Bureau of Property Maintenance and Housing Inspections

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.


Our Housing inspectors are Certified Code officials of International Property Maintenance (IPMC) which provides requirements for continued use and maintenance of building elements, site conditions, swimming pools, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems in existing residential and nonresidential structures.



What We Do

The Bureau is committed to working with residents, tenants, property owners, landlords, and community organizations to educate the public on maintaining their properties.




Pursuant to City Ordinance Chapter 238 Rental Property , and Chapter 223 Property Maintenance ,the City of Lancaster has established a Residential Rental Property Program. The PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE is to protect and promote public health, safety and welfare by establishing accountability for the proper maintenance of residential rental housing units through a license and registration program and a systematic inspection process. Regular inspections of rental properties are conducted to ensure safety and maintain quality of life standards.




Systematic inspections are scheduled every 4 years.


We conduct complaint based inspections when notified through Housing Hotline at (717) 291-4706 or email housing@cityoflancasterpa.com to report property maintenance violations.

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.

General Contact Info


120 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603


Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



(717) 291-4724



(717) 291-4721



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.

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Sector Inspectors Contact Information

Randy King

Housing Supervisor
rking@cityoflancasterpa.com (717) 989-3652

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