8 Responses to Ordinances

  1. Sharon Thompson says:

    Looking into the ordinance for dog license
    in Riegelsville.

  2. admin says:

    Dog Licenses regulations are run by the County you live in.
    Riegelsville Borough is in Bucks County.
    Website is

  3. Samantha says:

    What are rules/regulations for owning chickens in Riegelsville?

  4. admin says:

    Good morning Samantha,
    Riegelsville Borough does have an ordinance referencing Chickens:
    Below is from Zoning Ordinance #222, here is the info:

    Section 303 Use Regulations
    A. Agricultural Uses

    A1 General Farming

    The production of agricultural, horticultural, arboriculture, viticultural and dairy products; the keeping of livestock, poultry, and the products thereof; the raising of fur bearing animals and the products thereof; the products of poultry and bee raising. All buildings (barns, sheds, silos, etc.) associated with this use.

    Minimum lot area: three (3) acres.
    Any building or structure used for the keeping or raising of bees, livestock, horses or poultry shall be situated not less than one hundred (100) feet from any street line or property line.
    Silos shall be situated not less than one and one-quarter (1.25) times the height of the silo from any street line or property line.
    Any building or structure, other than noted in b. and c. above, shall meet the lot width, yard and setback requirements for Use B1 Detached Dwelling for the applicable zoning district.
    Maximum impervious surface ratio: three (3) percent.
    Riding academies, livery or boarding stables and commercial dog kennels are not included under this use.
    Retail sales shall meet the requirements of Use A5 Agricultural Retail.
    For the keeping of bees, adequate shade and water shall be provided in the immediate vicinity of the hives.
    The keeping or raising of livestock and poultry on parcels of land less than ten (10) acres in area shall be limited to the keeping and raising of two (2) head of livestock or twenty (20) fowl per one (1) acre.
    Feedlots, pens and confinement areas shall not be situated less than thirty (30) feet from any stream or swale.
    No area for the storage or processing of manure, garbage, or spent mushroom compost or structures for the cultivation of mushrooms shall be situated less than two hundred (200) feet from any street or property line.
    All applicable regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection shall be met.

  5. Justin says:

    Is there a permit needed for a monitored alarm system?

  6. admin says:

    Good afternoon Justin,
    Please email the Zoning Officer/Jim Kopchak
    so he can answer your question.


  7. Kayden Bulk says:

    Hi i’m looking the ordinance for commercial shooting range (open for public)
    in Riegelsville

  8. admin says:

    The Zoning office sent you an email in reference to this question.

    Borough Secretary

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