Code Enforcement

Storage Sheds & Accessory buildings

Storage sheds, tool sheds, and other one-story detached accessory buildings less than 200 square feet in area require a zoning permit. The zoning permit application must be accompanied by the required fee, a site plan showing all buildings upon the lot, the location of the proposed accessory building, and the setbacks to all lot lines and streets. Zoning permit applications for accessory buildings that are incomplete will be returned. 

For all storage sheds and accessory buildings with an area of 200 or more square feet, a building permit application must be completed and submitted. The building permit application must include a site plan showing the location of all buildings on the lot, distances of the buildings to the property lines, and the location of all streets. The construction details must also be included with the permit application including how the structure will be attached to the ground. Sheds and accessory buildings with walls within five (5) feet of a property line are required to have the walls fire rated on both sides to prevent the spread of fire. 

Property Maintenance Code

The property maintenance code is used for rental license inspections and U&O inspections for resale and to enforce general property standards. East Greenville currently uses and has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code.

East Greenville Borough has adopted the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code. Several important changes in this code include:

302.8 Motor vehicles. Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth. Exception: A vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including bodywork, provided that such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area designed and approved for such purposes.
Improper storage of inoperable vehicles can be a serious problem. These vehicles are unsightly, clutter the neighborhood, provide a harborage for rodents and are an attractive nuisance for children. No inoperable or unlicensed vehicles are permitted on a property unless approved in other regulations adopted by the Borough. This regulation addresses two problems associated with vehicle storage and repair including the blighting influence that improperly stored inoperable vehicles have on a neighborhood, an