Code Enforcement

Mission

Our mission is to attain compliance with Aberdeen codes regarding land use regulations and the maintenance of homes and premises through education, cooperation, enforcement and abatement to achieve a cleaner, healthier and safer Aberdeen.

Responsibilities

In an effort to keep Aberdeen clean, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing to all residents and visitors, Code Enforcement is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring compliance of all Aberdeen Township revised general ordinances, property maintenance codes, county, and state laws and regulations.

Code Enforcement also strives to promote a higher quality of life by promoting awareness and compliance with township codes in order to stabilize and reverse the deterioration of neighborhoods and business districts. Citizens are encouraged to foster a strong sense of civic pride and voluntarily comply with township ordinances. Those failing to maintain their properties in compliance with township codes pose a risk of a violation and fine.

Common Violations

Code Enforcement deals with many different types of code violations. The most common violations are listed below:

  • High Grass and Weeds higher than ten inches - Tree trimming, clear shrubs, limbs and branches from public right-of-way at least 80 inches over sidewalks and 14 feet over roadways
  • Inoperable and abandoned motor vehicles for more than seven days
  • Trash and Debris - homeowners and tenants are responsible for maintaining all property grounds free of junk, trash and debris - this includes the storage of any furniture not intended for outdoor use, appliances, tires of similar items
  • Sidewalks maintained free of all potential tripping hazards. Raised edges, large cracks, and other deficiencies
  • Water that is collected from roof drains, sump pumps, pools, and other potential hazardous collecting devices that would be a health concern
  • Township trash and recycling issues and schedules
  • Signs within the business district and residential
  • Snow removal within 24 hours of the cessation of the storm
  • Continued Certificate of Occupancy in accordance with the Township Ordinance
  • Vacant and abandoned properties, houses

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