Planning Association


Join the Township Planning Association
and Serve Your Township Better!


From peer-to-peer consulting to specialized workshops, the Township Planning Association provides a full range of services to help your township and its citizen planners design your community's destiny.

Regardless of the current level of planning in your township, membership will help you obtain the training and technical advice needed to stay current in the complex world of land use planning.

Both the Township Code and the Municipalities Planning Code allow townships to cover the expenses of enrolling members of their planning commissions and zoning hearing boards in the Township Planning Association.

Annual Membership Fees:

To join, each township planning commission or zoning hearing board must have at least one full-subscription membership. After that, any number of members can join at either the $125 full-subscription or the $50 partial-subscription levels. The member benefits of each subscription level are discussed below. Supervisors and other officials from member townships can join at the $50 partial-subscription level.

Full-Subscription Membership Benefits ($125 Annually):

  • Subscriptions to:

– The Township Planner, the official quarterly newsletter of the Township Planning Association
– The Pennsylvania Township News, PSATS’ award-winning monthly magazine
– The PSATS News Bulletin, a monthly newsletter that will keep you up to date on legislation and other breaking news affecting townships

  • Lower member rate to attend all PSATS training courses, including semi-annual seminars addressing current issues and topics of special interest to Planning Association members
  • Sample ordinances and resolutions
  • Online access to the Members Only content on the PSATS website
  • Free phone consultations with PSATS staff

Partial-Subscription Membership Benefits ($50 Annually):

  • Subscription to the Township Planner, the official quarterly newsletter of the Township Planning Association
  • Lower member rate to attend all PSATS training courses, including semi-annual seminars addressing current issues and topics of special interest to Planning Association members
  • Free phone consultations with PSATS staff