The Community Development Department is working on a parking plan for the downtown and several neighborhoods. Learn more here: ReadingPA.gov/parkingstudy

The City of Reading is working on a new comprehensive plan to create a unified vision for the development and redevelopment of the Downtown. Share your thoughts with us here: Downtown Reading Strategic Master Plan

This office is responsible for interpreting and enforcing the Zoning Ordinance. This office reviews permit applications, conducts research to verify the zoning status of a given property, and responds to zoning-related complaints.

To view the zoning classification of a particular area please view the zoning map.

Click here to access the Zoning Permit Application Form

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Remember, Zoning Permits are required before starting any of the following activities:

  • Erection, construction, movement, placement or expansion of a structure, building or sign
  • Change of the type of use or expansion of the use of a structure or area of land.
  • Creation of a new use.
  • Demolition of a building.
  • Establishment of mineral extraction or an outdoor business storage area.
  • Construction or expansion of a vehicle parking area.
  • Increase the number of dwelling units or boarding house units.

Contact: Zoning Office
Phone: 610-655-6326
Email: zoning@readingpa.gov