Sidewalk Inspection & Repairs
Repair and maintenance of sidewalks throughout the Borough are the responsibility of the property owner. The Borough conducts a Borough-wide inspection of our sidewalks to ensure that they are being maintained to current Borough Code. The last inspection took place 2018.
A systematic inspection of all sidewalks throughout the Borough was conducted in 2013 and again in 2018. The sidewalk repairs will be examined BEFORE concrete pouring, in addition to final inspection, to ensure that it is in compliance with the current safety standards and Borough Code and to inspect any cuts or damage to shade tree roots, so we may monitor potential future impact on the Shade Trees.
If your sidewalk is deemed to be in need of repair, you will receive a copy of the "Sidewalk Inspection Form" which will indicate the type of violation and the specifications and options for repair. If you are not home at the time the inspection takes place you will find the inspection form taped to your door. You can download a sample of the inspection document by clicking on the button to the right.
DEADLINES: Repairs must be made no later than ten (10) months from the date of the inspection. Extensions: repairs must be completed ay May 31.
REMEMBER: You must obtain a building permit from the Borough prior to beginning any sidewalk repair work. If the permit has been applied for as a result of the inspection AND applied for within the 10 months, then the permit fee is waived.
QUESTIONS: Please contact the Borough Office.
NEW! Interpreting Your Inspection Form - Slide Show:
Use the arrows below to navigate through the slides for more information on interpreting the sidewalk inspection results. Clicking on the slide show will open the slides in a larger window for easier viewing.