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New Hope Borough Code of Ordinances

On June 13, 2007 Borough Council adopted a new Code of Ordinances, consolidating all Borough ordinances adopted through December 31, 2006, with the exception of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO). The SALDO is scheduled for updating in 2013 and will be added to the Code in 2014.

The Code of Ordinances was updated by Supplement #9, dated March 1, 2013, and Supplement #10, dated May 1, 2013, and incorporates all ordinances adopted by Council through December 31, 2012.

Ordinances adopted after December 31, 2012, which are not included in the Code of Ordinances, are listed below. These ordinances will be added to the Code of Ordinances at the time of the next update in early 2014.

Ordinance No. 2013-01, adopted August 20, 2013, authorizes the issuance of a promissory note to the County of Bucks to fund the purchase of emergency services radio equipment for the New Hope Police Department.


Ordinance No. 2013-02, establishes the real estate tax levy for 2014.


Ordinance No. 2014-01, establishes a Riverfront Cultural Overlay Zoning District.


Ordinance No. 2014-02, establishes a life partnership registry.


Ordinance No. 2014-03, amends the realty transfer tax regulations.

Paper copies of the SALDO, as well as ordinances adopted after December 31, 2012, are available at 123 New Street. In addition, copies of ordinances adopted after December 31, 2012 are available at the Code of Ordinances web site under "Legislation not yet codified."

You may access Borough ordinances, including the Zoning Ordinance, at the Code of Ordinances web site. The Code web site provides a search function that enables you to find specific sections of the Code and an expandable Table of Contents that allows you to browse the Code for the information that you seek.

You can also search the Code of Ordinances from the convenience of your mobile device. Download eCode Search from the General Code web site here.

Zoning and Historic District Map

On November 15, 2006 New Hope Borough Council adopted Ordinance 2006-14, approving a comprehensive amendment to the Borough Zoning Ordinance and map.

Copies of the new Zoning Ordinance and map are available for purchase at 123 New Street at a cost of $40.00. The text of the Zoning Ordinance is available on-line as part of the Code of Ordinances.

The new zoning map, which also shows Historic District properties throughout the Borough, is available on-line. Click here for a copy of the zoning map.

Click on the map to see a larger version

Zoning Map

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