Code Enforcement

The Bellevue Code Office is responsible for handling all

property (residential and commercial) matters, including:


  • Code and ordinance inspections

  • Permits

  • Sign approval

  • Other issues related to properties and maintenance


The International Property Maintenance Code governs the conditions and maintenance of property and buildings in the Borough. In addition, the International Building Code governs all new construction, additions, and renovations.


Please contact the Code Office before beginning any construction project.


All applications and a list of all code requirements are available at the links to the right of this page. Allow ten days for a response to a commercial permit and five days for a residential permit.


Building/Zoning permits are required for, but not limited to:


  •   Enlarging a window or door size

  •   Pools, Garages, Sheds, Fences, Additions

  •   Adding electrical circuits or panels

  •   Demolitions

  •   Decks or Porches over 30 inches in height

  •   Sidewalks, Driveways, and curb cuts

  •   Commercial signs  


Notable Borough Ordinances:

  • International Code Council (ICC)  - click here for Pennsylvania Codes

  • Properties shall be maintained free from weeds and grass in excess of 6 inches.

  • Unregistered or Un-Inspected vehicles cannot be stored on premises.

  • Trees cannot hang lower than nine feet above sidewalks and driveways.

  • Address numbers with a 4 inch minimum stroke must appear on all structures.

  • Snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall.

  • Broken, cracked, sunken, or missing sidewalk slabs must be repaired or replaced.


Zoning Information:


The Borough of Bellevue is part of the Tri-Boroughs Zoning Ordinance along with Avalon and Ben Avon.  You can read the ordinance HERE.


You can reach the office by calling 412-766-7453.


The hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday Code Office Hours are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.


OFFICE PHONE: (412) 766-7453

Code Officer Wissner  X-2501


537 Bayne Avenue

Bellevue, PA 15202


T: 412-766-6164

F: 412-766-5930

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