Codes Department

Cherishing Our Past Embracing Our Future

The Hellertown Borough Code Department plays an important part in keeping the Borough clean and safe. The Codes Officer is responsible for enforcing the property maintenance code adopted by the Borough, as well as the Uniform Construction Code adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Code Office handles complaints and inquiries regarding quality of life issues and property upkeep. The Department also conducts rental property and fire inspection. It also processes permits for new construction, renovations to existing buildings and various miscellaneous permits associated with construction.

Contact the Codes Officer

Kris Russo
Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer

For Zoning and Code Office forms please Click Here

General Info Permits and Sidewalk Inspections

Many types of building and property construction or alterations require permits either thorough Borough ordinances or the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.  Before beginning such projects, check with the Borough’s Code/Zoning Office to check if you need a permit for your project.  There is a fee depending on the type of work being done. Permit applications are available here. The Code Department will help you determine what type of permit is required.

Please be aware that before a property can be sold or transferred, a sidewalk inspection is required by Borough ordinance. Notify the Borough’s Code Office well in advance to avoid last minute delays.  The current property owner/seller is responsible for bring the sidewalk into compliance with Borough ordinance