Berks - Albany Township
P.O. Box 197
Kempton, PA 19529
Main Contact: Monica Rabert, Secretary-Treasurer
Type of Government: Second Class Township
Residential Resale Inspection Information
Albany Township DOES NOT require Point of Sale inspections.
Act 133 of 2016
Act 133 of 2016 is a Pennsylvania law changing the way that local governments must issue Use & Occupancy permits to homeowners, protecting your clients from abusive inspection practices.
Contact the Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS® if...
...your client is being denied a U&O permit or temporary access permit, or the municipality is inhibiting the settlement as a result of a U&O inspection.
...your client is being asked by the municipality to provide escrow as a condition of issuing a U&O certificate.
...your client is being asked to make repairs or correct violations any sooner than 12 months after the point of sale.
... a municipal official tells you that Act 133 does not apply to them for any reason.
Sign Ordinances and Solicitation Rules
For Sale / Sold Signs
Albany township DOES NOT require permits for For Sale / Sold signs.
Maximum one sign allowed per street abutting the lot. On residential lots of up to two (2) acres, up to six (6) square feet per sign. On residential lots greater than two (2) acres, up to twelve (12) square feet per sign. Off-premise signs are not permitted in residential districts.
Open House Directional Signs
Albany township DOES NOT require permits for Open House directional signs.
Maximum of two open house signs allowed per lot, up to four (4) square feet per sign. May be placed a maximum of five days prior to the event, and must be removed within 24 hours of end of open house. Off-premise signs are not permitted in residential districts.
Building Codes and Zoning
Albany Township has OPTED-OUT of the enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 PA Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended.
The PA Department of Labor and Industry is responsible for the inspection of Commercial buildings.
Third party agencies hired by the property owners or their contractors enforce the residential requirements of the UCC.
Rental Property Inspection Information
Rental Property Inspections
Albany Township DOES NOT require rental property inspections, with the exception of inspections for short-term rentals.
Short-Term Rental for Residential Purposes
Board of Supervisors
Josh Rabert, Chairperson
Charles Volk, Vice Chairperson
Christopher Schucker, Member
Tina Weidele, Tax Collector
Public Meeting Schedule
Board of Supervisors
First Monday monthly at 7:30 p.m. at Kempton Fire Company Social Hall
First Monday monthly at 8:00 p.m. at Kempton Fire Company Social Hall
Zoning Hearing Board
Meetings as-needed, contact Zoning Officer
Monica Rabert, Secretary-Treasurer, Public Records Officer
James L. Davis, Solicitor
Dennis Reiss, Zoning Officer
Joseph Body, Engineer
Lehigh Soils and Wetlands, Sewage Enforcement
|Millage Rate (County):|
|Real Estate Mills Municipal:||0.6|
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Realty Transfer Percent
|PA State Transfer Percent:|
|Realty Transfer Percent Municipal:||0.5|
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Other Tax Information
|Per Capita Tax:||10|
|Earned Income Municipal (%):||0.5|
|Earned Income School District (%):|
|Local Services Tax:||52|
(Municipal data last updated August 15, 2019)
The information contained in this profile is only intended to provide a general summary of real estate-related laws and regulations in this municipality. It is not intended to take the place of written law, ordinances, or regulations that can be obtained directly from the municipality.