The Township’s Zoning Officer is tasked with “Keeping Loyalsock Township Beautiful” through the administration and enforcement of Township Ordinances, Resolutions, and the International Property Maintenance Code. Code enforcement is a necessity for accomplishing community goals, such as protecting property values and the environment. Below is a list of the most common code violations. (This is not an all-inclusive list.)
- Working without obtaining the proper permit – zoning permits are required for many projects including driveways, fences, sheds, and decks
- High grass and weeds – grass and weeds may be no more than 10” in height
- Uncleared snow from sidewalks – all public sidewalks must be clear of all snow and ice within 24 hours after the snow event
- On-street vehicle and equipment violations – unlicensed, un-inspected , or damaged vehicle may NOT be parked on any public street
- On-lot storage violations of recreational equipment and unlicensed and/or un-inspected vehicles – recreational equipment is only allowed to be stored in front driveways for 48 hours and only one unlicensed or un-inspected vehicle is permitted on any property at one time, provided it is not in a state of disassembly or disrepair.
- Burning trash – in 2007 the Township adopted Ordinance No. 320 that prohibits the burning of trash in many zoning areas of the Township. Click here to view the burning ordinance.
- Sidewalk violations and obstructions – public sidewalks shall remain passable at all times.