Code Enforcement

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The primary intent of any code is to provide uniform safeguards for the health, safety and welfare of Township residents. Zoning codes regulate the location and use of a structure; construction codes govern minimum construction standards; fire codes attempt to prevent fire events; and nuisance codes prevent behavior that is detrimental to other properties or the surrounding area.

Tredyffrin Township codes are intended to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Tredyffrin Township staff responds to written complaint-generated violations of the Township's Codified Ordinances. If you are concerned about a situation you think may be a code violation, please contact the Township by completing this online form or by submitting a Citizen Complaint Form (by mail or email). Anonymous complaints are not accepted.

When a complaint is received, the following steps occur:

  1. The Code Enforcement Officer visits the property to verify the information and usually photographs the violation.
  2. If a violation is found, a letter is sent to the property owner stating the violation and specifying how long they have to remedy the violation. Depending on the severity of the violation, the notice may be sent via certified mail.
  3. If action is not taken to remedy the violation within the specified time, a citation is issued.

Prohibited nuisances include excessively tall grass and weeds; dumping of trash, debris, or unregistered vehicles; failure to shovel snow from sidewalks; parking recreational or commercial vehicles on in required front yard areas or in other required yard areas without proper screening;etc. For more information, please consult the Tredyffrin Township Property Maintenance Code.

Animal nuisances are handled by the Tredyffrin Township Police Department and Chester County