This is a division of the Licenses & Inspections Department and is responsible for enforcing the minimum maintenance standards and condition of all properties, buildings, and structures in Upper Darby, ensuring the structures are safe, sanitary, and fit for occupation and use. Upper Darby Ordinance 3096 adopts the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code as the standard for the township, which includes 28,000 homes and 150 miles of streets.
Enforcement responsibilities include minimum maintenance standards for basic utilities, facilities, equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation, and fire safety, as well as the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures.
All matters regarding Food & Food Service Establishment Licenses and Inspections are handled by the Delaware County Public Health Department Bureau of Environmental Health
The Upper Darby team of code enforcement officers are responsible for all phases of property maintenance inspections on all dwellings, both interior and exterior, upholding consistent standards in every neighborhood. The most common property maintenance violations found include:
To ensure prompt compliance with ordinances and ensure a safe community for residents and guests, the following process is followed when violations are found:
For appeals to violations, Upper Darby has opted into the Delaware County Countywide Board of Appeals for the Uniform Construction Code. Information on how to appeal may be found at https://delcopa.gov/hcd/
Abandoned Vehicles - Upper Darby Ordinance 3096 Section 302.8 from the International Property Maintenance Code references vehicles and is attached for your reference.
Fire Inspection Program - Fire safety and prevention is one of Upper Darby’s most important priorities and responsibilities. In accordance with Ordinance No. 3096, Section 705 fire safety inspections for commercial properties are required on a regular basis. When your completed application and payment is received, the Upper Darby Fire Department will conduct an unannounced inspection. Complete this form to request an inspection.
Rental Properties - These are inspected by Code Enforcement Officers both by scheduled annual inspections and in response to complaints filed. The most common issues are typically related to plumbing, electrical, sanitary conditions, exterior and interior maintenance, bug or rodent infestation, heating and ventilation.
Vacant Property Registration - Upper Darby Township has partnered with PROCHAMPS.com to administer the Vacant Property Registration program. In order to comply with the Vacant Property Registration Ordinance all Owners/Mortgagees/Trustees must register online and pay the fee to be in compliance. PROCHAMPS Customer Support information may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-421-6639