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Municipal Information

Allegheny - Aleppo Township

General Information

Type of Government: First Class Township
Home Rule: No
Municipal Building: Municipal Building

Website: http://aleppotownship.com/
Phone: 412-741-6555
Fax: 412-741-7062
Email: info@aleppotownship.com

Building Address:
100 North Drive
15143 Sewickley
PA
Allegheny

Mailing Address:
100 North Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Main Contact: Gwen Patterson, Manager

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Exterior:

  • Sidewalks and curbs: All sidewalks, driveways, parking spaces and stairways must be kept in good condition and maintained free from hazardous conditions.
  • Handrails: Every exterior and interior flight of stairs over 4 steps must have a handrail on one side of the stairs, landing, deck or ramp. Every handrail and guard must be firmly fastened and capable of supporting weight.
  • Foundation: All foundation walls must be maintained in good condition to prevent cracks, leaks, holes, etc.
  • Rubbish: If a person resides in Aleppo Township within an individual or multifamily residence, they must use the Township's designated collection service. o If a person resides in a multifamily residence (more than four units), commercial zone, institutional zone, or industrial zone, they shall negotiate and individually contract a collection service. o Garbage should be confined to a leak-proof and fly-proof metal, rubber, or plastic receptacle or trash bag, any of which must be watertight and equipped with a tight fitting cover. o Containers should be maintained to be free of sharp edges and replaced when deteriorated. o Receptacles should have a capacity of 10 to 40 gallons and have a maximum loaded weight of 40 pounds. o Plastic bags should have a maximum capacity of 30 gallons and have a maximum loaded weight of 35 pounds. o All containers shall comply with the standards set by the National Sanitation Foundation. o Accumulation of garbage is prohibited and should be collected weekly from a collection point specified by the Township or collector. o Collection times are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Broken windows: Windows, door and frame must be in good repair and structurally sound to exclude rain and wind from entering the building. Screens (16 mesh per inch) not torn or loose are located in all windows, doors and openings used for ventilation during the warmer months. Every screen door used for insect control shall have a self-closing device in good working condition. Screens not required where other approved means (i.e., curtains, insect repellent fans) are used.
  • Peeling paint: Exterior is free of peeling paint and penetrations.
  • House numbers: Buildings must have approved address numbers placed where they are plainly legible and visible from the street. Numbers must in Arabic numerals and at least 4 inches tall and minimum width of 0.5.
  • Roof: Must be structurally sound, tight and have no defects to cause water dampness in the walls or interior portion of the building.
  • Sheds: All accessory structures, including private garages, parking areas, swimming pools, and storage sheds may be erected and maintained in residential districts. o Accessory structures shall not be in front yards. o Accessory structures shall be set back at least ten feet from nearest property line. o Building permit must be obtained prior to the erection of any accessory structure.
  • High grass and weeds: Weeds shall be cut prior to growing to a height as to seed.
  • Pools: Outdoor pools capable of holding 24 inches in depth or more must be completely surrounded by a fence that is at least 48 inches in height. Gates and doors for the fence must be self-closing and self-latching. Release mechanism must be at least 54 inches above the bottom of the gate; otherwise special requirements apply. Spas/Hot Tubs: May be exempt is they have a safety cover that complies with ASTM F 1346 (American Society of Testing and Materials).
  • Exterior stairs: Stairways, decks, porches and balconies must be structurally sound. Stairways, fire escapes and other means of exiting a building must remain clear and unobstructed.
  • Chimneys/Towers: All chimneys and towers must be in good repair and structurally safe. Where applicable, exposed surfaces must be protected against decay and rust.
  • Extermination: The owner of any building must be responsible for extermination of a structure including common/shared areas. However, an occupant is responsible for extermination of a dwelling unit when the infestation exists only in the one unit. Multiple units infested is the owner's responsibility for extermination.
  • Overhang Extensions: Overhang extensions (canopies, signs, awnings, etc.) must be in good repair and properly anchored. Where applicable, the overhangs must be protected against decay and rust.
  • Fences/Walls (Exterior): Must be free of holes, breaks, loose or rotting boards/timbers. Exterior paint and/or siding must be kept in good repair. o Fences located in a front yard may not exceed three feet in height. o Fences located in side or rear yards may not exceed six feet in height. o Fences located in any residential district may not be constructed of barbed wire or razor wire. o Fences shall be maintained to be sturdy and in good condition. o Fences incapable of supporting 105 pounds in weight without bending, breaking, leaning, or moving shall be deemed insufficiently sturdy. o Fences and/or walls shall not obstruct the clear sight triangle. o No fence or wall shall be erected in any public right-of-way. o Building permit must be obtained through the Township prior to erecting a fence or wall.

Interior:

  • Smoke alarm: Owners are responsible for providing a functioning smoke detector installed on every floor as well as at the top of any stairwell, if open to common hallways. One smoke detector for each 50 linear feet in common hallways/corridors is required. Common storage areas and boiler room also requires installation of one smoke detector.
  • Handrails: Every exterior and interior flight of stairs over 4 steps must have a handrail on one side of the stairs, landing, deck or ramp. Every handrail and guard must be firmly fastened and capable of supporting weight.
  • Sump pump: Each owner, possessor or tenant of property located within Aleppo Township is prohibited from allowing the admittance of stormwater from pavements, roofs and other sources into sanitary sewer systems.
  • Sprinkler system: In accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 25).
  • Heating systems: Owners or the person in charge are responsible to furnish heat of not less than 68░ F. (20░ C.) in all habitable rooms during the colder months. Water heater is not leaking and has a pressure relief valve and discharge tube.
  • Water supply: Public.
  • Safe stairs: Must be capable of supporting the normal use load and shall be kept in good repair and condition.
  • GFCIs: Every new bathroom receptacle shall have at least one GFCI installed. Laundry room/area must have a grounded-type receptacle or GFCI.
  • Exit Doors: All properties must provide for a safe and continuous path from any point in the building to a public street. Basement sleeping rooms must have at least one operable window or exterior door. These windows or doors must have devices that secure the unit. Doors must be able to open and close easily and are weather tight. Cellar doors must be able to be opened from the inside, accessible to emergency personnel, prevent rodent and water access.
  • Sewer: Public.
  • Walls: No flaking or peeling paint. No cracked or loose plaster.
  • Windows: Every habitable space must have at least one window that is of adequate size facing directly outdoors or to a court. Windows must be able to be opened and stay opened as well as the ability to be locked/secured.
  • Appliances: Dryer must be vented to the exterior of the structure.
  • Exhaust Fans: Is operational in bathrooms or a window is able to be opened.
  • Plumbing: All plumbing and fixtures must be free of leaks. All sinks, bathtubs and showers must supply hot or tempered and cold running water in accordance with the International Plumbing Code. Toilets must be able to flush and have a shut-off valve. Sinks have traps and a shut-off valve.

Other:

Certificates Required:

  • Occupancy/Change of Use
  • Landlord Tenant Form
  • Landlord Reports §309-4 - Required by landlords through the Township Secretary.
    • Report must be submit a report detailing a list of all owned dwellings, addresses of each, descriptions of each, whether or not dwelling is occupied by a tenant, and names of all tenants.

Sign Ordinances and Solicitation Rules

For Sale/Sold Signs:
  • Real Estate Signs  §400-13.5 - Sign advertising the sale or rental of a property on which sign is erected.
    • Located in Residential districts, sign face cannot exceed four square feet in size.
    • Sign shall be placed at least 15 feet from property line, unless structure is closer to the front property line.
    • Limit one temporary sign. 
    • Sign shall be removed upon settlement or rental of the property. 
    • Located in the Planned Residential Development (PRD) district, limit one sign to be located in dwelling window.
    • Sign Permit not required if sign is less than six square feet in size. 
Solicitation Rules:

Peddling and Soliciting Ordinance §277 - 

No person shall engage in soliciting or peddling in the Township of Aleppo without first obtaining a license through the Township Manager by application.

However, as outlined in this Ordinance, exceptions apply to the following:

  • The seeking and taking of orders by real estate, insurance, or securities brokers and salespersons licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Any individual seeking contributions on behalf of organizations or nonprofit corporations per the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purpose Act of 1990 and whom possess a card or other evidence of their authority to solicit for that organization.  
  • License exemptions apply to persons 18 years of age or younger who engage in soliciting or peddling on behalf of organizations or nonprofit corporations granted tax-exempt status per the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or exempt from registration requirements per the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purpose Act. These persons must still abide by peddling and soliciting regulations per §277-3.
Permit Requirements/Fee:

Peddling and Soliciting License Fee §277-2 - Obtained through the Township Manager.

  • Permit fees are as follows:
    • One-week Permit - $100
    • One-month Permit - $400
  • No licensed solicitor or peddler shall engage in soliciting or peddling before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday and not at all on Sundays or holidays on which the Allegheny Courts are closed. 
  • License card shall be worn or openly displayed when soliciting or peddling and exhibited upon request to any police officer or other person the police officer may call. 
  • License is non-transferable.
  • Licensed solicitor or peddler shall not attempt to enter any dweller without invitation and shall leave upon request. 
  • Licensed solicitor or peddler shall not conduct activity upon property displaying a sign prohibiting soliciting and/or peddling.
  • No licensed solicitor or peddler shall have exclusive right to any public street or sidewalk. 
  • Licensed solicitor or peddler shall not represent the license card as an endorsement of his or her goods or services.
  • Licensed solicitor or peddler shall surrender license card upon cancellation of license.

Building Codes and Zoning

Building Code Requirements:

The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, has been adopted and incorporated as the Municipal Building Code of the Township of Aleppo per §135-2.

Aleppo Township has adopted the 2009 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) and all subsequent editions as the Property Maintenance Code of the Township of Aleppo per §290-1.

Property Maintenance Requirements/Code Enforcement:
  • Animals §123 - 
    • Dogs must be licensed through Allegheny County for the current year.
    • It is unlawful to allow a dangerous, sick, infectious, or vicious dog to run at large.
    • It is unlawful to allow a dog to run at large between April 1 and October 1.
  • Junkyards §232 - 
    • It is unlawful to operate as a junk dealer or use private property as a junkyard or salvage yard without first obtaining a license through the Township Secretary.
  • Nuisances §256 - 
    • It is unlawful to use public or private property in a manner that interferes with the reasonable enjoyment of other people, is unlawful, or produces annoyance, discomfort, or hurt to other people. 
  • Peace and Good Order §271 - 
    • It is unlawful to disturb the peace with disorderly conduct (i.e., fighting, threatening, making unreasonable noise, being offensive, engaging in any act meant to cause discomfort or annoyance, loitering, engaging in any act, word, or conduct meant to cause a disturbance of the peace). 
  • Scrapyards §322 - 
    • It is unlawful to allow private property to be operated as a scrapyard for automobiles, other motor vehicles, or for the scrapping of metals.
Zoning Regulations:
  • Zoning Districts - click here

Districts - 

Ø Single-Family Residential - R-1

Ø Multi-Family Residential - R-2

Ø Rural Residential - R-3

Ø Weber's Corner Village - WCV

Ø Commercial/Industrial - C-2

Ø Planned Residential Development - PRD

 

Zoning Map: http://aleppotownship.com/wp-content/uploads/Final-Revised-Aleppo-Zoning-Map_6-28-12.pdf

Public Utilities and Septic Ordinances
  • Trash
  • Water - 
    • Aleppo Township Authority
  • Sewer - 
    • Aleppo Township Authority

Rental Property Inspection Information

Exterior:

  • Sidewalks and curbs: All sidewalks, driveways, parking spaces and stairways must be kept in good condition and maintained free from hazardous conditions.
  • Handrails: Every exterior and interior flight of stairs over 4 steps must have a handrail on one side of the stairs, landing, deck or ramp. Every handrail and guard must be firmly fastened and capable of supporting weight.
  • Foundation: All foundation walls must be maintained in good condition to prevent cracks, leaks, holes, etc.
  • Rubbish: áIf a person resides in Aleppo Township within an individual or multifamily residence, they must use the Township's designated collection service. o If a person resides in a multifamily residence (more than four units), commercial zone, institutional zone, or industrial zone, they shall negotiate and individually contract a collection service. o Garbage should be confined to a leak-proof and fly-proof metal, rubber, or plastic receptacle or trash bag, any of which must be watertight and equipped with a tight fitting cover. o Containers should be maintained to be free of sharp edges and replaced when deteriorated. o Receptacles should have a capacity of 10 to 40 gallons and have a maximum loaded weight of 40 pounds. o Plastic bags should have a maximum capacity of 30 gallons and have a maximum loaded weight of 35 pounds. o All containers shall comply with the standards set by the National Sanitation Foundation. o Accumulation of garbage is prohibited and should be collected weekly from a collection point specified by the Township or collector. o Collection times are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Broken windows: Windows, door and frame must be in good repair and structurally sound to exclude rain and wind from entering the building. Screens (16 mesh per inch) not torn or loose are located in all windows, doors and openings used for ventilation during warmer months. Every swinging door shall have a self-closing device in good working condition. Screens not required where other approved means (i.e., curtains, insect repellent fans) are used.
  • Peeling paint: Exterior is free of peeling paint and penetrations.
  • House numbers: Buildings must have approved address numbers placed where they are plainly legible and visible from the street. Numbers must in Arabic numerals and at least 4 inches tall and minimum width of 0.5.
  • Roof: Must be structurally sound, tight and have no defects to cause water dampness in the walls or interior portion of the building.
  • Sheds: All accessory structures, including private garages, parking areas, swimming pools, and storage sheds may be erected and maintained in residential districts. o Accessory structures shall not be in front yards. o Accessory structures shall be set back at least ten feet from nearest property line. o Building permit must be obtained prior to the erection of any accessory structure.
  • High grass and weeds: Weeds shall be cut prior to growing to a height as to seed.
  • Pools: Outdoor pools capable of holding 24 inches in depth or more must be completely surrounded by a fence that is at least 48 inches in height. Gates and doors for the fence must be self-closing and self-latching. Release mechanism must be at least 54 inches above the bottom of the gate; otherwise special requirements apply. Spas/Hot Tubs: May be exempt is they have a safety cover that complies with ASTM F 1346 (American Society of Testing and Materials).
  • Exterior stairs: Stairways, decks, porches and balconies must be structurally sound. Stairways, fire escapes and other means of exiting a building must remain clear and unobstructed.
  • Chimneys/Towers: All chimneys and towers must be in good repair and structurally safe. Where applicable, exposed surfaces must be protected against decay and rust.
  • Extermination: The owner of any building must be responsible for extermination of a structure including common/shared areas. However, an occupant is responsible for extermination of a dwelling unit when the infestation exists only in the one unit. Multiple units infested is the owner's responsibility for extermination.
  • Overhang Extensions: Overhang extensions (canopies, signs, awnings, etc.) must be in good repair and properly anchored. Where applicable, the overhangs must be protected against decay and rust.
  • Fences/Walls (Exterior): Must be free of holes, breaks, loose or rotting boards/timbers. Exterior paint and/or siding must be kept in good repair. o Fences located in a front yard may not exceed three feet in height. o Fences located in side or rear yards may not exceed six feet in height. o Fences located in any residential district may not be constructed of barbed wire or razor wire. o Fences shall be maintained to be sturdy and in good condition. o Fences incapable of supporting 105 pounds in weight without bending, breaking, leaning, or moving shall be deemed insufficiently sturdy. o Fences and/or walls shall not obstruct the clear sight triangle. o No fence or wall shall be erected in any public right-of-way. o Building permit must be obtained through the Township prior to erecting a fence or wall.

Interior:

  • Smoke alarm: Owners are responsible for providing a functioning smoke detector installed on every floor as well as at the top of any stairwell, if open to common hallways. One smoke detector for each 50 linear feet in common hallways/corridors is required. Common storage areas and boiler room also requires installation of one smoke detector.
  • Handrails: Every exterior and interior flight of stairs over 4 steps must have a handrail on one side of the stairs, landing, deck or ramp. Every handrail and guard must be firmly fastened and capable of supporting weight.
  • Sprinkler system: In accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 25).
  • Heating systems: Owners or the person in charge are responsible to furnish heat of not less than 68░ F. (20░ C.) in all habitable rooms during the colder months. Water heater is not leaking and has a pressure relief valve and discharge tube.
  • Water supply: Public.
  • Safe stairs: Must be capable of supporting the normal use load and shall be kept in good repair and condition.
  • GFCIs: Every new bathroom receptacle shall have at least one GFCI installed. Laundry room/area must have a grounded-type receptacle or GFCI.
  • Exit Doors: All properties must provide for a safe and continuous path from any point in the building to a public street. Basement sleeping rooms must have at least one operable window or exterior door. These windows or doors must have devices that secure the unit. Doors must be able to open and close easily and are weather tight. Cellar doors must be able to be opened from the inside, accessible to emergency personnel, prevent rodent and water access.
  • Sewer: Public.
  • Walls: No flaking or peeling paint. No cracked or loose plaster.
  • Windows: Every habitable space must have at least one window that is of adequate size facing directly outdoors or to a court. Windows must be able to be opened and stay opened as well as the ability to be locked/secured.
  • Lights: Every Common hall and stairway in residential occupancies, other than one and two family dwellings, must have lighting at all times with at least a 60-watt light bulb.
  • Dryer must be vented to the exterior of the structure.
  • Exhaust Fans: Is operational in bathrooms or a window is able to be opened.
  • Plumbing: All plumbing and fixtures must be free of leaks. All sinks, bathtubs and showers must supply hot or tempered and cold running water in accordance with the International Plumbing Code. Toilets must be able to flush and have a shut-off valve. Sinks have traps and a shut-off valve.
  • Security: Doors providing access to the dwelling unit must be equipped with a deadbolt lock. Manufacture specifications for installation must be followed as well as maintenance to ensure deadbolt is operable. Sliding bot is not considered an acceptable deadlock. Windows operable within six feet above ground level must be equipped with a window sash locking device.

Other:

Certificates Required:

  • Occupancy/Change of Use
  • Landlord Tenant Form

Landlord Reports §309-4 - Required by landlords through the Township Secretary.

  • Report must be submit a report detailing a list of all owned dwellings, addresses of each, descriptions of each, whether or not dwelling is occupied by a tenant, and names of all tenants.

Student Housing and Occupancy Restrictions:

Cooking is not permitted in a rooming or dormitory unit unless approved through an application for Certificate of Occupancy through the Township. Coffee pots and microwaves are excluded as a cooking appliance. 

Elected Officials

Matthew Doebler, President

George Jones, Commissioner 

Michelle Duplaga, Commissioner 

Arthur Williams, Commissioner 

Daniel Darragh, Commissioner 

Clayton Steup, Tax Collector

Public Meeting Schedule

Board of Supervisor Meetings:

Second and Third Monday monthly at 7:00 p.m. in Township Building. 

Planning Commission Meetings:

As needed. 

Tom Moore, Chairperson

Zoning Hearing Board Meetings:

As needed.

Bruno Russo, Chairperson

Municipal Staff

Gwen M. Patterson, Manager

Kimberly Koskey, Secretary

Clayton Steup, Treasurer

International Code Consultants, Zoning Officer and Building Code Official

Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County):
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 3.5
Real Estate Mills School District:
Total Millage Rate:

Realty Transfer Percent

PA State Transfer Percent:
Realty Transfer Percent Municipal: 0.5
Realty Transfer Percent School District:
Total Realty Transfer Percent:

Other Tax Information

Per Capita Tax: 5
Earned Income Municipal (%): 0.5
Earned Income School District (%):
Local Services Tax: 39

School District


(Municipal data last updated May 16, 2018)

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