John J. Ward
Director of Code Enforcement
Paul J. Dick
Code Enforcement Officer
Rental Properties Inspector
John J. Ward
All residents are reminded to contact the Code Office at
610-534-4803 for permit information and requirements
before commencing any new construction or alterations.
Residents are also reminded that sidewalks and any
common access driveways must be cleared of snow or ice no
later than twenty-four (24) hours after the snow has
ceased to fall. Piling of snow in the street is strictly prohibited.
The Township enacted an ordinance whereby owners of
rental units within the Township are required to secure an
annual certificate of use for each occupied or unoccupied
dwelling unit according to the regulations listed in the ordinance.
Residents are reminded never to blow grass clippings in
the street. Doing so clogs the sewer inlets and can lead to
roadway flooding. If you employ a landscaper, please
pass this information along – your neighbors will thank you!
Improper management of discarded needles and other sharp
items can pose a health risk to the public and our Public Works
Township Ordinance requires needles and other sharp items
to be placed inside a hard, plastic container, such as a detergent
bottle, with a screw-on cap or tightly secured lid. We ask that you
label the container “Not for Recycling” and place it out with your
regular trash. Failure to follow the proper guidelines will result
in fines ranging from $300 to $1,000 per occurrence.
Residents in Ridley Township are required by ordinance to clean
up after their pet while walking their dog along streets or in public
parks. When pet waste is left on the ground, rain and snowmelt
can wash it into storm drains or directly into waterways. This
“stormwater runoff” can contaminate our sources of drinking
water. Animal waste breeds harmful bacteria promotes excessive
plant growth, and causes algae blooms, which can kill fish and
Selling your home? Contact the Code Enforcement office
to obtain the necessary information before going to settlement.
Any other questions regarding codes or ordinances, please contact
the office at 610-534-4803.