Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement

What is “Property Maintenance”?

 The Property Maintenance Code establishes minimum standards for the overall maintenance of owner occupied and rental housing, vacant and abandoned buildings, commercial properties and undeveloped parcels in your municipality. The standards are designed to maintain a healthy, safe, and clean environment as well as preserve the quality of life and property values that your residents and businesses enjoy in your community.

Most municipalities adopt the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). Some also add provisions specific to local conditions or situations, such as prohibited exterior furniture or grass heights. The IPMC is a maintenance document intended to establish minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation, and fire safety.

When does the Property Maintenance Code get enforced?

The property maintenance inspection and enforcement process can be initiated in one of several ways. An inspection can be conducted in response to a complaint by an individual, as a result of an observation of your municipality’s Council members or Supervisors, observations during a police or fire call, or as a consequence of an action, such as filing for a rental housing license or other permit. A Code Enforcement officer responds to complaints according to the impact of the violation on the community. Situations that appear to pose a serious risk to health and safety are given top priority; others are pursued in the order in which they are received.

For all types of code complaints, the first step in the follow-up procedure is personal contact by a Code Enforcement Officer to see if a code violation exists and to request compliance. If the individual responsible for the situation is not available or appears unwilling to voluntarily correct the code violation in a timely manner, a notice of violation will be issued and the situation monitored until the violation is abated. Your municipality may also take court action if the situation poses a significant risk to the community or if the individual has ignored previous notices/citations.

Some municipalities request than an officer patrols the area for a set number of hours each month, this allows the municipality to correct small issues quickly and is recommended in more heavily populated areas. Most municipalities allow the code officer to respond to resident’s complaints and concerns as needed. However, some municipalities, to keep costs down and prevent nuisance calls, require all complaints to be first directed to a supervisor or council member, who then contacts the code office if they feel it is warranted.

What does this cost my municipality?

 Our fee is currently set at $64.00 per hour, billed to the municipality on a monthly basis. Municipalities recover these fees in various ways; most bill the property owner when a case has been resolved and others may add the fees to the annual property tax bill, or in the case of significant fees, place a lien on the property (such as those incurred for the condemnation and demolition of a vacant structure).

Municipalities We Serve

Click on the municipality to find the contact  information for Code Enforcement issues.

If your Municipality is not listed, we do not handle Code Enforcement in that area or they have not adopted a Property Maintenance Code. Please contact the municipality directly for more information.

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Buffalo Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

East Buffalo Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Gregg Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Hartley Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the numbers below to initiate a complaint.

Hartley Township
1845 State Route 235
PO Box 128
Laurelton, PA 17835

Phone: (570) 922-4231
Phone: (570) 922-1920
Fax: (570) 922-1928

Hartleton Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Kelly Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint.

Kelly Township
551 Zeigler Rd
Lewisburg PA  17837

570-524-0437

Lewis Township, Union County has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Lewisburg Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Mifflinburg Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Borough.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint.

Mifflinburg Borough
120 N 3rd St
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

570-966-1013

New Berlin Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Borough.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint.

New Berlin Borough
700 Water St
New Berlin

570-966-4705

White Deer Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Beavertown Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Borough.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint –

Beavertown Borough Office
111 W Walnut St.
Beavertown, PA 17813

(570) 658-2482

Center Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint –

Center Township
3652 New Berlin Hwy Middleburg, PA 17842
Phone: 570-837-2692 Fax: 570-837-2692
Email: cntertwp@ptd.net

Freeburg Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Jackson Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint –

Jackson Twp Mun. Bldg.
57 Municipal Road
Winfield, PA 17889

Phone: (570) 374-4643
Phone: (570) 374-7378
Fax: (570) 374-7378

McClure Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Borough.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint –

McClure Borough Office
PO Box 407 / One Forbes St.
McClure, PA 17841

Phone: (570) 658-8006

Perry Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint –

Perry Township Mun. Bldg.
18 Hoffman Hill Rd.
Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA  17853

Phone: (570) 539-4784
Phone: (570) 539-4787
Fax: (570) 539-2066

Selinsgrove Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Borough.  Please call the number below to initiate a complaint –

Selinsgrove Borough Office
One North High St.
P.O. Box 34
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Phone: (570) 374-2311
Fax: (570) 374-8902

Shamokin Dam Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Borough.  Please call the numbers below to initiate a complaint –

Ed Hovenstien
Shamokin Dam Borough Office
P.O. Box 273
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

Phone: (570) 743-7565Save
Phone: (570) 743-7910
Fax: (570) 743-4102

East Chillisquaque Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the numbers below to initiate a complaint –

East Chillisquaque
1110 Mexico Rd.
Milton PA 17847

Phone: (570) 522.1326
Phone: (570) 742-8658
Fax: (742) 7292

Jersey Shore Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the numbers below to initiate a complaint –

Jersey Shore Borough
232 Smith St.
Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Phone: (570) 398-0104
Fax: (570) 398-3041

 

Limestone Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Montoursville Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.

Old Lycoming Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the numbers below to initiate a complaint –

Old Lycoming Township
1951 Green Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: (570) 322-6906 Ext.217
Phone: (570) 322-7229
Fax: (570) 322-5347

Susquehanna Township has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, however all complaints must be approved by the Township.  Please call the numbers below to initiate a complaint –

Susquehanna Township
91 E. Village Dr.
Williamsport, PA 17702

Phone: (570) 322-6827
susqtwp@comcast.net

Washingtonville Borough has a Property Maintenance Ordinance, please contact our office at 570-522-1326 Option #4 to speak with the Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Department.