone documents.

To view the laws that govern bethel township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, please follow the link to the "Bethel Code." Link to: BETHEL CODE. Since the Zoning Ordinance, [No. 182], is quite voluminous and contains valuable information, it shall remain here as a stand alone document.

Zoning Ordinance (PDF) and Zoning Ordinance Appendix A (PDF) 

Contact Us 

For more information or assistance, please contact:
Bethel Township
1092 Bethel Road
Garnet Valley, PA 19060

Phone: 610-459-1529

General Information
Township Engineer
Matt Houtmann
Code Secretary
Dolores Ciesielka
Code Official
Justin Basht
1092 Bethel Road
Garnet Valley,

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm