Our Code Enforcement Officer is designated by Borough Council to enforce the ordinances of
Our ordinances are available for review in our Borough office. Some most common ordinances are available on this site.
Curwensville Borough utilizes Pennsafe Building Inspection Services LLC of Dubois, PA for building inspections and commercial properties.
Curwensville Borough has proposed the following amendments
Ordinance 497 Amends Ordinance 490- VACANT BLIGHTED ABANDONED PROPERTIES- This amendment ads a penalty clause for violations.
Ordinance 498 Amends Ordinance 483- Adoption of International Property Maintenance Code- This amendment increases the fines for property code violations. This amendment will make all fines at least $100 up to $1000 per violation.
Ordinance 487 Rental Property Administration
Curwensville Borough Council adopted Ordinance 487 on October 14, 2019. Property owners will be required to register their rental units with the borough and be available for inspections when requested. An inspection checklist will be provided to all property owners.
Code enforcement will not be interfering in tenant landlord disputes and will not be handling complaints not related to Curwensville Borough Code.
The Vacant Property Review Board was created in July 2020 to review vacant, abandoned , and blighted properties within the Borough. Each property presented to the Board is evaluated and a determination is made based on the length of vacancy and the level of deterioration.
Ordinance 490 Vacant Blighted & Abandoned Properties was adopted on July 13, 2020.
This ordinance provides for the registration of vacant properties; imposes duties upon property owners, sets an annual fee; and provides for inspections of such properties. It also creates a vacant property review board.
In October of 2018 Curwensville Borough Council passed Ordinance 483 adopting the International Property Maintenance Code 2009 Edition.
The International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) is a model code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings.
The IPMC is a maintenance document intended to establish minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety. Responsibility is fixed among owners, operators and occupants for code compliance. The IPMC provides for the regulation and safe use of existing structures in the interest of the social and economic welfare of the community.
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