An Ordinance is a local law of general or permanent nature.  As a local law, an Ordinance stands until it is amended or repealed by another Ordinance enacted by a later Borough Council.  Penalties, which can be enforced in court, may be attached for failure to obey Ordinances.

All Ordinances must be passed by Borough Council by majority vote.  If approved, an Ordinance is then presented to the Mayor for his/her approval or veto.  The Mayor may then sign the Ordinance, let it become effective without signing it after 10 days, or veto it and return it to Borough Council with his/her objections.  Borough Council then has 10 days to override the veto and approve the Ordinance by a 2/3 vote.


To download a summary of the most common Ordinances, click on the links below:

Summary of Ordinance Regulations
Ordinance Reminders


To file a formal complaint about an Ordinance violation, click on the link below:

Ordinance Complaint Form


To download Ordinances, click on the links below:

Section I – pp. 1 – 217    Intro/Index to Chap. 103 Junk Yards


Adoption of Code. Sec 1

Chapter 7 Auditor

Chapter 17 Fireman Relief

Chapter 22 Drug Task Force

Chapter 24 Investment Trust

Chapter 33 Officers and Employees

Chapter 35 Pensions

Chapter 39 Salaries

Chapter 42 Sewage Authority

Chapter 44 Shade Tree

Chapter 51 Amusement and Amusement Devices

Chapter 53 Animals

Chapter 57 Brush, Grass and Weeds

Chapter 61 Building Construction

Chapter 64 Burning

Chapter 69 Public Entertainment

Chapter 71 Curfew Minors

Chapter 72 Erosion and Sedimen Control

Chapter 76 Firearms and Weapons

Chapter 79 Fire Prevention

Chapter 82 Fire Suppression

Chapter 83 Fire Suppression Rapid Key

Chapter 86 Flood Control

Chapter 89 Garage Sales

Chapter 90 Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse

Chapter 93 Gasoline Stations

Chapter 97 Heating Equipment

Chapter 103 Junkyards


Section II – pp. 218 – 561  Chap. 108 Littering – Chap 156 Vehicles, Abandoned & Junked


Section III – pp. 562 -702 Chap. 159 Vehicles & Traffic – Chap. 163 Zoning

FINAL – Ordinance Book SEC 3 April 2017