I filed a concern a while ago. Why is it taking so long to resolve?

The Borough is required to follow a legal process, determined by civil and criminal procedures, to establish Municipal Code applicability in relation to an alleged violation. The process involves providing notice to the property owner and allowing the owner an opportunity to work with the Borough toward the goal of compliance. This can be followed by legal action that may include recording a Notice of Violation against the property owner, the filing of a citation, and possible criminal charges depending on the nature of the violation. These processes may take weeks or months to culminate. Since the goal is voluntary compliance, legal actions are a last resort once informal measures are exhausted.

Some issues that often affect resolving compliance matters:

  • There may be difficulties finding or contacting the owner since there are a high number of absentee property owners and rentals in town.
  • The owner may dispute the violation.
  • The owner may have difficulty abating the violations due to the complexities of the case.
  • The owner may choose to pursue the judicial resolution.
  • The judicial resolution is time-intensive and may result in multiple continuations.

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1. What information do I need to obtain a deck permit?
2. Sheds: If I want to erect a shed, does it require a permit?
3. Can I concrete my entire backyard?
4. How do I file a zoning or code concern?
5. I filed a concern a while ago. Why is it taking so long to resolve?
6. I recently received a Notice of Violation for a Code violation. Is this the same thing as getting a ticket?
7. I recently received a ticket for a Code violation. What do I do now?
8. Can I remain anonymous when reporting a Code Enforcement violation?
9. I bought a property from a bank, auction or sheriff sale and need a U & O?