The Department of Community Development is charged with overseeing development of the Municipality through its land use regulations. The Department is responsible for:
- Enforcement of the Municipal Zoning Ordinance
- Administration of the Municipal Subdivision Ordinance
- Reviews of subdivision and site plan applications
- Development and Implementation of the Municipal Comprehensive Plan
The Department is headed by the Director of Community Development and Zoning Officer, who shall coordinate with the Departments of Engineering, Public Works, Fire, Building and other municipal departments.
- Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance 1443) (PDF)
- Zoning Use Table (PDF)
- Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (PDF)
- Digital Zoning Map (PDF)
- (Updated January 4, 2018) This Digital Map is a graphical representation of the official zoning map for reference purposes only and is not an official zoning map. Final determination of zoning classification is subject to the Municipal Zoning Officer VIA Zoning Certification Letter.
- Standard for Construction Ordinance (Ordinance 2530) (PDF)
- Street and Traffic Standards Ordinance (Ordinance 2527) (PDF)
- Stormwater Management Ordinance (Ordinance 2700) (PDF)
- Stormwater Release Rate District Map (PDF)
- Land Disturbance Ordinance (Ordinance 2651)) (PDF)
- 2022 Fee Ordinance (Ordinance 2754) (PDF)
Applications & Forms
Applications must be submitted to the Community Development Department counter, located on the Second Floor of the Monroeville Municipal Center, 2700 Monroeville Boulevard, between 8 am and 4 pm.
- Zoning Permit Application (PDF)
- Sign Permit Application (PDF)
- Fence Permit Form (PDF)
- Land Disturbance Application (PDF)
All applications require a plot plan or survey. If a survey is not available please use a copy of the map located on the go to the Allegheny County Real Estate Portal.
Any applicant for the Planning Commission or Zoning Hearing Board must submit a complete application before the deadline(s) listed below to be placed on the agenda.
- Planning Commission Application Deadline Schedule (PDF)
- Zoning Hearing Board Application Deadline Schedule (PDF)
- Planning Commission Application (PDF)
- Zoning Hearing Board Application (PDF)
- Associated Fees (PDF)
- Petition to Amend Zoning Ordinance (PDF)
- Land Development Modification Application (PDF)
- Site Plan Review Checklist (PDF)
Comprehensive Plans & Projects
A Strategic Action Plan for the Future
Monroeville Council adopted the Municipal Comprehensive Plan on January 10, 2006. The comprehensive plan provides a strategic direction for the Municipality's future land use patterns and serves as a blueprint for implementation of policies related to development. The document can be accessed below:
The Municipality retained Urban Design Associates to study the Business Route 22 corridor and to recommend improvements to its structure and appearance. A vision for the corridor was developed through a community-oriented public design process. Recommendations from this process were incorporated into the Municipality's Comprehensive Plan.
The purpose of the Monroeville Active Transportation plan is to create ways for residents to get where they need and want to go – safely, conveniently and comfortably – without the use of a motor vehicle.
This plan builds upon the implementation strategies in the “Churchill-Monroeville-Wilkins Multimunicipal Playbook,” the communities’ 2018 Implementable Comprehensive Plan, and those addressed in “Active Allegheny,” the County’s first active transportation plan.
Churchill, Monroeville and Wilkins, three eastern suburbs in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area
have been popular bedroom communities with much to offer.
Great things are happening in these communities, and residents are proud of their municipalities.
As part of this planning process, Guiding Principles were developed to prepare for any upcoming challenges.