CODE ENFORCEMENT HOME ADMINISTRATION CALENDAR CODE ENFORCEMENT CLARKS SUMMIT Fire Co. No 1 Inc. RECYCLING UTILITIES COMMUNITY COUNCIL CLARKS SUMMIT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Clarks Summit Borough is a Zoning Community

In 2002 Clarks Summit Borough Council adopted Ordinance 2002-01.  The purpose of this Ordinance was to adopt current standards to zoning within the Borough.  This Ordinance defined the distribution and definitions for the various zones within the Borough.  Additionally, it covers accessory structures and uses for properties within the Borough boundaries, off-street parking and loading, signs, and development standards.

The purpose of this Ordinance is to set standards that when used appropriately and consistently, will make our Borough a much more attractive and safe community.  This will increase the value of its properties and the visitation level of potential business customers.  This should benefit all taxpayers within our community.

The problem is that people don't always know or understand this Ordinance and its implications.  Therefore, there may be signs placed throughout the Borough that are prohibited under this Ordinance. Additionally, sheds could be placed in illegal places on homeowners properties, businesses could operate in areas not zoned for them and construction could be done without the proper inspections.

To improve this situation, the Borough is asking that before you open your new business, start your new construction, add your new pool, replace a driveway or deck, place a shed on your property or put out your sign, you contact the Clarks Summit Borough Zoning Office to find out if and how this Zoning Ordinance impacts you.  

Code Enforcement Officer : Lori Harris

E-Mail: cscodeofficer@gmail.com

Assistant Code Enforcement Officer : James Doc Doherty

CEO office hours are 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., or by appointment.

PHONE: 570.585.4811
Fax: 570.586.3024

The role, duties and responsibilities of the Code Enforcement Officer include, but are not limited to, physical review of conditions in the field as well as providing assistance to homeowners, tenants, and the business community in understanding related laws and regulations. The CEO will also issue violation notices and respond to citizen complaints and inquiries.

Permits and zoning issues will be handled by the CEO as well.

 

CHECK ACCEPTANCE POLICY

In the event your check is returned unpaid due to insufficient funds, you authorize your check to be electronically redeposited for the face amount of the check.  Recovery fees, as applicable  by state law, will be assessed on all returned checks and may be collected, by us or our agent, from you checking account.

By presenting our check for payment for your transaction, you are acknowledging your acceptance of our Check Acceptance Policy.  If you have any questions concerning our Check Acceptance Policy, please discuss at the time of purchase or you may contact our agent at the phone number below.  Thank You.

1-888-374-3369

 

 
 
 
 
 

Planning Commission ADMINSTRATION OFFICE Zoning Hearing Board

BORO PERMITS AND APPLICATIONS
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TENANT REGISTRATION
Tenant Registration Forms
PARADE
Parade Permit
ZONING
 

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF ZONING COMPLIANCE/USE

 

ZONING HEARING BOARD APPLICATION PACKET

LIQUOR
PEDDLERS
SHADE TREE
Shade Tree Application
BUSINESS REGISTRATION
Business Registration Forms
YARD SALE
yard sale permit
Worker's Compensation Insurance Coverage Info
Suggested Stormwater Management Practices for Private Driveways

Call before you dig! 

Safe digging is no accident!  If you are installing a fence or deck, or digging for a mailbox post, patio or other excavation project, it is important to know what's below.  Call 8-1-1 or 1-800-242-1776 before you dig.  For  more information, visit www.pa811.org.

 

 
POWELL AVE.
PETCO
SHOP
PNC

Online Documents
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ZONING AMENDMENT 2015-06

BORROWING 2015-07

SAPA 2015-08

SALDO 2015-09

2016 TAN - 2015-11

2016 MILLAGE - 2015-12

2016 SEWER RATES - 2015-13

2016 DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE - 2015-14

SEWER AMENDMENT 2016-01

STORAGE CONTAINERS 2016-02

ANIMALS 2016-03

FRONT YARD FENCES 2016-04

 

 

 

 

BOROUGH CODES

Clarks Summit Borough has elected to officially adopt Pennsylvania's statewide building code called the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) on July 8, 2004.  The UCC Administration and Enforcement regulation has adopted the following codes for use throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 12/31/2006:

Clarks Summit Borough now offers you a choice for inspection agencies!  Building Inspection Underwriters can be reached by calling 570-344-9681 and Northeast Inspection Consultants can be reached by calling 570-280-2111.

 Please see Lori for Applications or visit BIU's website at http://www.biupa.com or NEIC's website at http://www.neic.us 

Schedule of Fees   Request for Inspection

Residential Plan Review Requirements - Commercial Plan Review Requirements - Worker's Compensation Coverage Information - Deck Information - Residential Pool Information - Roof Information- Building/Electrical Permits - Mechanical/Plumbing Permits

These code books may be purchased from the International Code Council, either off their web site (www.iccsafe.org) or by calling the ICC at 1-800-786-4452.

Please, visit Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry’s web site (http://www.dli.state.pa.us) for exceptions and information regarding:

Elevators - Lifting Devices - Boilers - Pressure Vessels

Buildings for which a design or construction contract was signed prior to 12/31/2006, should comply with the 2003 versions of the codes listed above.

     International Building Code 2009

        ICC Electrical Code 2009 (National Electric Code 2008)

        International Energy Conservation Code 2009

        International Existing Building Code 2009

        International Fire Code 2009

        International Fuel Gas Code 2009

        International Mechanical Code 2009 (HVAC)

       International Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2009
       (provides alternative compliance approach)

        International Plumbing Code 2009

        International Residential Code 2009

        International Wildland-Urban Interface Code 2009

Some reminders regarding Ordinances in the Borough

When dealing with winter weather conditions, please be mindful of the snow removal requirements.  Click here to read that section of Ordinance.

 Before planning a yard sale, visit the link on yard sale permits for information on signage and the number of sales that are allowed in one year.

A permit is required for any type of carport.  This includes any metal framed, canvas topped structure.

The Borough also has an Ordinance on lawn maintenance.  "All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches."

Please note that there are certain regulations to consider when installing a temporary inflatable or metal pool.  If the water is over 18", a fence is required.  There are also certain setback requirements.

Please be mindful that your dog's barking does not disturb your neighbors per Borough Ordinance 2001-08.  To view a copy of Ordinance 2001-08 click here

Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet per Borough Ordinance 2001-08.  To view a copy of Ordinance 2001-08 click here

You must have a permit issued by Clarks Summit Shade Tree Commission to do any tree trimming, pruning or removal of trees located in the Borough right of way.  This is Borough Law!  Clarks Summit Ordinance 2006-01.
Violators will face a $600.00 fine.  Permit application forms are located on the Code Enforcement page on this site.  To view Ordinance 2006-01 click here.

Sample Plot Plan1    Sample Plot Plan2    Sample Stake Out Project1     Sample Stake Out Project2

For any questions on these reminders, please call the Zoning Office at 570-585-4811.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Home improvement contractors had until July 1, 2009 to register with the State Attorney General's Office under a new Pennsylvania law according to Attorney General Tom Corbett.

Under the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act of 2008, contractors who perform $5,000 or more in improvements in a year must register with the Bureau of Consumer Protection and meet certain insurance and contract requirements.

The registration, which costs $50, is valid for two years.

For more information, please visit http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/index.aspx and click on Home Improvement Contractors Registration.