The Township of Newtown has, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the Township, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the Township. The recording of local law is an aspect of municipal history and as the community develops and changes, review and revision of old laws and consideration of new laws, in light of current trends, must keep pace. The orderly collection of these records is an important step in this ever-continuing process. Legislation must be more than mere chronological enactments reposing in the pages of old records. It must be available and logically arranged for convenient use and must be kept up-to-date. It was with thoughts such as these in mind that the Board of Supervisors ordered the following codification of the Township’s legislation.
The various chapters of the Code contain all currently effective legislation of a general and permanent nature enacted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Newtown including revisions or amendments to existing legislation deemed necessary by the Board of Supervisors in the course of the codification. As the formal printed and electronic versions require updating each time new revisions and ordinances are passed, below the link to the searchable version of the Newtown Township General Code can be found all additional revisions to the code, listed individually and chronologically, which have the full force of the Code but have not yet been physically edited into the main code document.
Ordinances / Revisions enacted after the most recent printing:
- Ordinance 2016-11: Grease Trap
- Ordinance 2016-12: Parking restrictions
- Ordinance 2017-01: Steep Slopes