The mission of the Central Keystone Council of Governments, Code Administration Departments is to ensure a safe and sanitary atmosphere for the member municipalities’ residents throughout Union, Snyder, Lycoming and Upper Northumberland Counties. Through the regulation of design, construction, quality of materials, use/occupancy of property, location and maintenance of all buildings, including fire prevention, on-lot septic systems, flood plain management, life safety, structural stability, sanitation and accommodation for people with disabilities. By doing so, the CKCOG will promote community awareness of and encourage compliance with Municipal Codes to enhance the quality of life and foster civic pride.
The cooperation of the member municipalities is a continuation of the original inter-municipality agreement of Lewisburg and East Buffalo Township, which started joint code enforcement in 1987 and was administered by the Union County Housing Authority. The success of this cooperation had led to the requests for Services from municipalities outside Union County, and thus the creation of the Central Keystone Council of Governments in 2002.