What We Do
The Bureau of Property Maintenance and Housing Inspections is responsible for ensuring safe and quality housing stock through the administration of the City of Lancaster’s Property Maintenance and Rental Property Ordinances. The bureau establishes long-term strategy for safe housing and implements ordinances to accomplish the goal of safe and quality housing. The Bureau performs inspections to ensure that the City’s housing stock is suitable for habitation and enforces the city ordinances to address housing safety issue such as building conditions, lead paint, and other issues that impact health and quality of life for our residents. The Bureau is committed to preserving safe, good quality homes in the City and to supporting the improvement of the City’s housing assets over time.
The Bureau is committed to working with residents, tenants, property owners, landlords, and community organizations to educate the public on maintaining their properties. Each property owner in the City of Lancaster is responsible for the ongoing maintenance their property.
We are here to support you! If you have questions or to report a housing code violation, please call the Housing Hotline at (717) 291-4706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For violations related to grass and weeds, trash, or snow removal, please contact the SWEEPS hotline at (717) 291-4744 or email SWHotline@cityoflancasterpa.com.
Services We Provide
- Rental property registration
- Systematic rental inspections
- Property maintenance inspections
- Community education about property maintenance
- Addressing residents’ property complaints
Sector Inspectors & Housing Clerks
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.