Code Enforcement

Borough code exists to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of all borough residents and to promote compatibility between various land uses and developments. Any reported or observed code violations will be investigated and resolved in accordance with the code.

Enforcement actions

The type of enforcement action taken depends on the offense but typically falls into one of two categories: fine-based offenses or civil matters that may result in a civil action against the offender or offenders. View fine scheduleFines become effective July 1, 2020. 

Reporting a violation

To report a violation:

All complaints are investigated and if a violation exists, the appropriate enforcement action is taken to ensure the violation is corrected. The names of the complainants will remain confidential. 

Please note that correcting violations can be a timely process. Every effort is made to work with violators to eliminate violations and avoid taking legal action, implementing fines, or other code-prescribed penalties.