Forty Fort

Borough

Code Enforcement

Contact Information

Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer

Thomas Craig

Address: 1271 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort, PA 18704
2nd Floor

Email: tcraig@fortyfort.org
Phone: (570) 287-8586 Ext. 5

Property Maintenance Officer

Frank Pascucci

Address: 1271 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort, PA 18704
2nd Floor

Email: fpascucci@fortyfort.org
Phone: (570) 287-8586 Ext. 6

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Notice

The Code Enforcement Office has recently had complaints called in and left on voice mail with no call back information and anonymous complaint forms dropped off at the Borough Building.

Anonymous complaints can only be acted on if the violation is visible from the street, sidewalk or public alley. The Code Enforcement Officers cannot go on private property to look for violations even if a complaint has been made. This is why we require complaints be filed on the approved form, including the name and contact information of the complainant. If we cannot see the violation from a public area we may ask to come on your property to see it. Once we see a violation we will take the necessary steps to have it corrected.

Please help us to help you. Fill out the complaint form which is available at the Borough Building as well as the Borough website, www.fortyfort.org.  You can mail, e-mail, fax or drop the form off at the Code Enforcement Office. We will contact you if we need to go on your property to verify the complaint.

What is a Code Enforcement Officer

“A Code Enforcement Officer is a sworn or non-sworn inspector, officer or investigator, employed by a borough, city, or county, who possesses specialized training in, and whose primary duties are the prevention, detection, investigation, and enforcement of violations of laws regulating public nuisance, public health, safety, and welfare, public works, business activities and consumer protection, building standards, land-use, or municipal affairs.”

“Code enforcement is a function local governments perform that citizens consider important for accomplishing community goals, such as protecting property values and the environment. Others view code enforcement as an annoying intrusion into the free use of private property. Traditionally, it has been a process whereby local governments use various techniques to gain compliance with duly-adopted regulations such as land use and zoning ordinances, health and housing codes, sign standards, and uniform building and fire codes. In recent years, federal and state regulations governing air and water quality and the transport and storage of hazardous wastes, and requirements for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act have come into play. Local governments are now obliged to include enforcement of these rules and regulations in the array of responsibilities they assume for protecting the public health and welfare.

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