Borough Ordinances

This page includes all ordinances currently in effect for the Borough of Millersburg. The Borough last did “re-codification” in 2005, meaning that all ordinances to that point were incorporated into one document. The first set of documents below (“0001.TableofContents” through “keyres”) are digital versions of the current Ordinance book. Ordinance No. 05-05 formally adopted the Ordinance book and made those ordinances effective for the Borough.

Since that date, the Borough Council has adopted a number of additional ordinances, which are posted below according to the year and date of adoption.

All ordinances adopted subsequent to the Ordinance book follow the same naming convention. The number(s) before the dash represent the order in which the ordinance was passed and the two numbers following the dash represent the year. For example Ordinance No. 02-14 changed the ordinance governing possession of alcohol in public parks. The “No. 02-14” means it was the second ordinance passed in 2014.

Four proposed ordinances were assigned numbers but not adopted for various reasons. These are ordinance Nos. 01-05, 04-07, 03-09, 06-11, 2-17, and 3-17.

For information prior to 2005 please contact us.

Ordinances currently under consideration

Under state law, all ordinances under consideration must be in public display at the Borough Office and be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation. As a service to residents, any ordinances currently under consideration will be posted here. You may contact us to provide any feedback.

2005 Re-Codeification

Property Maintenance Code

The Millersburg Borough Council has formally adopted the Property Maintenance Code with an effective date of June 1, 2017. The full text of the ordinance and it’s associated Resolutions are posted below.

The Borough would like to thank everyone who gave feedback on the various drafts of the Ordinance, those who served on the citizens committee, and those who volunteered to serve on the Appeals Board.

Please contact us if you have any specific questions about the Ordinance.

Zoning Ordinance

The Millersburg Borough Council adopted the zoning ordinance on Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016. Millersburg’s Ordinance differs significantly from traditional use-based codes. Millersburg’s codes is based on the form-based zoning model. Under form-based codes, new construction must conform to certain design standards whereas in traditional use-based codes, sections of the municipality are set aside for certain uses. Form-based codes allow the flexibility of mixed types of land use while preserving the character of the community. Form-based codes also contribute to walkable communities because the codes does not force a separation between residential and commercial land uses.

If you are planning any new construction or demolition or planning to install a new sign, please contact the Borough Office to discuss permitting requirements. The Borough of Millersburg uses a third-party company for zoning reviews and UCC permitting.

If your permit is denied, you have the right to appeal to the Zoning Hearing Board.

Please contact us if you have any specific questions about the Ordinance.

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