What We Do

The Bureau of Code Compliance and Inspections provides for the safety, health and welfare of the general public who live, work and seek recreation in the City of Lancaster. The Bureau conducts inspections to assure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances adopted by the City of Lancaster and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through three operating units: Property Maintenance, Health and Building Code.

 

The PROPERTY MAINTENANCE UNIT performs inspections to ensure that the City’s housing
stock is suitable for habitation and assist in enforcing the city ordinances designed to address
trash, junk, grass and weeds and other nuisances that impact the quality of life in the City. This unit is also the principal unit responsible for enforcement of the City’s Lead Paint Poisoning and Lead Hazard Reduction Ordinance and management of the Lead Program Grants received through HUD.

 

The HEALTH UNIT inspects eateries, mobile food trucks, tattoo businesses and other public facilities to ensure compliance with State health and food safety standards. They also work with other organizations such as Lancaster General Health on initiatives designed to improve the overall health of our city. Efforts include community gardens and healthy food initiatives. The unit is also responsible for coordinating pest control programs for the City.

 

The BUILDING CODE UNIT reviews construction plans and conducts inspections to ensure compliance with the State Uniform Construction Code and applicable local ordinances. The Bureau reviews and evaluates structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical plans for new construction as well as for renovation or remodeling of existing buildings. The Bureau issues all building permits in the City and manages the use of third-party plan review and inspection firms in the City.

 

These units work with other City Departments and Bureaus including the Bureau of Planning, Bureau of Fire, Bureau of Police, Department of Public Works, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as well as the City’s Building Codes Board of Appeals, Housing Appeals Boards, Plumbing Board of Examiners, Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB), Historical Commission, and Property Reinvestment Board. This interaction serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.

 

 

Services We Provide

General Contact Info

Address

120 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

 

Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Phone

717-291-4724

 

Fax

717-291-4721

 

 

Associated Boards, Commissions & Authorities

Sectors

To determine what sector a property is in, click on the BuildingBlocks link (to the right on desktop, below on mobile). Accept the disclaimer. Begin to type the address into the search bar at the top. Select the desired property from the drop down menu. Scroll down to the gray rows, and select Code Inspector Zones.

Relevant Maps

Upcoming Events

Sep
26
2019
Lead Paint Info Session for Landlords & Property Managers
10:00 am
Council Chambers, City Hall Annex (Marion Street entrance)
Landlord & property manager meeting on the dangers our community face from the toxic hazards and how we can help.
Sep
26
2019
Lead Paint Info Session for Landlords & Property Managers
5:30 pm
Council Chambers, City Hall Annex (Marion Street entrance)
Landlord & property manager meeting on the dangers our community face from the toxic hazards and how we can help.
Oct
9
2019
Building Code Board of Appeals Meeting
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Codes Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
The Building Code Board of Appeals reviews and adjudicates appeals of the decisions of the Building Code Official concerning provisions of the building codes. The Building Code Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet at 4:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month when the Agenda has matters posted for discussion, review or disposition.
Oct
10
2019
Lead Paint Info Session for Landlords & Property Managers
10:00 am
Council Chambers, City Hall Annex (Marion Street entrance)
Landlord & property manager meeting on the dangers our community face from the toxic hazards and how we can help.
Oct
10
2019
Lead Paint Info Session for Landlords & Property Managers
5:30 pm
Council Chambers, City Hall Annex (Marion Street entrance)
Landlord & property manager meeting on the dangers our community face from the toxic hazards and how we can help.
Oct
14
2019
Board of Plumber Examiners Meeting
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Codes Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
The Board of Plumber Examiners reviews and considers for approval, license and testing applications for Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Plumbers if the qualifications are deemed to be appropriate. The Board of Plumber Examiners is scheduled to meet at 3:00PM on the second Monday of each month when the Agenda has matters posted for discussion, review or disposition.
Who We Are
Sector Inspectors
Documents & Resources
FAQs
Who We Are
Michael Bireley
Housing Inspector
mbireley@cityoflancasterpa.com
Joseph Bresch
Commercial Building Inspector
jbresch@cityoflancasterpa.com
Robert Cruz
Housing Inspector
rocruz@cityoflancasterpa.com
Delgado Eric
Housing Inspector
edelgado@cityoflancasterpa.com
Kevin Kauffman
Lead Inspector
kkauffman@cityoflancasterpa.com
Randy King
Housing Inspector
rking@cityoflancasterpa.com
John Lefever
Interim Bureau Chief, Building Codes
jlefever@cityoflancasterpa.com
Larry Mansfield
Building Code Inspector
lmansfield@cityoflancasterpa.com
Terri Michael
Building/Plumbing/Zoning Clerk
tmichael@cityoflancasterpa.com
Darren Parmer
Housing Rehabilitation & Lead-Paint Specialist
dparmer@cityoflancasterpa.com
Tom Paul
Building Code Inspector
tpaul@cityoflancasterpa.com
Wilfredo Perez
Housing Inspector
wperez@cityoflancasterpa.com
Elyse Poy
Housing Revitlization A
epoy@cityoflancasterpa.com
Lauren Roth
Housing Billing Clerk
lroth@cityoflancasterpa.com
Edwin Santiago
Housing Inspector
esantiago@cityoflancasterpa.com
Butch Vega
Housing Inspector
jvega@cityoflancasterpa.com
Kim Wissler
Senior Health Officer
kwissler@cityoflancasterpa.com
Sector Inspectors

SECTOR 1

 

Inspector: Randy King
Phone: (717) 989-3652

 

Clerk: Robin Brown
Phone: (717) 291-4706

 

SECTOR 2

 

Inspector: Randy King
Phone: (717) 989-3652

 

Clerk: Robin Brown
Phone: (717) 291-4706

 

SECTOR 3

 

Inspector: Edwin Santiago
Phone: (717) 989-3671

 

Clerk: Sandi Baker
Phone: (717) 291-4824

 

SECTOR 4

 

Inspector: Edwin Santiago
Phone: (717) 989-3671

 

Clerk: Sandi Baker
Phone: (717) 291-4824

 

SECTOR 5

 

Inspector: Will Perez
Phone: (717) 380-1902

 

Clerk: Maria Guzman
Phone: (717) 291-4752

 

SECTOR 6

 

Inspector: Will Perez
Phone: (717) 380-1902

 

Clerk: Maria Guzman
Phone: (717) 291-4752

 

SECTOR 7

 

Inspector: Eric Delgado
Phone: (717) 291-4942

 

Clerk: Sandi Baker
Phone: (717) 291-4751

 

SECTOR 8

 

Inspector: Eric Delgado
Phone: (717) 291-4942

 

Clerk: Sandi Baker
Phone: (717) 291-4751

 

SECTOR 9

 

Inspector: Michael Bireley
Phone: (717) 989-3643

 

Clerk: Maria Guzman
Phone: (717) 291-4752

 

SECTOR 10

 

Inspector: Michael Bireley
Phone: (717) 989-3643

 

Clerk: Maria Guzman
Phone: (717) 291-4752

 

SECTOR 11

 

Inspector: Robert Cruz
Phone: (717) 989-3717

 

Clerk: Robin Brown
Phone: (717) 291-4706

 

SECTOR 12

 

Inspector: Robert Cruz
Phone: (717) 989-3717

 

Clerk: Robin Brown
Phone: (717) 291-4706

Documents & Resources
FAQs