Ordinance 483 International Property Maintenance Code

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.

 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.

Rental Property Checklist 101519 (pdf)


ORDINANCE No 487 Rental Property Administration 2019 (pdf)


Rental Property Registration 2019 (pdf)


Inoperable/ Abandoned Vehicles


Borough Code Chapter 101 prohibits abandoned /inoperable vehicles.

Make sure all vehicles on your property are licensed and inspected.

  • Make the vehicle legal by obtaining a valid license and inspection 


  • Contact a metal scrap yard to have the vehicle removed. Many scrappers  will pay you for the metal.


  • Provide the Borough with the keys and title and the Borough will arrange for the vehicle to be removed.

~Failure to comply will result in the vehicle(s) being impounded at the owners expense and additional storage and legal costs may apply.~

Lawn Maintenance


Property Owners, Landlords, & Realtors are required to keep their properties maintained by keeping lawns mowed and other vegetation trimmed.   Borough Ordinance 259 

  • Grass is not to be higher than 6 inches.
  • Property owners, landlords, & realtors are responsible for keeping their properties maintained according to Borough Code.
  • Lawns not maintained will be mowed by the Borough at the owners expense.

The Borough reminds residents not to mow grass clippings into the street. Grass clippings are considered litter. Residents found mowing grass into the street could receive a fine from $50 to $300.  Borough Ordinance 299