Fee Schedule

► Administrative

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments


Returned Checks $25.00 Plus Financial Institution Fee
Open Records Policy
Copies of Documents $0.25 Per Page
Copies of Plans and specialty documents Cost of reproduction Plus 10% administrative fee
Fire Origin & Cause Reports $100.00  
Zoning Ordinance and Map $35.00  
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance $35.00  
Comprehensive Plan $35.00
Open Space Plan $35.00
Stormwater Ordinance $35.00
Act 167 Ordinance $35.00
Maps (Zoning, Open Space) $35.00  
Specifications & Design Standards (Concrete, Etc) $20.00  
Permit Extension Act Fee Residential $100.00  Non-Residential $500.00
Re-Inspection Fee $100.00 Will be charge when there is:
1. No show to appointment or;
2. More than two (2) inspections per item
3. Inspector notes safety violations during UCC Inspection

Any work requiring a permit started before permit is issued will be subject to permit fee being DOUBLED.

► Subdivision and Land Development

(Each plan, sketch, preliminary or final constitutes a separate application)

Residential Land Development/Subdivision

Sketch Plan (Not Required) Application Fee  Escrow
1 or 2 Lots $250.00 $2,500.00
3 or More Lots $250.00 $6,000.00
Preliminary Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 or 2 Lots $1,500.00 $4,500.00
3 or More Lots $2,500 + $100/lot $10,000 + $100/ lot
Final Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 2 Lots $1,500.00 $4,500.00
3 or More Lots $2,500 +$100/lot $10,000 + $100/lot
* For applicants who are requesting preliminary/final land development/subdivision, the applicant must pay the application fee for both the preliminary plan and the final plan. 

Non-Residential Land Development Fees

Sketch Plan (Not Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 5,000 Square Feet $1,500.00 $8,000.00
5,001 to 10,000 Square Feet $1,750.00 $8,000.00
10,001 to 50,000 Square Feet $2,000.00 $8,000.00
> 50,001 Square Feet $2,250.00 $8,000.00
Preliminary Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 5,000 Square Feet $2,200.00 $10,000.00
5,001 to 10,000 Square Feet $2,600.00 $15,000.00
10,001 to 50,000 Square Feet $3,200.00 $17,000.00
> 50,001 Square Feet $5,600.00 $20,000.00
Final Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 5,000 Square Feet $2,200.00 $10,000.00
5,001 to 10,000 Square Feet $2,600.00 $15,000.00
10,001 to 50,000 Square Feet $3,200.00 $17,000.00
> 50,001 Square Feet $5,600.00 $20,000.00
* For applicants who are requesting preliminary/final land development/subdivision, the applicant must pay the application fee for both the preliminary plan and the final plan. 
Lot Line Change/Land Development Waiver Application Fee Escrow
Residential $800.00 $4,500.00
Non-Residential $1000.00 $4,500.00

Consultants and Construction Inspections - Note: Warminster Township may call upon the services of consultants for legal and engineering purpose or other consultants as it may deem necessary incidental to the examination of a subdivision or land development plan and/or inspections of the project. The applicant shall bear the costs in connection with these reviews plus a five (5) percent administrative charge to be added to all consultant fees. These costs to be deducted from escrow account. Any unused portion of the escrow account shall be returned to the applicant. A balance of the escrow amount must be paid at each stage of plan approval to bring escrow amount up to the required amount on this schedule. This additional escrow amount shall be paid when requested before further review of the proposed development or issuance of building permits, Certificate of Occupancy or Use & Occupancy. Note: An approved plan may require an additional escrow account to be established as determined and set forth in an improvement contract.


► Zoning

Zoning Hearing Board Applications
Residential Applications Application Fee
Residential (Single Lot) $600.00
Residential with 2 or More Lots $1,800.00                          
Substantive Challenge (Residential) $12,000.00 
Non-Residential Applications Application Fee           
Non-Residential $1,800.00                           
Substantive Challenge (Non-Res) $12,000.00                     
Board of Supervisors Applications
Application Fee             Escrow
Conditional Use Application $2,000.00                            $5,000.00
Zoning Amendment $3,500.00                            $5,000.00
Amendments of the Zoning Map $3,500.00                            $5,000.00
Curative Amendments/Challenge to Validity of an Ordinance $5,000.00                            $12,000.00
Inter-Municipal Liquor License Transfer and/or Economic Development Liquor License $1,000.00                             $2,500.00
*Escrow Funds will be utilized to pay costs associated with advertising, mailing, stenographic services, and other costs incurred by Warminster Township or by the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board in connection with the application. These services may include: paid administrative staff, engineering, and any other consultant necessary, at the opinion of Warminster Township or the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board, to properly examine the proposed application. The applicant shall at all times be responsible or the cost and expenses of any proceeding. In the event the costs exceed the total escrowed funds, the applicant shall reimburse the township for actual expenses incurred. In the event the costs are less than the total escrowed funds. The balance will be refunded to the applicant.
Written Zoning Opinions/Zoning Certifications Fee: $125.00
Zoning Permits for Residential Construction
Permit Fee
New Dwelling Unit $125.00/each
Additions to Existing Dwelling Unit $100.00
Accessory Buildings/Structures $100.00*
Fences $100.00
Impervious Surface (Residential) $75.00
**Accessory Buildings/Structures includes storage sheds, detached garages, uncovered decks and patios, retaining walls, barns, silos, swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. Patios that utilize interlocking pavers and do not require the placement of a foundation and/or frost wall and sheds, pole barns and temporary buildings one thousand square feet (1000 sf) or less shall require a Zoning Permit only.
Zoning Permits for Construction within all Other Use Groups
Permit Fee
New Construction $250.00 per Bldg/Unit/Tenant
Additions to Existing Structure $150.00
Accessory Buildings/Structures $150.00*
Fences $100.00
Impervious Surface $150.00

*Accessory Buildings/Structures includes storage sheds, detached garages, uncovered decks and patios, retaining walls, barns, silos, etc. Zoning Permit Fee does not include all applicable Land Development and Building Permit Fees.

Home Occupation Registration $75.00
Occupant shall register each year with the Township. Written approval from property owner shall accompany Registration Application, if occupant is not owner of property.
Earth Disturbance Permit
Residential- 1,000 to 2,000 SF of Disturbance Fee: $150.00                Escrow: $600.00
Residential- Over 2,000 SF of Disturbance Fee: $200.00                Escrow: $1000.00
Non-Residential Fee: $250.00                Escrow: $1,500.00
Flood Plain Permit*
Residential/Non-Residential $100.00
*This permit is required before any construction or development is undertaken within any identified floodplain area of Warminster Township. Permit is not required for minor repairs to existing buildings or structures.

Permit Fee
Portable Outside Storage Unit-Non-Residential $100.00/Unit
Temporary Trailer $200.00
Transient and Temporary Retail Business
At A Fixed Location $200.00
Mobile (Not Door to Door) $250.00
Temporary Structures & Tents $150.00
Circus, Carnivals, and Fairs $100.00
Amusement Device Tax $250.00/Device Annually

► Sign Fees

Sign Permits Fee
Thirty-Two (32) square feet or less  $100.00
Over Thirty-Two (32) square feet $200.00
Billboard Signs $350.00
Temporary Signs (30 day maximum)  $100.00
Temporary Yard Signs (Max 4 SF) $50.00/100 signs
Temporary signs associated with Political Organizations, Civic and/or Social Organizations and/or any approved fundraising efforts shall have a maximum size of 24 square feet. Temporary signs associated with the sale of Agricultural and/or Horticultural products placed on the premises of the grower shall have a maximum size of 12 square feet and when placed off the premises of the grower shall have a maximum size of 4 square feet. 

► Sewer, Septic, and Wells

Well Permits
Class I- Potable Residential $50.00 plus $250.00 for Certification Review
(Certification Review Fee applies when Escrow Agreement is not in place)
Class IA - Non-Potable Farm $50.00 plus $250.00 for Certification Review (Certification Review Fee applies when Escrow Agreement is not in place)
Class II - Non-Residential $250.00 plus $250.00 for Certification Review
(Certification Review Fee applies when Escrow Agreement is not in place)
Monitoring Well $500.00
Test Wells Associated  $1,000.00
Observation Wells $250.00
Geothermal Wells $50.00/well
All Other Wells $2,500.00

Fee Escrow
Sewage Facility Holding Tank Maintenance Agreement $250.00 $1,500.00
On-Lot Sewage Disposal System $500.00 $4,500.00

► Road Occupancy and Street Opening Permits

Road Openings
Road openings, repairs, and excavations in any Township highway, roadway, entire legal right-of way, public ally, or any other public place located and maintained by the Township and established for the use of vehicles.
Up to 100 Linear Feet $250.00
Each Linear Foot in excess of 100 LF (along the cut length) $1.00/Foot
Installation of New Driveway $100.00
Concrete: Sidewalks/Curbs/Aprons $100/Minimum
$10 per $1,000 if over $1,000

► Use and Occupancy Certificate

Use and Occupancy Certificates (New Construction and Re-Sale)
Residential  $100.00/Unit
Non-Residential $250.00/Unit
Annual Housing License  $100.00/Unit

► Building Permit Application Fees

New Construction, Additions, Alterations
Residential 2 percent of construction costs. Minimum of $100.00
Non-Residential 3 percent of construction costs. Minimum of $100.00


Demolition permits require Certification of Extermination completed by certified exterminator and certification all utilities have been shut off.

Residential /Non-Residential (with Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) $300.00
Residential/Non-Residential  (Without Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) $100.00
Accessory Structure (Not Associated with Agricultural Use)
Uncovered Decks and Patios $100.00 + Zoning Permit Fee
*Individual applications for covered decks and covered patios shall be classified as an addition. Patios that utilize interlocking pavers and do not require the placement of a foundation and/or frost wall shall require a Zoning Permit only.
Sheds, Detached Garages, Pole Barns, and Temporary Buildings OVER 144SF $100.00 + Zoning Permit Fee
Sheds, Detached Garages, Pole Barns, and Temporary Buildings UNDER 144SF Zoning Permit Only
Accessory Structures Associated with Approved Agricultural Uses $200.00
Swimming Pool Permits
Permit Cost includes all fees associated with pool, fencing, electrical, mechanical, engineering, plan review, and zoning
Spas and Hot Tubs $300.00
Above Ground Pools (Water Depth in Excess of 24") $450.00
In Ground Pool $1,500.00
Inflatable Pool (Water Depth in Excess of 24") $75.00
Compliance Escrow For Above Ground/In Ground Pools $500.00
Compliance Escrow for Inflatable Pools $25.00
Masonary Fireplaces $50.00
Pre-Manufactured Fireplace Inserts/Wood Stoves, Room Heaters $50.00
Elevators (Certificate of Approval from PA Dept of Labor and Industry Required) $100.00
Manufactured Housing Unit Installation
Residential New Installation $250.00
Residential Installation on Existing Pad $100.00
Solar Panels
Residential/Non-Residential* $100.00
*Plus associated electrical costs under Part 7
Generators* $50.00
*Plus associated electrical costs under Part 7
Tank Installation and Removals
Initial Fee $150.00
$15.00 per $1,000 if over $10,000
UCC Appeals Board Hearing Application $200.00
UCC Fee $4.50
Accessibility Review (If Required) $100.00
Plan Review $65.00/Hour

► Mechanical Permit Application Fees

Replacement of Existing Equipment (In Kind)
Residential- Existing Heater/Flue $50.00
Residential- Existing Air Conditioning Unit/Condenser $50.00
Non-Residential-Existing Heater/Flue/Air Conditioning Unit $100.00/Unit or Zone
New Construction and Additions
Residential- HVAC Installation $300.00/Unit or Zone
Non-Residential- HVAC Installation $500.00/ Unit or Zone
Alterations to Existing HVAC Systems
Residential $100.00
Non-Residential $200.00
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System $200.00
Units utilizing an existing chimney and/or vent pipe to have the existing chimney and/or vent certified by a qualified professional specializing in certification of chimneys and vents with written evaluation provided to the Township.
Outside Wood burning Furnace $200.00
Geothermal Heating Systems
Residential $100.00
Non-Residential $300.00
Ventilation Fans for Non-Residential Installations
1 to 10,000 CFM $15.00
>10,000 CFM $25.00
Boilers Installed within Non-Residential Installations
0 to 75,000 BTU $25.00
75,001 to 150,000 BTU $40.00
150,001 to 500,000 BTU $75.00
500,001 to 1,000,000 BTU $125.00
>1,000.001 BTU $125.00 plus $10 each additional 1,000,000 BTU
Exhaust Systems
High Hazard Use Non-Residential Groups $500.00/system
All Other Non-Residential Use Groups $200.00
Commercial Paint/Spray Booth $500.00
UCC Fee $4.50
*Applicable to stand alone applications not associated with a building permit

► Plumbing Permit Application Fees

New Construction
Residential $100.00 for first 5 fixtures
$15.00 Each additional fixture
$100.00 minimum
Non-Residential $125.00 for first 5 fixtures
$15.00 Each additional fixture
$125.00 minimum
Additions and Alterations
Residential $100.00 for first 5 fixtures
$10.00 Each additional fixture
$100.00 minimum
Non-Residential $125.00 for first 5 fixtures
$15.00 Each additional fixture
$100.00 minimum
Hot Water Generator/Domestic Water Heater or Coil (New or Replacement)
Residential $50.00/unit
Non-Residential $75.00/unit

Lawn Sprinkler System to Potable Water Tie In (including back flow preventer)  *Connections to potable water system may only be performed by a registered master plumber. 

Residential $50.00
Non-Residential $75.00
Water Service Lateral (New or Replacement)                                                                       *Connection to the potable water system may only be performed by a master plumber. 
Residential $50.00/connection
Non-Residential $75.00/connection
Sanitary Sewer Lateral (New or Replacement Connection to Public Sewer         *Connections to the sanitary sewer system may only be performed by a registered master plumber.  Warminster Municipal Authority to inspect and approve connection into the public system.  
Residential $50.00/connection
Non-Residential $75.00/connection
Fire Suppression System to Potable Water Tie-In                                                                                   *Connection to the potable water system may only be performed by a master plumber. 
Residential $20.00/connection
Non-Residential $50.00/connection
Circular Pumps and Sump Pumps (All Groups)
Under 2 H.P $20.00
2 H.P. to 6 H.P. $30.00
6 H.P. and Greater $60.00
UCC Fee                                                                       *Applicable to stand alone application not associated with a building permit $4.50

► Electrical Permit Application Fees

New Residential Entire Dwelling
(Fees include Rough, Wire, Service, and Final Inspections)
Single Family Residential Home $700.00
Residential Townhouse $500.00
Renovations to Existing Dwelling
(Kitchen, Basement, Bathroom, Additions, etc)
All Residential Dwellings $250.00
Any Service Upgrade or New Subpanel as part of a renovation $50.00
Swimming Pools (Includes 3 Inspections) $350.00
Temporary Services    
30 thru 200 Amps $100.00
201 thru 400 Amps $150.00
401 and Over Amps $300.00
Residential Generators $250.00
Residential Services 
200 Amp Service Upgrade $150.00
Up to 400 Amp Service  $200.00
Over 400 Amp Service $250.00
Electric Signs
Single Unit $45.00
Each Additional Unit $12.00
Parking Lot Poles
First Five Fixtures $60.00
Each Additional Fixture $14.00
Signaling Systems, Fire Alarms, Security Systems
System Inspection including 25 Devices $85.00
Each Additional 25 Devices or portion thereof $12.00
Electrical Signs
Single Unit $45.00
Each Additional Unit $12.00
Parking Lot Poles
First Five Fixtures $60.00
Each Additional Fixture $14.00
Signaling Systems, Fire Alarms, Security Systems
System Inspection including 25 Devices $85.00
Each Additional 25 Devices or portion thereof $12.00
Modular and Manufactured Homes
Service, Connection, 200 Amps and under $90.00
Service, feeder, disconnect, and receptacles $90.00
Solar Panel Modules $10.00/each
Electrical Inspections for Non-Residential
*The following is based on the total cost of the electrical portion of the construction project including tele/data and security wiring.
Up To $20,000 $400.00
$20,001 and above 2 percent of total cost with a minimum of $400.00
UCC Fee                                                                                             *Applicable to stand alone applications not associated with a building permit.  $4.50

► Fire Protection Permit Fees

Fire Suppression System
Residential $155.00 per dwelling unit
Non-Residential $200.00 plus $1.50 per sprinkler head
Standpipes Associated with a Suppression System $30.00/floor
Standpipes Not Associated with a Suppression System $60.00/floor
Outside Plan Review
In addition to the above referenced per head costs if, in the opinion of the township, the application requires additional review by an outside agency the applicant shall pay the Township for the actual costs of the Plan Review for the system proposed, plus a ten percent (10%) administrative fee.
Fire/Smoke Alarm/Detection System
Residential $100.00/Dwelling Unit
Non-Residential $250.00 plus $5.00 a detector
Non-Residential Kitchen Hood Suppression (Ansul) System $200.00
Reports from the Fire Marshal
Written Reports $100.00
Pictures $50.00/CD
Burn Permit $50.00/event
Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage
0 to 275 Gallons $25.00
276 to 55o Gallons $50.00
551 to 1,000 Gallons $75.00
1,001 to 5,000 Gallons $100.00
>5,001 Gallons $150.00
Fireworks Permit (Discharge/Display)                                                                                                         *The sale of fireworks and/or fireworks paraphernalia is not approved in association with this application
Discharge/Display $100.00 ($100.00 escrow)
Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material $1,000.00
Blasting Permit                                                                                                                                           *Blasting Permit approval shall be issued by the Fire Marshal after review by the Building Inspector and Zoning Officer. Blasting hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, no blasting shall take place on Saturday, Sunday or township observed holidays.
One (1) Day $75.00 ($500.00 escrow)
Two (2) to Five (5) Days $150.00 ($1500.00 escrow)
Six (6) to Sixteen (16) Days $500.00 ($2000.00 escrow)
Seventeen (17) to Thirty  (30) Days $750.00 ($3000.00 escrow)
All Other Inspections performed by the Fire Marshal or Inspector $65.00/hour
Additional Services
Consultations (2 Hour Minimum)                                                              *In Office discussions with attorneys, insurance adjusters, or other professionals concerning civil litigation resulting from a fire investigation by the Fire Marshal's office.  $100.00/hour
Depositions (4 Hours Minimum) $65.00/Hour + travel
UCC Fee                                                                                                     *Applicable to stand alone applications not associated with a building permit $4.50

► Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Non-Residential Fire & Life Safety Inspection Fees

0 to 999 square feet $40.00
1,000 square feet to 3,499 square feet $60.00
3,500 square feet to 12,499 square feet $75.00
12,500 square feet to 24,999 square feet $150.00
25,000 square feet to 49,999 square feet $250.00
50,000 square feet to 99,999 square feet $300.00
100,000 square feet or more $600.00
High Hazard $700.00

Residential Fire & Life Safety Inspection Fees

R-1 (example: hotel/motel) - 50 units or less $75.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-1 (example: hotel/motel) - 51 units or more $150.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-2 (example: apartments) - 26 units or less $75.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-2 (exampl: apartments) - 27 units or more $150.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-3 (example: single family dwelling) EXEMPT
R-4 (example: assisted living 5 to 16 people) $150.00

Institutional Fire & Life Safety Inspection Fees

Up to 30,000 square feet $250.00
30,001 to 50,000 square feet $300.00
50,001 square feet or more $600.00

Operational Permits

Aerosol Products $50.00
Amusement Buildings $50.00
Aviation Facilities $50.00
Cellulose Nitrate Film $50.00
Combustible Dust Producing Operations $50.00
Combustible Fibers $50.00
Compressed Gases $50.00
Covered Mall Buildings $50.00
Cryogenic Fluids $50.00
Cutting & Welding $50.00
Dry Cleaning Plants $50.00
Exhibits & Trade Shows $50.00
Explosives $1,000.00
Fire Hydrants & Valves $50.00
Flammable & Combustible Liquids $100.00
Floor Finishing $50.00
Fruit & Crop Ripening $50.00
Fumigation & Thermal Insecticidal Fogging $50.00
Hazardous Materials $500.00
HPM Facilities $100.00
High-Piles Storage $100.00
Hot Work Operations $50.00
Industrial Ovens $50.00
Lumber Yards and Wood Working Plants $100.00
Liquid or Gas Fueled Vehicles or Equipment in Assembly Buildings $50.00
LP Gas $50.00
Magnesium $50.00
Miscellaneous Combustible Storage $50.00
Open Burning (Prohibited by Ordinance) Not Allowed
Open Flames and Candle $50.00
Organic Coatings $50.00
Places of Assembly (Churches Exempt) $50.00
Private Fire Hydrants $100.00
Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material $1,000.00
Pyroxylin Plastics $50.00
Refrigeration Equipment $50.00
Repair Garages and Service Stations $50.00
Rooftop Heliports $500.00
Spraying or Dipping $50.00
Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire By-Products $500.00
Tire Rebuilding Plants $500.00
Waste Handling (see ordinance #578) $1,000.00
Wood Products $1,000.00
False/Faulty Fire Alarms (automatic, manual, sprinkler)
1st and 2nd Offense No Charge
3rd Offense $200.00
4th to 6th Offense $350.00 per offense
7th and 9th Offense $500.00 per offense
10th or more Offense $1,000.00 per offense

► Police Department Fees

Alarm Penalty for False/Accidential Alarms with Fire/Police Response
1st and 2nd Offense No Charge
3rd Offense $200.00
4th, 5th, and 6th Offense $350.00 per offense
7th, 8th, and 9th Offense $500.00 per offense
10th Offense or more $1,000.00 per offense
Criminal Report $15.00
Accident Report $15.00
Soliciting Permit Application Fee
One (1) Employee for Ninety (90) Days $150.00


License Application $500.00
Adminstration Charge $40.00 MAXIMUM
Normal Business Hours $125.00
After Normal Business Hours $150.00
To Police Impound Lot $100.00
From Police Impound Lot to Tow Operator $75.00
Storage $45.00 per day after first 24 hours
Oil Dry $15.00 per bag (40lb bag)
Complex Tow/Recovery/Winching $75.00 per hour (1 hour minimum)
Heavy Duty Tow Prevailing rate

► Park and Recreation Fees

Kemper Park (20 Person Capacity)
Resident $30.00/4 hours
Non-Resident $45.00/4 hours
Additional Hours $10.00/hour
Security Deposit $100.00
Warminster Community Park (100 person capacity)
Resident $65.00/4 hours
Non-Resident $90.00/4 hours
Additional Hours $15.00/hour
Security Deposit $100.00
Special Use and Special Event Permit

Limited park areas are available to approved Non-profit and For-profit agencies for larger special events and fund raising activities such as 5K & 10K runs/walks, car shows, animal events, family festivals, etc. Applicants must complete a Special Event Permit and have their event approved by the Parks & Recreation Department.

Special Event Permit Application Fee $25.00
Approved Non-Profit Agencies and Events $10 percent of net proceeds/$1,000 per day maximum
Approved For-Profit Agencies and Events $2,000-2,500/day plus security deposit
Park Field Use Fees-Seasonal
Warminster Sports Organization
Youth League-3 times a week or less $200.00/field
Youth League-4+times a week $350.00/field
Adult League-3 times a week or less $300.00/field
Adult League-4+ times a week $450.00/field
Lights $300/field for 3 months
Non-Warminster Sports Organization
Youth League-3 times a week or less $400.00/field
Youth League-4+times a week  $700.00/field
Adult League-3 times a week or less  $600.00/field
Adult League-4+ times a week  $900.00/field
Lights $600/field for 3 months
WCP Bark Park Membership
Membership to the Warminster Community Park Bark Park is available to all area residents each calendar year. Members must complete an application, provide proof of current dog license, and veterinary rabies inoculation certificate. New members must also attend a responsible dog owner education program.
Resident $25.00/household
Non-Resident $35.00/household

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Office of the Township Manager

The Township Board of Supervisors created the Office of the Township Manager to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township. The Township Manager is appointed by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors and is chosen solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications, education, and experience in the principles and practices of public policy and administration with respect to the duties of the office of Township Manager.

The Manager is responsible to the Board of Supervisors for the proper and efficient administration of all responsibilities and diligent execution of all authority and duties of administration, for directing the daily operations and achieving the established goals and objectives of the governing body.

Gregg Schuster – Township Manager

Gregg was appointed Township Manager in Warminster on May 23, 2016. His career in municipal government began as First Selectman, and Chief Executive Officer, of Colchester, CT. He then served as Township Manager for Pocono Township in Monroe County. Prior to entering public service, Gregg held private sector positions in both the satellite telecommunications and insurance industries focusing on business operations and project management.

Gregg has a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Gregg is a private pilot and tries to spend his free time flying. He and his wife Faith have two young children.

Amanda Zimmerman – Assistant Township Manager

Amanda Zimmerman joined Warminster Township in September 2016 as the Assistant Township Manager. Amanda has a Masters in Public Policy and has worked in municipal government in various roles since 2011. Prior to joining Warminster, she was the Assistant Township Manager for Worcester Township where she oversaw land development and parks and recreation. She has also worked for Hatfield and Haverford Townships in their park and recreation departments. Amanda is mainly responsible for overseeing the daily operations of land development and the Department of Licenses and Inspections. She hopes to use her experience to streamline and continue the modernization of the operations in the Department of License and Inspections and efficiently guide land development projects through the process. Amanda is looking forward to working on many different projects during her time here and working with the various boards and commissions.

In The Parks

All Parks

  • Parks are open from sunrise to sunset. After dusk, you must have a permit or risk being fined.
  • Parks are officially closed during winter weather conditions. Park parking lots, paths and trails are not maintained and may remain snow and ice covered for extended periods. Surfaces may be slippery. Guests may still access park for winter recreational activities; however, they do so at their own peril. Anti-slip winter footwear is recommended.
  • All Park buildings are winterized annually (restrooms closed, water/electric shut off) by December 1 to reduce the chance of frozen pipes. Porta-potties will be removed from Munro in December, but one will remain on site at WCP & Kemper. Weather permitting, buildings should reopen by April 1.
  • Sport fields in all parks are available by permit only. Persons who wish to use pavilions & fields should apply for permits. Warminster youth organizations and permit holders have priority.
  • No smoking, alcohol or illegal substances are permitted in the parks.
  • Park facilities are available for special events, parties, family picnics and business gatherings for a reasonable fee. Dates are filling quickly for 2020, so please reserve your pavilion or fields by completing a facility request permit and submitting it to the Parks & Recreation Dept. Forms can be downloaded at the website: www.warminstertownship.org
  • To reduce vandalism, park facilities are locked unless park staff or sport organizations are utilizing a park. If you see vandalism, dumping or other hazards, DON’T WAIT!! Please call the Police Department immediately at (215) 672-1000.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife, especially the fox, deer and geese, in the parks – supplemental feeding encourages wildlife to lose their fear of people and become dependent on handouts that are not part of their natural diets.
  • If you see people with their dogs running loose, please call the Animal Control Officer at 267-317-1380 or Police at 215-672-1000. Do not try to intervene and put yourself in harm’s way. 
  • The Warminster Bark Park is available to all area residents as a membership program. To participate you must provide veterinarian proof of vaccinations, complete an application, and attend a one-time education session. Fees are $25/Warminster resident and $35/non-resident.
  • Solicitation by vendors, including private fitness or sport instruction, is not permitted in any park. Citations will be issued by the Police Department. Permits are available for a fee.
  • Motorized vehicles, including dirt bikes and ATVs – are not permitted in Township parks.
  • Cyclists must yield to pedestrians on all park trails. Warn pedestrians by loudly declaring “cyclist on your left” prior to passing.
  • Perennials for Parks – if you are dividing your perennials in spring or fall, why not donate the “discards” to the parks to improve our park landscaping. Contact the office for more info: 215-443-5428.
  • Park encroachment – If your residence backs up to a park, please be aware of your property boundaries before installing sheds, pools and play equipment. Items that encroach on park land must be removed at the cost of the homeowner no matter how long they have been in place.
  • No dumping reminder – dumping in the parks or public lands is illegal. Leaves, trees, limbs, trimmings and other yard waste must be removed and disposed of properly through the trash company.
  • Commemorative benches and trees honoring friends, family, pets and others are available for placement in any Township park. For more information, contact Parks & Rec @ 215-443-5428 or download forms from the website: www.warminstertownship.org.
  • Parks & Recreation would like to extend our thanks to the many sport groups, individuals and volunteers who assist with park maintenance. If you have questions about the various projects underway, please call us.

The Parks & Recreation Department has secured almost $3 million in development and improvement grants in Warminster Community Park. These funds come from several sources – Bucks County Municipal Open Space Fund; Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program; the PA Office of the Budget’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and donations from developers and organizations. Improvements will include a soccer field, 2 baseball fields, a spray park, a pavilion with restrooms, expanded parking, new trails, storm water, and an entry drive from Bristol Road.

After preparing preliminary cost projections, we were over budget in the project from one funding source and under budget in the project from the other. We have requested that each State agency funding these projects allow us to change our scope of work for each project and switch some components from one project to the other to balance each budget. While we are still waiting for one more State agency to respond to our request, we are optimistic that we will receive their approval as well.

The Parks and Recreation Department made a presentation of the updated projects to the Board of Supervisors at the June 20 meeting. At that meeting, the Board of Supervisors authorized Gilmore and Associates to prepare bid specifications and documents. Assuming that the State agencies approve our revised scope of work for each project, we hope to bid the work for these projects before the end of the year. If the weather holds, we might even be able to break ground in 2019. Residents should be aware that the development of these new facilities in the park may limit access to certain areas during construction, but we will make every effort to have all sections of the park open as safety permits.

The Community Garden at Szymanek Park was revived in 2018 and there may be some raised beds available for gardeners looking for space in the spring. These beds are available on a first come, first served basis. If interested, please contact Donna Elms, member Warminster Environmental Advisory Council via email: elmsdonna@yahoo.com

Parks & Recreation will continue to host Fresh Connect Bucks County – a free mobile Farmer’s Market for Bucks County residents. Held in cooperation with United Way, BC Opportunity Council and Philabundance, residents must register and meet certain household income qualifications.  Held each Tuesday, year-round (weather permitting), from 12-1 PM at Warminster Community Park. For more information or to volunteer, call 215-345-8175 or BCOC.org

Weather continues to make dead ash tree removal difficult, but we have almost completed the park areas and anticipate completion by fall. There are still dead ash in certain areas of the parks, but they do not pose a threat to property. A certified arborist will continue to visit the parks and township open space and mark trees if maintenance or removal is needed. The Spotted Lantern Fly is rapidly making its way into the area and we ask that you check your car, equipment and trailers before leaving the area so this invasive specie does not spread further.  Egg casings on trees can be scraped off and scientists are working on ways to control this moth, possibly with a fungus or herbicide, before more trees and orchards are affected. Tree ordinance funds have supported the ash tree removal project. For more information on the EAB or Spotted Lantern Fly, check
the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/insectsdisease/eab/

Park facilities & pavilions are available for parties, family picnics, sport activities & business gatherings for a reasonable fee. Please do not forget to reserve your pavilion or field by completing a facility request permit in the Parks & Rec. Office. Permit holders have priority. Forms can be obtained from the township website on-line at www.warminstertownship.org

Friends of Warminster Parks is a volunteer, 501-c-3 non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and funds for the improvement, preservation and continued development of the Warminster Township Park system. Our goal is to raise funds to enhance and develop both passive and active recreational areas in Warminster Township Parks and support recreational programs for the benefit and enjoyment of Warminster residents. With so many ambitious projects, the Friends of Warminster Park is always seeking new members to participate. They are looking for volunteers that might have publicity and marketing, construction, IT, management, or organizational skills, or just wish to participate in an organization that benefits the community. To get involved visit the website @ www.friendsofwarminsterparks.org

Hometown Hero Banners
Installation of the Friends Hometown Hero Banners has begun. Banners are available to active service members and all veterans who have lived in Warminster or have family living here. For more information on the banners, go to the Friends website or stop by the Park & Rec office to pick up a form.  Click here for a form – www.friendsofwarminsterparks.org or call Parks & Recreation: 215-443-5428.

Memberships to the Warminster Bark Park are available for area residents. There are no limits on the number of members who can participate in the Park. Paw Passes (electronic key entry FOB) are available for annual fees (Jan.-Dec.) of $25/Warminster resident household/year ($35/Non-Resident).
New members are required to complete an application, provide copies of current County license and vet certificate of vaccinations, pay an annual fee and attend a Bark Park workshop. These 60-90-minute workshops are provided FREE by a certified trainer so that area members and their canine friends get the most of the dog park experience. In exchange, members receive the Rules and Regs, Bark Park etiquette & safety info, a Bark Park ID tag and a Paw Pass electronic gate FOB. Hours for the park will be 7:00 AM-Sunset – weather and conditions permitting. The Bark Park has been designed to include two (2) separate fenced-in areas for the large and small dogs to run off-leash and include pavilion coverage, water (in season) and benches. For more information on registration, regulations and class dates check out the website @ www.warminstertownship.org/barkpark.

Reminders for our Bark Park Members:

  • CLEAN UP, NO EXCUSES! – Keep the dog park clean and more importantly our dogs healthy. A dog owner should always have bags with them, even if provided at a dog park.
  • Socialization & Basic Commands – Dogs should be fully socialized BEFORE going to the dog park. Dogs should respond to basic commands since a dog must be under the handler’s control at all times when in the dog park.
  • Incident Reports – All incidents must be reported to the police or animal control within 24 hours: 267-317-1380.
  • Only Members Allowed! – To ensure the safety of all dogs, members should not permit others into the Bark Park. You are responsible for any injury or damages done by a non-member.

Ordinance #565 regulates animal defecation on public and private property and the disposal of animal feces. Pet owners are required to clean up after their animals, not only in the parks, but on all public and private property in the Township, or face a possible fine up to $1,000.

Dog Licenses Required
According to Pennsylvania State Law, all dogs three (3) months of age or older must have a current dog license and a current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian***. Annual dog licenses (Jan.-Dec.)may be purchased at the WREC, Mon thru Fri from 9 AM-4 PM, at Bucks County Treasurer’s office in Doylestown-(215) 348-6244, or online at www.padoglicense.com. You must provide proof of spaying to receive the discount.

Noise Ordinance
Pet owners should be aware that Warminster Township has an ordinance in place regarding un-provoked incessant noise made by animals***. For more info regarding this and other Pennsylvania State Dog Laws, contact Craig Claycomb, Animal Control Officer (267) 317-1380. ***Violators are subject to a $100-$500 fine for non-compliance***


  • Tree Tenders – Free Classes
    As part of the DCNR TreeVitalize program, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), in partnership with Penn State Cooperative Extension, will offer nine hours of FREE hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. For info, visit the website: www.treevitalize.net.
  • Tree Donations
    More than 80 families have already planted the living memorial gift of a tree or shrub in the park system. These trees commemorate a special occasion, family celebration, or honor the memory of a loved one. If you enjoy a particular park and wish to place a lasting gift to a family member, friend or pet, either living or deceased, consider donating a tree to the community. If you wish to make a tree donation, simply download the form from the township website or call the office and speak with Karen. Several options are available. Memorial trees are installed in early March or after October 15th.

VANDALISM – It Hurts Everyone
With so many people using our parks, we hope to see a reduction this year in the amount of vandalism in the parks. Already Munro, Szymanek and WCP have been affected by useless damage. Instead of spending tax dollars to improve the parks, we are constantly trying to stay ahead of the repair & replacement costs which have resulted from break-ins, arson and general building & equipment vandalism.

If you see it happening, do not intervene or put yourself at risk – call the Police! An Anti-Vandalism Ordinance is in place. There is a reward if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. If you see vandalism, dumping or other hazards, DON’T WAIT!! Please call the Police Department immediately at (215) 672-1000 or 9-1-1.

WCP has become a haven for many species of birds which have been seen in the park and surrounding areas throughout the year. From January through April, Winter Wren, Brown Creeper, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker and Golden-Crowned and Ruby-Crowned Kinglets can be found in Kemper Park in winter. Eastern Bluebirds, American Tree Sparrows and Field Sparrows will be in Warminster Community Park. The coldest days may bring Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspur or American Pipits to large “barren” fields around the Park. Gull flocks may include Iceland, Laughing, Lesser Black-Backed or Herring Gulls with the common Ring-Billed Gulls. A Short-Eared Owl was spotted over WCP recently. Spring migration starts in late March with waterfowl. Check ponds for Green-Winged Teal, Hooded Mergansers and other unusual ducks. A flock of 120 Tundra Swans flew over WCP in a recent winter. And dozens of species of migrants will show up at Kemper Park beginning in April. You may spot a Northern Waterthrush or Nashville Warbler along with the more common Palm and Pine Warblers.

Parks and Recreation is working with the USDA Wildlife Service to protect the health of our park birds and wildlife. Please do not feed the waterfowl (geese, ducks, gulls, etc.) or the deer in our parks. Feeding these wild animals creates dependence, promotes the spread of disease and upsets the natural cycles. Thank you for your cooperation.

In numerous parks throughout the system, there are instances of neighbors who have placed woodpiles, sheds, gardens, play apparatus, even swimming pools on park property. If your residence backs up to a park, please be aware of your property boundaries before installing anything. Items that encroach on park land must be removed at the cost of the homeowner no matter how long they have been in place.

For residents who back up to our park system, please be reminded that no dumping is allowed. Since public access is limited behind the homes at Barness Park, Devonshire Court, Meadow Run Park, Ivy Woods and Kemper Park, we can only infer that neighbors are dumping in the parks. This practice must cease and desist immediately or you may be cited by our L&I or Police Department. Leaves, trees, limbs, trimmings and other yard waste must be removed and disposed of properly through the trash company.

There are now over 5 miles of paved trail at WCP! Maps can be downloaded from the Township website for personal use (click here). Several trails bisect the park to create a multitude of walking, biking and running opportunities. Along the way, you’ll experience some hidden park treasures and enjoy much of the wildlife. Please note the posted trail signs for everyone’s safety!

The different Warminster Sport and Civic Organizations operate independently of the Parks & Recreation Department. We do not oversee their operations, set prices or policies, or act as a mediator during disputes. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact each organization. Phone numbers and websites are listed here.

The Parks & Recreation Department accepts donations of plants, trees and shrubs before March 30 and after November 1. This allows plants the needed adjustment period before growing season begins or ends. We also have a Tree Memorial program in the park system. If you would like to donate trees, shrubs or flowers, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 215/443-5428 or download the Memorial form by clicking here.

In response to many resident requests, a Memorial Bench program is now in place. These attractive benches made from recycled plastic can be engraved with a personal message. For more information call the Parks & Recreation Department at 215-443-5428 or download the brochure by clicking here.

News and Notes

The Parks & Recreation Department would like to extend special thanks to those groups, businesses, and individuals who have contributed to our special events and classes, and also to those who have donated their time, muscle, energy, or materials and supplies. Thank you everyone! We could not have done it without YOU!

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The replacement of all Township Park signs was completed by fall of 2014 with donations from the Friends of Warminster Parks. All of the new signs are made from durable recycled materials and have a consistent design. New signs have been placed at all park entrances. Special thanks to Banacom Signs for donating several of these new park signs and some of the smaller directional signs needed in the parks. Businesses or individuals wishing to donate for additional signs should contact the Park and Recreation office.

The Township invites all community civic and sport organizations to place their symbol on our community “gateway” sign located at County Line and York Roads. Symbols should be no larger than 16 inches in diameter. For more information, please contact Karen at the Parks & Recreation office: (215)443-5428.

• Seasonal Park staff – Applications are accepted starting January 1 for seasonal summer employment in the parks.
• For info & an application, call (215)443-5428 or download one from the Township website.

The Parks & Recreation Department would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for recent donations and assistance: Centennial School District, Sport Car Club of America (SCCA), Voicenet, PHS, and Rich Grandfield Tree Service.

Memberships to the Warminster Bark Park are available for area residents. For those new to the park, completion of an application, current dog license and rabies certificate and attendance at a Bark Park workshop is required to get a Paw Pass. Paw Passes (electronic key entry cards) are available for annual fees (Jan.-Dec.) of $25/Warminster resident household/year ($35/NR). For more information on registration, regulations and class dates check out the website @ www.warminstertownship.org/barkpark.

For troops looking for community service hours, we still need assistance with the storm water protection project. In accordance with DEP regulations, all of the storm water drains in the municipality need to be marked or stenciled with “no dumping”. Any troop or Eagle Scout interested in this project for community service should contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (215)443-5428 as soon as possible.

Warminster Soccer Club has donated a new shed to Warminster Community Park. This shed will be used as a concession stand and storage shed in season. Thank you to all the volunteers that pitched in and worked on this project.

We are always on the lookout for new events and trips to offer our residents. If you have an idea for a trip or special event, and/or wish to become a volunteer for these activities, please don’t hesitate to call us @ (215) 443-5428.

If you are dividing your perennials this spring, why not donate your “discards” to the Parks Department to improve our park landscaping. Due to limited maintenance staff, please call before dropping off marked plants at the Parks & Rec office between March 1 and May 1, as we may not have staff time to plant them. Or if you wish to help and install them yourself, just call (215) 443-5428 and we’ll provide guidelines for where to plant in the parks.

Parks & Rec would like to thank SCCA for their recent donation to the park system. The Philadelphia Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) annually holds 10 days of Solo autocross events at Warminster Community Park. They also offer Driving Skills and Teen Street Survival schools. Further details about these and other motor sports events sponsored by the Phila. Region SCCA is available at their website: WWW.PHILLYSCCA.COM

The Skate Spot Committee continues the advertising campaign to raise funds to purchase more equipment at the Skate Spot. They have also teamed up with the Friends of Warminster Parks to increase sponsorship opportunities so that the Skate Spot at Munro Park may be expanded with new equipment. Join the organizations, businesses and families that have already donated to this worthy cause. If you would like more information about this park or the fund raising efforts, please call (215) 443-5428 or check out the website: www.facebook.com/warminsterskatespot.