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Introduction To Codes


This  comprises the  codification of the  ordinances of the  Township of Washington. The Township of Washington was  created in 1834 from parts of Jackson Township.

The Code of Ordinances of the  Township of Washington was prepared by Keystate Publishers, Inc., and  adopted by the  Township of Washington Board of Supervisors on November 3, 2010,  by Ord.  2010-2.


The  Code  contains four  parts which  are  (1) the  valid  current ordinances of the Township of Washington contained in Chapters 1 through 24, (2) the  Appendix, which lists by abstracted title all ordinances of a temporary or “one time” nature, (3) the Table to the  disposition of each  ordinance ever enacted by the  Township of Washington, and (4) the  Index, which  is an alphabetical arrangement of subjects.

In the Code each Chapter is separated by a divider tab, and specific ordinances can be located by subject on the  contents page at the  beginning of each  Chapter. The Index may also be used  to search for a subject when one is looking for general information on a particular subject, or if it is not known in which  Chapter the  subject might be found. The Appendix consists of several general categories containing a chronological listing of short subject descriptions along  with a reference to the  original ordinance and  its date of enactment, if known.

The Table  to disposition indicates what action has  been  taken by the  Township of Washington Board of Supervisors with regard to  every  ordinance ever  enacted. An ordinance has either been (1) specifically repealed, (2) superseded by another ordinance, (3) is located in a Chapter of the  Code book, or (4) is located in the  Appendix. Annual tax  rate and  budget ordinances are  located only in the  Table  to Disposition. The Table to Disposition is a cross  reference to the  original ordinance books  of the  Township of Washington, and  to the  location within the  Code of each  ordinance by number.