Delaware County Planning has several reports and plans available for reference.

The Planning Department has several plans and publications available on this site. Join our email list for periodic updates on new publications and Department news.

Questions about Department Publications? Contact the Planning Department at 610-891-5200 or

2018 Annual Report
Delaware County 2035

      Land Use Framework Plan (2013)

      Economic Development Plan (2017)

     Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan (2015)

           Volume I: Open Space and Recreation Plan (2015)

           Volume II: Countywide Greenway Plan (2015)

           Volume III: Parks and Recreation Plan (2015)

      Transportation Plan (2017)

      Historic Preservation Plan (2018)

      Implementation Metrics Report

County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO)
Planner's Portfolio Education Series

      Automated Vehicles

      Form-Based Code

      Aging In Place

      Healthy Communities

      Food Systems

      Medical Marijuana

      Tactical Placemaking

      National Trends

      Riparian Buffers

      Community Trails

      Traffic Calming

      Downtown Revitalization Case Studies

      Green Stormwater Infrastructure
           GSI Story Map*

      Renewable Energy

      Funding Sources

      Complete Streets

      Community Placemaking

      Character Areas

Historic Preservation Planning

      Delaware County Design Guidelines: A Template for Municipalities

      Delaware County Public History Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan

      Maintaining Your Historic Home: A Practical Guide for Homeowners

Land use Planning

      Activity Corridors Model Zoning Ordinance

      Central Places Model Zoning Ordinance

      Design Guidelines for Central Places

      Steps toward Walkability


      Darby Creek Stream Valley Park Master Plan

      Delaware River Watershed Conservation Plan

      Greenway Plan for the Darby Creek Watershed

      Natural Heritage Inventory

      Primary Trail Network Connectivity Ranking

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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