Zoning Hearing Board

Meetings are held at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers on the 4th Tuesday of every month at Municipal Hall. The full 2023 meeting schedule is here: https://norristown.org/DocumentCenter/View/5465/ZHB-Schedule-2023 (Note: meetings have moved to the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit at 2 W. Lafayette St. due to Municipal Hall renovations.)

July 25, 2023 ZHB Meeting

July 25 Agenda

Anyone wishing to sign up for a public comment is asked to email the Chairman of the Zoning Hearing Board prior to the start of the meeting at: NorristownZHB@gmail.com. Please include your name, address, and phone number in the email.


The Zoning Hearing Board consists of five residents appointed by the Municipal Council to serve five-year overlapping terms to render adjudications in the following matters:

  • Appeals from a determination by a township engineer or the Zoning Officer with reference to the administration of any flood plain or flood hazard ordinance or such provisions within a land use ordinance.
  • Appeals from the determination of the Zoning Officer or township engineer in the administration of any land use ordinance or provisions thereof with reference to sedimentation and erosion control and storm water management.
  • Appeals from the determination of the Zoning Officer, including, but not limited to, the granting or denial of any permit or failure to act on the application therefore, the issuance of any cease and desist order or the registration or refusal to register any nonconforming use, structure or lot.
  • Applications for special exceptions under the zoning ordinance or flood plain or flood hazard ordinance or such provisions within a land use ordinance.
  • Applications for variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance and flood hazard ordinance or such provisions within a land use ordinance.
  • Substantive challenges to the validity of any land use ordinance.

Membership Requirements

The length of the membership for the Zoning Hearing Board is a five-year term. Members must be residents of Norristown.

General Code

A formal description of the committee is detailed in Chapter 320, Article XXX, of the Norristown General Code.


Legal notices and public notices from previous Zoning Hearing Board meetings can be found here.

Map of Properties Under Review


First, find the pin that is located at the property you are interested in. This can be done by simply zooming into the property itself, or if you do not know where the property is located you can type the address in the search bar next to the "Meeting Map" title. After you find the pins for the property you are interested in, click on any of them to display information such as Property Address, Meeting Date/Time, Site Plans, and more. Each category (Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission and Design Review Board) will have different information pertaining to the property.