The Office of Property Maintenance and Code Compliance is responsible for the enforcement of local ordinances (also referred to as municipal codes). To review important Borough Code Concerns Click Here.
International Property Maintenance Code:
§301.3 – Vacant Structures and Land All vacant structures and premises or vacant land shall be maintained in a clean, safe, secure and sanitary condition, etc.!
§302.1 – Sanitation Exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition
§302.2 – Grading and Drainage All premises shall be graded and maintained to prevent soil erosion and prevent accumulation of stagnant water.
§302.4 – Weeds All premises and exterior property shall be trimmed and maintained free so that grass, weeds and/or plant growth is not in excess of ten (10”) inches in height and all noxious weeds are prohibited. ALSO SEE USR Code Chapter §36.1
§302.7 – Accessory Structures All accessory structures, including sheds, detached garages, fences and walls, shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. ALSO SEE USR Code Chapter §150-19 (A) & (B)
§302.8 – Motor Vehicles No inoperative or unregistered vehicles shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises unless within an enclosed garage or similar structure. ALSO SEE USR Code Chapter §150-25 & §150-26
§308.1 – Accumulation of Rubbish, Debris or Garbage All exterior property and premises shall be free from any accumulation of Rubbish, debris or garbage, including but not limited to tree debris, cut tree limbs and trunks, remnants of toppled trees and root systems.
USR General Legislation, Chapter 36, and Chapter 137 (§137-1 thru §137-17):
RIGHT-OF-WAY MAINTENANCE: §36.3 - Every property located on a corner lot shall keep vegetation within the RIGHT-OF-WAY trimmed and/or cut so as not to obscure the line of sight at intersections or points of access to public roadways.
TREE MAINTENANCE: §137-9 (B) – Any tree (including its root structure) which becomes damaged or diseased or if removal is sought for any reason, the owner or occupant shall, upon written notice from the Building Code Official or the Shade Tree Commission, repair or cause the same to be repaired per §137-6. §137-10 A – No tree may be removed in any buffer or RIGHT-OF-WAY without approval by the Building Code Official or Shade Tree Commission provided it meets the defined criteria. §137-12 (B) – Removal of any damaged or toppled tree or trunk and root remnant shall be guided by the parameters contained in Section §137-12 (B) (6).