Property Maintenance

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Property Maintenance Code

  • The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary, and not pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare.
  • Owners of property situate in the Township of Abington, whether such property is occupied or vacant, must keep the property reasonably free of weeds, wild honeysuckle, underbrush, cans, bottles or any other refuse or debris which may create or may tend to create a harbor for rats or other hazard to the public health and safety of others.  Owners of all such property must keep the grass cut on their premises, including the grass in the sidewalk areas adjoining their premises.
  • All premises and exterior property shall be free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs; however, this shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.
  • All fences, retaining walls or similar structures shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner and properly maintained in a state of good repair.
  • All accessory structures, including detached garages, sheds, cabanas and swimming pools shall be maintained in structurally sound conditions and in overall good repair.
  • Each structure to which a street number has been assigned shall have such number displayed so that it can be easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way.
  • Each dwelling must have at least one smoke detector on each floor and a minimum of two smoke detectors per dwelling. Smoke detectors save lives.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Bamboo Frequently Asked Questions
Can I park a trailer on my lawn or in the street?
How high am I allowed to grow my grass?
I have an animal control question, who should I contact?
My neighbors property is overgrown. Who do I contact?
My neighbor's tree is unkept, who should I contact?
There has been a broken down car on my neighbors lawn for some time. Is this legal?
There is an abandonded car parked on my street. Who should I contact?
Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk?
Who is responsible for street trees?
The Drain is Just for Rain! Keep grass clippings out of the street!