Code Enforcement & Zoning


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The Department of Code Enforcement conducts inspections of residential and commercial properties based on observation or complaints.

Minimum standards of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment are enforced along with the International Property Maintenance Code.

Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PAUCC):

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Electrical Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Urban-Wildland Interface Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code

The Department also administers Subdivision, Land Development and Zoning Ordinances in addition to administering all applications pertaining to land development and zoning.  Department personnel are available to answer your questions and to provide assistance to residents and other applicants seeking permit information.

Reporting Code Violations

Residents who see conditions in their neighborhood that may be violations of  the City code and ordinances are urged to contact the Department of Code Enforcement & Zoning.

Often the resident may find that the City is aware of the problem and action is pending. If not, an inspector will respond to the property and take appropriate action. Staff in the Department of Code Enforcement & Zoning will provide residents with the status of a condition as requested.

Confidentiality of Reports

Callers reporting possible code violations may identify themselves, but identification is not required. All concerns reported will be investigated in confidence and appropriate action taken.