Ordinance Requirements

A solicitation permit is necessary in the Borough of Scottdale for any residential door-to-door sales or transactions. The salesman is to show this permit upon request. Permits may be obtained at the Borough Building during regular office hours. Fundraising activities, such as hoagie sales and Tag Day must also have a permit.

Property Maintenance
It is unlawful for anyone to store abandoned or junked vehicles, or to place garbage, rubbish or other debris on property within the Borough. In addition all areas shall be kept free from weeds or plant growth in excess of ten (10) inches.

Animal Control
Animals shall be kept under restraint unless it is kept inside a fence. No animal shall be upon any street, public or private property without being held on a leash and under the control of owner or attendant. No person shall allow any animal to soil upon any property, other than that of such person, without immediately removing same.

Subdivision/Land Development
The Borough’s Subdivision/Land Development ordinance regulates the dividing of land, adjustment of property lines between neighbors, development of lots for single family, multi-family and other uses. Plans must first be reviewed and approved by the Borough.

Rental Properties
The Borough requires all those who own or are in control of real estate within Scottdale Borough and allow other persons to occupy the real estate or portions of it, to file an occupancy report with the Borough office. Please contact the Borough office to request a reporting form.

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