Code enforcement in Upper St. Clair ensures that the properties in the Township are maintained in a safe and code compliant manner. The Department of Planning and Community Development strives to effectively resolve property maintenance issues while remaining responsive to residents' questions.
The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for working with property owners explaining the Township regulations on vegetation growth, storage of materials and recreational vehicles, residence number identification, noise, litter and other related issues.
These regulations, as adopted by the Board of Commissioners, are intended to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community and its residents.
Below are some frequently asked questions relating to code enforcement:
The Township Code [Chapter 102] allows for parking of a recreational vehicle on a residential property for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. Beyond that, RVs should be stored in a garage or completely enclosed structure.
It is suggested that if you are considering purchasing an RV, you find off site storage if you cannot accommodate storage on your property as required by the Code.
Brush, grass and weeds are addressed in Chapter 48 of the Code. Generally, grass is to be maintained at 6 inches or less between the months of April and October. Shrubbery and other growth which may cause sight distance hazards are also prohibited.
What are the requirements for the installation of a new mailbox or replacement of an existing mailbox?
- in front of and on the same side of the street as your residence
- so that the bottom of the box is 3-1/2 feet to 4 feet above the cartway of the road
- on a semiarch or extended arm-type of support assembly, which, if struck will bend or fall away from the striking vehicle instead of severely damaging the vehicle and injuring its occupants
- so that the front of the mailbox is even with the back of the curb, edge of pavement or edge of paved berm, and the base of the support shall be at least 1 and 1/2 feet from the back of the curb, edge of pavement or edge of paved berm. Support assemblies shall not interfere with drainage facilities or sidewalks
- to meet the minimum requirements of the U.S. Postal Service