Patterson Heights Borough Ordinances

The ordinances listed below go back to the founding of the Borough in 1899.  Many of them were originally written in longhand, and have not been transcribed.  Following the list is an index which may be used to locate ordinances by subject or keyword.

Ordinance Index


Abandoned automobiles 200

Abandoned facilities beneath streets 161, 270

Abandonment of a building or land 146   

Accessory building 146   

Accessory structure 275   

Admission charge 228                          

Air gun 17                                        

Alcohol 233, 274   

Alignment of sewer pipe 73   

Alley 209   

All-terrain vehicles 273   

Alteration of buildings 146, 162   

Amendments to zoning districts 189   

Amusement permit 170, 228   

Amusement tax 170, 228   

Anchoring 184, 275   

Animal feces 210   

Animal maintenance 200   

Animals 1, 2, 5, 98, 210   

Animals on sidewalks or pavements 3   

Animals on streets 5   

Animals running at large 2, 210   

Annual cleaning of cellars 1   

Antenna 217   

Apartment 189   

Appeals 184   

Application to tap into sewer 73   

Assessment 71, 152, 160 Assessor 154   

Association 153 

Auditor, Borough elected 272, 277   

Auditor, independent 272, 277   

Auto dismantling 84   

Awnings 22 

Backfilling 161, 270   

Barker Avenue 9, 13, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33, 34, 71, 74   

Barking 210   

Barn 98   

Barricades 161   

Base flood 275   

Basement 198, 275   

Basketball court 233, 243, 274   

Basketball hoops 273   

Bathroom 189   

Beaver County Light Company 58   

Beaver County Telephone Company 18   

Beaver Falls 45, 71, 176   

Beaver Valley Electric Light and Power Co. 15, 38, 39   

Beaver Vallsy Country Club 146, 166   

Bedroom 189   

Bicycle/skateboard ramps 273   

Board of Health 1   

Board of Zoning Adjustment 146, 209   

Boat trailers 273   

Boats 273   

Bone boiling 1   

Borough Building 233, 243   

Borough Council, powers of 1   

Borough Engineer 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 45, 71, 114   

Borough Grade Book 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 45, 92, 114   

Borough line 45   

Borough park 233, 235, 243   

Borough Treasurer 71   

Borrow 206   

Bridge Street 71   

Brush on streets 22   

Buffer yard 209   

Building code 231   

Building height 209   

Building lines 146   

Building permit 184, 209, 280   

Building permit fee 190   

Building placement 275   

Building set back 146   

Building size 146 

Bulky waste 224   

Burning 22, 203, 236, 250   

Burning of waste or recyclables 224   

Bus 273 

Businesses 155   

Butchering 1   

Capital equipment purchase 221   

Card playing in public 6   

Cartway width 92   

Catch basins 152   

Cats 210   

Cattle 1, 2, 5   

Cell tower 217   

Center line  114   

Central Alley 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 71   

Central Avenue 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 45, 71, 74   

Central District and Printing Telegraph Co. 4   

Certificate   of insurance 161   

Cesspool 1, 73, 200   

Changes to zoning districts 189

Charitable 281   

Chicken coop 98   

Chief of Police 165, 233, 235, 239, 247, 248   

Child care facility 243   

Cistern 200   

Code enforcement 246   

Collars on animals 210   

Collection of recyclables, co-mingled 224   

Commercial  146   

Commissions 155   

Common open space 243   

Communicable disease 1   

Communicable disease, exposure to 1   

Communicable disease, notification of 1   

Compensation 155   

Condemnation 207   

Condemnation of street 242   

Conditional use 209, 217   

Conduct of minors, unlawful 173   

Conduits 18   

Congregating or loafing 6   

Construction 162, 184, 275   

Construction of buildings 146   

Construction permit 275   

Construction waste 224   

Containers, recycling 224   

Controlled substances 274   

Conversion apartment  146, 189   

Conversion of buildings 162   

Corporation 153   

Cows 98   

Curb construction 220   

Curb cut 220, 280   

Curb grade 92, 114   

Curbs 160   

Curbside collection 224   

Curfew 56, 173, 233, 235   

Curfew bell 56   

Dangerous conditions 1   

Dangerous materials 275   

Dangerous structures 200   

Darlington Alley 13   

Darlington Avenue 9, 14, 24, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34   

Darlington Road 71, 92   

Darlington Road reconstruction 63   

Dead animals 1   

Debt 194, 206, 221   

Delinquent Real Estate Transfer Tax 238   

Demolition 162, 207   

Demolition of street 242

Denial of identification card 281   

Department of Community Affairs 193, 206   

Dept. of Community and Economic Development 269 

Department of Highways 63   

Deposits for street openings 161   

Diseased animals 210   

Disorderly conduct 6   

Disposal of solid waste 212   

Disruptive conduct 227, 246   

Document 153   

Domestic animals 210   

Drainage 184, 275   

Drainage lines 152   

Drainage structure 63   

Drainpipe construction 1   

Drains 1   

Drinking in public 6   

Drinking water 1   

Driveway 220, 280   

Driveway construction 220   

Driveway width 220   

Dumpster 224   

Duplex 209   

Dwelling unit 209   

Dye tests 280   

Earned Income Tax 155   

Eight miles per hour 16   

Eighth Avenue 74, 92, 114   

Eighth Street 74, 92, 95   

Election 7   

Electric lights 38, 39   

Electric service 15   

Electrical systems 184   

Elevation 114   

Elevation requirements 184   

Elm Avenue 9, 25, 32, 33, 34, 71, 74   

Emergencies 161, 165, 236, 248   

Emergency errand 56   

Emergency vehicles 244, 273   

Employer obligations 155   

Engineer 73   

Enlargement of buildings 162   

Entertainment 228   

Equibank 206   

Erection of buildings 162   

Erosion control 193   

Essential service 146   

Excavations 12, 73, 161, 270   

Explosion 36   

Explosive substance 36   

Extension of structure 146   

Fallston Borough 269   

False alarms 239, 247   

Family 209   

Family farm 196   

Farm equipment 273   

FEMA 275   

Fence height 249   

Fence materials 249   

Fences 146, 182, 217, 249   

Fern Avenue 9, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 71, 74   

Fifth Avenue 74, 92, 114   

Fifth Street 74, 92, 95, 114   

Fill 275   

Fire Chief 189, 236   

Fire Department 239, 247, 281   

Fire hydrants 8   

Firearms 17   

Firemen's Relief Association 79   

Fireplace 236, 250   

Fireworks 1   

Firing of metal instruments 36   

First Avenue 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 71, 74   

Flobert rifle 17   

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) 275   

Flood Insurance Study (FIS) 275   

Flood-Fringe Area 184, 198   

Flooding 184, 275   

Flooding area 198   

Floodplain 193, 198, 275   

Floodplain Administrator 275   

Floodplain management 198   

Floodproofing requirements 184   

Floodway 198   

Floodway Area 184, 275   

Flushers 71   

Flush-tank 73   

Football goal posts 273   

Foot-front Rule 71, 152, 160   

Fourth Avenue 74, 92, 114   

Fourth Street 74, 92, 95, 114   

Front yard 146   

Garage 223   

Garbage 1, 200, 224   

Garbage pickup placement timing 224   

Gas service 11   

Gate 182   

Geese 2, 5   

General obligation note 194, 221   

General revenue 155   

Generator 269   

Goats 98   

Grade 1, 8, 9, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 45, 63, 114   

Grade of sewer pipe 73   

Grease trap 73   

Grills 236, 250   

Gross floor area 209   

Gunpowder 1, 36   

Habitable living area 189 

Harrah Avenue 9, 24, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 71, 74   

Hattie Street 9, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 71, 74   

Hazardous materials 184   

Hazardous waste 224   

Hedges 146   

Height of buildings 146, 162   

Hillside Avenue 33, 45, 71, 89, 92   

Historic structure 275   

Hockey nets 273   

Home occupations 146   

Horses 2, 3, 5, 98   

Hospitals 193   

Hours for burning 250

Hours of solicitation 281   

House 146   

House numbers 77, 240   

House trailers 146, 273

Identification card 281   

Improvements to streets 161   

Incline track 71   

Indebtedness 7, 221, 264, 266, 267   

Industrial zone 146   

Industry 146   

Inflammable articles 1   

Inhabited trailers 119   

Inspections 73, 119, 184, 275   

Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement 269   

International Property Maintenance Code 242   

Jails or prisons 193   

Junk yards 84   

Junked automobiles 200   

Land development 184, 209   

Landfill 212   

Landlord 227, 246   

Landlord registration 246   

Large portable storage containers 273   

Large van 273   

Large vehicles 244, 273   

Leaf waste 224   

Leash 210   

Liability insurance for street openings 161, 270   

Limousine 273   

Living unit 189   

Load limits 165   

Location of buildings 146   

Lot 146, 209   

Lot area 209   

Lot coverage 209   

Lot percentage of occupation 146   

Lot width 209   

Lowest floor 198   

Maintenance of buildings 146, 162   

Manhole 18, 71   

Manufactured homes 198, 275   

Manufacturers Light and Heat Company 11   

Manure 1   

Map, zoning variance 146   

Mayor 236, 275   

Mediation 209   

Minimum gross floor area 209   

Minors 233, 235, 281   

Missed inspection fees 227   

Mobile (modular) home 209   

Mobile home 146, 184, 198, 273   

Motor home 273   

Movable structures, inhabitable 119   

Moving of buildings 162   

Mules 3   

Multiple dwelling 146   

Multiple Dwelling Overlay District 209   

Municipal Assistance Grant 269   

Municipal Assistance Program 269   

Municipal bell 56   

Municipal building 146   

Municipal Code Official 231   

Municipal lien letters 280   

Municipal waste 204, 212, 224   

Myrtle Avenue 9, 30, 32, 33, 34, 71, 74   

National City Bank 221 

National Flood Insurance Program 275   

Ninth Avenue 74, 92, 114   

No Parking signs 136, 165

No solicitation list 281   

Noise 36, 233   

Nonconforming lot, structure, or use 209

Non-profit 281   

Non-renewal of owner's license 246   

Nuisance 1, 200, 227   

Number of stories in buildings 146   

Nursing homes 193   

Obligation note 264, 266, 267   

Obligations of tenants 246  

Obscenities 233   

Occupancy license 246   

Occupancy of buildings 162   

Occupancy permit 209   

Offal 1   

Offensive odors 1   

Off-street parking 146   

Old Coal Road 71   

One hundred year flood 193   

One-way streets 165, 248   

Outside toilet 73   

Park 233, 235, 274   

Park Zone 146   

Parking 22, 136, 165, 185, 244, 248

Parking requirements 209   

Parking space construction 189   

Parking space size 189   

Patterson Heights Borough Park 233   

Patterson Heights Water Company 8   

Patterson Township 269   

Pavement cuts 161   

Paving 221   

Paving of roads 266

Peddling 281   

PennDOT 266, 267   

Pennsylvania Construction Code 231   

Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank 266

Per capita tax 115, 154   

Permits 161   

Permits for inhabitable movable structures 119   

Person 153   

Pets 210, 274

Photograph identification 281   

Pickup campers 273   

Pig pens 1   

Placard 184, 275   

Planning commission 193, 209   

Playground  146, 233, 243   

Plot plan 146   

Plumbing 184   

PNC Bank 264, 267   

Poles 15, 18, 38, 39, 58   

Police Department 239, 247   

Police officer 235   

Pools 182   

Population density 146   

Portable storage containers 262, 278   

Poultry 98   

Power lines 15   

Principal Borough street 209   

Private garage 146   

Privy 1   

Profanity in public 6   

Professional offices 146   

Professions 155   

Projectiles 17   

Property maintenance 207, 242   

Prothonotary 71   

Public behavior 6   

Public garage 146  

Public health 1   

Public park 274   

Public place 235   

Public safety 1   

Public sewer 71   

Real estate purchase 13   

Real Estate Tax rate 99, 230, 234, 237, 241, 254, 261, 265, 271, 276, 279   

Real estate transfer 196   

Real Estate Transfer Tax 153, 196, 238   

Rear yard 146   

Recorder of Deeds 71, 153   

Recreation 274   

Recreation facilities 274   

Recreational area 146   

Recreational burning 236, 250   

Recreational trailer 273   

Recreational vehicles 275   

Recycling 204, 212, 224   

Reeves Bank 194   

Refuse 1

Registration 281

Religious 281   

Remodeling 146, 209   

Removing of buildings 162   

Rental fees 227, 253   

Rental inspection 227, 246   

Rental owner's license and inspection fee 253   

Rental property registration 280   

Rental reinspection fee 253   

Rental unit inspection 227, 246, 280   

Rental unit manager 227, 246   

Rental units 227   

Repairs 162   

Repairs by the Borough 246   

Repeat inspection fees 227   

Reservoir 1   

Residence 146   

Residential District 209, 217   

Residential Zone 146, 189   

Restoration 146, 270   

Restoring of street opening 161   

Revocation of building permit 184

Revocation of identification card 281   

Revocation of owner's license 246   

Revolver 17   

Rifle 17   

Road loan 266, 267   

Road repair 267   

Road weight limits 263   

Roll-off trash containers 262, 273, 278

Roof pitch 209, 223   

Rooming house 146   

Rubbish 200, 224   

Rubbish on streets 22   

Safety 207   

Salaries 155   

Sale of real estate by Borough 118   

Sanitary sewer system 275   

Sanitary sewers 71, 73, 177, 180, 184   

Sanitary Water Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 71   

Sanitation 207, 242   

Second Avenue 9, 10, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 71, 74   

Secretary 268   

Sedimentation control 193   

Seeing Eye dogs 210   

Semitrailer 273   

Septic tank 73   

Seventh Avenue 74, 92, 114   

Seventh Street 74, 92, 95, 136   

Sewage treatment 176   

Sewer 1, 71   

Sewer bonds 71   

Sewer fees 259   

Sewer pipe alignment 73   

Sewer pipe grade 73   

Sewer rates 280   

Sewer rental 166, 177   

Sewer system construction 71   

Sewer usage charge 176   

Sexual offenders 243   

Shade Tree Commission 215   

Sheep 1, 2, 5, 98   

Short Street 9, 71, 74   

Side yard 146   

Side yard width 182   

Sidewalk 14, 220   

Sidewalk paving 10   

Sidewalk width 10, 14   

Signs 146, 209   

Single family dwelling 146   

Sixth Avenue 74, 92, 114, 136   

Sixth Street 74, 92, 95, 114   

Size of buildings 146   

Size of house numbers 77  

Slaughtering 1  

Slingshots 17  

Small lots 146   

Smallpox vaccination, mandatory 1   

Smoking 274   

Snowmobiles 273   

Soccer goals 273   

Social Security for Borough employees 129   

Soil pipes 1

Solicitation 281   

Special permit 193   

Speed limits 16, 165   

Spring 1   

Spring Street 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 71, 74   

Stable 1, 98   

State Highway Route 204 63   

Stop sign locations 252, 255, 257   

Stop signs 95, 165, 251, 252, 255, 257   

Storage 275   

Storage (garbage, dead animals, manure, rubbish) 146   

Storage building and structure placement 184   

Storm drainage 221   

Storm water 73   

Street Commissioner 161   

Street lights 38, 39, 58   

Street line 63, 146   

Street name change 74   

Street opening permits 270   

Street openings 8, 11, 12, 161, 270, 280   

Streets 160, 184, 194, 275   

Structure 146   

Structure safety 242   

Subdivision 209, 275   

Surface waters 73, 152   

Suspension of owner's license 246   

Swimming pools 182   

Swine 1, 2, 5, 98   

Tap-in fee 73, 180   

Tax Collector 115, 153, 196   

Tax discount 115, 154   

Tax on net profits 155   

Tax penalty 115, 154   

Telegraph lines 15, 18   

Telegraph service 4   

Telephone lines 15, 18   

Telephone service 4, 18   

Tenant 227   

Tenant registration 246   

Tenant's covenants 246   

Tent trailers 273   

Third Avenue 14, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 71, 74   

Timely removal of trash containers 258   

Tow dolly 273   

Townhouse 209   

Trade 146   

Traffic 165   

Trailer 119, 146, 273   

Trailer camps 146   

Transaction 153   

Transfer Tax 153, 196

Transient retail business 281   

Trash bag 224   

Trash containers 258   

Treasurer 268   

Truck camper 273   

Truck tractor 273   

Tunnel 161   

Underground cables 18   

Underground facilities 161   

Undertaker 1   

Uniform Building Code 162   

Uniform Construction Code 231, 275   

Unsafe conditions 119   

Unsanitary conditions 119   

Use of buildings 146, 162   

Use of property 146   

Utilities 207, 184, 275   

Utility facility locating 161   

Value 153   

Vault 1   

Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania 165   

Violent behavior 233   

Wages 155   

Waste 1, 224   

Waste can 224   

Waste disposal 275   

Waste flow control 212   

Waste hauling 224   

Waste reduction 204   

Water closet 1   

Water facilities 184   

Water meters 8   

Water rates 8   

Water systems 275   

Water works 8   

Watercourse 275   

Weeds 91   

Weight limits 89, 263   

Well 1   

White Township 269   

Yard and dimensional requirements 146   

Yard size 146   

Yards 209   

Zoning 146   

Zoning appeal 146, 189   

Zoning districts 146, 189   

Zoning Officer 146, 184, 209   

Zoning permit 146   

Zoning variance 146, 280