- Community Development
- Division of Code Enforcement & Permitting
- Home & Business Property Maintenance
Home & Business Property Maintenance
Please make sure your home has address numbers placed on the structure in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street fronting the property. Address numbers shall contrast with the background and shall be a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke width of one half inch. Homes lacking visible address numbers are difficult for emergency responders to locate and may result in potential delays when help is needed.
Swimming Pool & Hot Tub Safety
Any type of swimming pool, hot tub, or spa capable of being filled with greater than 24 inches of water requires a permit and safety barriers. This includes portable and inflatable swimming pools most commonly purchased at department stores. Installing one of these pools without property safety barriers is very dangerous to children and can result in drowning.
If there is a fire hydrant in your yard, please be sure to maintain a clear space of at least 3 feet around the circumference of the hydrant. Posts, fences, plants or bushes, trash, vehicles or any other object shall never be placed in front of or stored in front of fire hydrants. Fire hydrants that are not readily visible or accessible may hamper the efforts of the fire department in the event of an emergency.
Sidewalks adjacent to a street that run along the front, sides, and/or back of a homeowner's property are the homeowner's responsibility to maintain free from hazardous conditions including uneven concrete, cracks, snow, and ice. A misconception concerning sidewalks is that all sidewalks are the Township's responsibility because they are in the Township right of way. A sidewalk running along a homeowner's property would be no different than the driveway that is partially located in the right-of-way. Repairing, shoveling, and salting for ice are the property owner's responsibility.
High Grass and Weeds
Grass and weeds must be cut and maintained throughout the exterior property areas at a height not to exceed 10 inches.
Leaf and Grass Clippings
Leaf and grass clippings need to be placed in biodegradable paper bags not exceeding 40 pounds. No garbage, dirt, or anything other than grass clippings or leaves can be placed in the bag or it will be left at the curb due to recycling company refusal.
Rubbish, garbage, and inoperable vehicles cannot be stored or accumulated within the exterior property areas. Any unregistered vehicle is considered an inoperable vehicle and cannot be stored in the yard, driveway, etc.
All garbage, including garbage placed in containers with lids, must be placed in garbage bags and left at the curb no earlier than 24 hours prior to the scheduled pickup day. Loose garbage left in containers with lids will not be removed.
Sewer Manhole Covers
Sewer manhole covers may not be covered or obstructed by any means (including landscaping) and must remain visible and accessible at all times. Manhole covers that are not readily visible or accessible may result in delays when addressing sewer backups or other maintenance issues.