New: The Borough of Fleetwood’s Zoning Ordinance,
including the Architectural Overlay Ordinance:
The Borough of Fleetwood is now offering our customers the
opportunity to pay their water/sewer bills with a Credit Card online.
Go to http://www.go2gov.net/go/fleetwood to pay your water bills online.
Note: A convenience fee of approximately $3.50 per $100.00 payment
will be charged by the third party vendor.
This amount is in addition to your current water/sewer bill.
For additional information, contact the Borough office at 610-944-8220.
Act 44 Disclosure Forms:
Right to Know Request
Noise Ordinance - Effective October 10th, 2011 Fleetwood Borough Council approved the noise ordinance #585 that imposes fines for nuisance noise (such as constant barking dogs, etc.) as well as other noise. Full ordinance is available here (PDF document)
Building Permits – Ordinance #543 states: “No building, structure, or sign shall be erected, constructed, moved, added to, or structurally altered, nor shall land be put to any use without a permit issued by the Zoning Officer”. Permits are required for, but not limited to the following: new construction, additions and structural alterations, all pools (including inflatable pools) or ponds with depth 24 inches or more, storage sheds, fences, and signs. Call office to determine whether a permit is necessary for your plans.
Curfew - see ordinance 340
Snow Removal – Ordinance #437 states that all snow, ice, hail, or sleet must be removed from sidewalks a minimum width of 48 inches within 24 hours of a storm. Snow, ice, hail or sleet may not be deposited onto any street, road, alley or public way used for travel.
Snow Emergency - Ordinance #518. When a snow emergency is declared, no person shall, at any time during the continuance of the snow emergency, park a motor vehicle or allow that vehicle to remain parked anywhere on any snow emergency route. All snow emergency routes are clearly posted with no parking signs that prohibit parking during the declared snow emergency, as per ordinance #518
Snow emergency routes: Main St., N. Franklin St., S. Richmond St., N. Richmond St. (West side only), W. Arch St (from N Richmond St to Franklin St), E. Arch St., And E. Locust St. (South side only).
Tree Planting – Ordinance #446 requires that residents obtain a permit from the Shade Tree Commission before planting any tree, shrub or other woody plant in the area between the curb and sidewalk.
Vehicle Parking / Storage / Operation – Ordinance #574 states the restrictions on the operations, storage and parking of vehicles in the borough. The ordinance covers Commercial, Large and Motor Vehicles along with Motorized and Non-Motorized Recreational Vehicles.
Weed removal – Ordinance #343 requires that all weeds and other vegetation not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose in excess of ten inches must be cut.
Yard Sales – A free permit is required for sales held in the Borough. Limit of two sales per year. Obtain permit online at no charge prior to sale.
Zoning Ordinance - Ordinance #453
Update 5/2013: Three ordinances were recently adopted by council:
Ordinance 603 Large gathering Ordinance
Special event application: To be used with Ordinance 603, or any request for street closure, etc.
Ordinance 604 Blighted or abandoned property ordinance
Ordinance 605 Yard Sale update (online filing - see Yard Sale Page for more info)
General Information / Notices:
Domestic Animal Laws – The State Dog Law is enforced within the Borough. It is illegal to allow dogs and domesticated animals to run loose. Current dog license and shots are required. Dogs must be on leashes outside the home. Please remember to clean up after your dog on your property as well as when walking the sidewalks.
Hydrant Flushing – Water hydrants are generally flushed during April and October. Check local Merchandiser for exact dates.
Leaf Collection – Leaves are collected during November, weather permitting. Place leaves at curbs for pickup.
Moving Permits – Moving permits are required when moving into, out of, or within the Borough limits. Permits may be obtained at no charge by phoning or coming to the Borough Office.
Parks – Pavilions are available to rent in the park. No alcoholic beverages or open fires are allowed. Park closes at dusk. Contact the Borough Office to make reservations and complete park contract.
Post Office - The post office is located at the intersection of Park Road and Lenhart Road in Richmond Township. The telephone number is 610-944-9077.
Senior Citizens – Senior citizens meet on the first and third Thursday of each month in the cafeteria in the Community Center.
Signs – No signs shall be permitted on utility poles or trees within public right of way.
Street Sweeping – Sweeping generally begins in May and continues through October. Check local Merchandiser for exact schedule for even and odd sides.
Vacations – If planning to be away from home for any length of time, the police will check your property during your absence. Security Check applications may be obtained at the Borough Office or the Police Department.
Voting – Voting at election time takes place at either borough hall, or at the Fleetwood fire station depending on the residence location. Find the appropriate voting location here
Water & Sewer Bills – Water meters are read at the end of each quarter. Bills are mailed February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st,** and are due 30 days from bill date or a 10% penalty on the current bill and 1.25% interest on all past due balances will be applied. There is a drop box for water bills and parking tickets located at the handicap entrance to the Community Center building. This box is checked daily.
**If you do not receive your bill within a week of the above dates, please contact the Borough office for a duplicate bill.
Emergency Shelter – Community Center Building, 110 West Arch St., Fleetwood
Fleetwood Borough’s TIGERS (Tax Incentives Generate Empowered Residents and Seniors) program is underway and we’re looking for borough residents interested in making our “our hometown” better every day while earning tax reimbursement. The program, created through an ordinance passed earlier this year, invites residents with financial needs, with first preference to seniors, to volunteer service to the Borough in exchange for a tax reimbursement at $5.99 per hour with a cap of $599 (or 100 hours) in a calendar year .The program is based on the successful STARS program utilized by the Fleetwood School District. At this time, we are accepting applications for interested seniors and residents. Working with our Director of the Department of Public Works, Greg Ebeling, the Community Volunteers Committee are developing volunteer opportunities that includes supervision, maintenance and beautification in the borough, including work in the following locations: Borough Office, Borough Hall, Fleetwood Parks/ Pavilions and Concession stands, Fleetwood Pool,courtesy water/ snack stations for parades, construction and painting opportunities. Applications are available at the Fleetwood Boro Hall. All applicants will be required to obtain the appropriate clearances to participate in this program.