Codes Enforcement

The Codes Enforcement staff applies a combination of statewide and locally adopted property maintenance, fire prevention, environmental protection, and nuisance abatement standards. Code compliance helps maintain or improve property values and quality of life.

To submit a concern or complaint, please use this form.

The Township will review and investigate all alleged violations of our ordinances or codes as long as the individual providing the report provides his / her name, address, and phone number. This information is required by us so that we can follow up on the matter, if necessary.

Nuisance Ordinance


In the fall of 1993, and ordinance prohibiting certain nuisances was adopted. This ordinance states it is unlawful to throw, deposit, or dump any trash, junk, waste or discarded materials on any public or private property; or to store or to deposit any abandoned or junked vehicles on any property, either public or private.

Abandoned Vehicle


An abandoned vehicle is defined as:
  • One that is inoperable and left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours
  • One without a valid registration plate, inspection or title and left unattended for more than 48 hours
  • Other motor vehicle intentionally abandoned by its owner
A junked vehicle is any motor vehicle not in running condition and does not exhibit a valid inspection sticker. Contact the Township for an expanded definition of these vehicles.

Violation of any part of this ordinance may result in fines of $200 - $600. Please direct questions concerning this ordinance to the Codes Enforcement Officer.

Registration of Non-Conforming Uses


The Zoning / Codes Department is registering non-conforming uses within the Township. If any property owner believes the current use of his property is not in compliance with the current zoning district in which the property is situated, but had existed prior to the adoption of the new zoning ordinance on December 14, 1999, the property should be registered at the Township.

This registration will help to create a record to insure grandfathered protection to those uses no longer in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. Please contact Tim Duerr, at 717-258-5324 with questions or directions on how to proceed.