Scottdale is regulated by zoning ordinances that set forth all standards, procedures and requirements for building, reconstruction and uses of all buildings within the Borough. The Borough also has codes governing uses of land and buildings. The Borough office enforces building codes, performs inspections and cites violators. Here are common zoning building code rules.
- Exposed metal and wood surfaces must be painted or have other protective coatings.
- Home owners are responsible for the care and maintenance of trees which are on their property and those which abut their property
- House numbers must be visible from the street.
- Separate the rain water down spouts from the sanitary sewer.
- Care should be taken to avoid driving over curbs, planting strips and sidewalks causing damage to the right-of-way with a vehicle. All sidewalk and curb maintenance and replacement is the property owner’s responsibility.
- Parking or storing of commercial vehicles, including tractor trailers, construction trucks, etc. is prohibited on residential streets.
- Do not drain swimming pools across a neighbor’s property. Water must flow into storm sewers.
- All above or in-ground swimming pools and hot tubs must be issued a building and zoning permit.
- Accessory structures such as storage sheds, garages and fences require a zoning permit.
- Weeds and grass may not exceed a height of ten inches. Yards must not be cluttered or littered with rubble, trash, refrigerators, unused furniture, toys, building materials, etc.
For more information or questions, contact the Borough office at 724-887-8220