Codes and Rules
Below are a few of our ordinances.
For a complete list of all ordinances, contact the borourgh office.
Please check with the Borough office before beginning any construction which might not be in compliance
Leechburg Borough Codes.
Section F-403.3 Out-of-door fires prohibited on streets, alleys and public grounds,
restricted on private property:
person or persons shall set or maintain any fire upon any streets, sidewalks,
alleys or public grounds in the Borough of Leechburg or burn or cause to be
burned thereon any paper, boxes, rubbish, leaves or other material or substance
of any kind, nor shall any person or persons set or maintain fires or burn or
cause to be burned any substance or material of any kind out of doors on private
property in the borough except as permitted in Subparagragh 2.
2. Regulation of out-of-door fires on private property. Out-of-door
fires shall be permitted upon private property in said borough, provided that
the following regulations and restrictions are strictly adhered to:
2.1 Every such out-of-door
fire shall be built in and confined to a noncombustible container, covered with
a screen of 1/2 inch mesh or with
other suitable noncombustible material.
2.2 No such fire shall be
closer than fifteen feet to any building or any property line.
2.3 No such fire shall be
allowed to burn on Sunday and shall only be allowed Monday through Saturday
between the hours of 9:00a.m. and
An ordinance of the Borough of Leechburg, Armstrong County, establishing a notificaton
requirement and a permit for the placement of any dumpster, roll-off or any
other similar device upon the streets, alleys, or right-of-ways in the Borough
of Leechburg and proscribing penalties for violation of the designated zone.
Section 4. Establishment of Notice Requirement and Issuance of a Permit
No dumpster, roll-off or other similar device shall be permitted to stand or
obstruct any street, alley or right-of-way within the Borough of Leechburg,
unless the property owner, landlord, tenant, or owner of the device shall first
notify the Boruough of the intended location of the dumpster, roll-off or
similar device. Within five business days of notification, the area will
be inspected by the Borough to insure that the location does not present a
driving hazard or obstruct the street, alley, or right-of-way in such a way to
prevent the safe ingress and egress of emergency vehicles and responders.
Should the location be approved, a Permit shall be issued. If the
location is deemed unacceptable, the applicant shall be notified and a more
suitable location shall be identified.
The Permit shall be valid for thirty days after issuance and can be renewed
for an additional thirty day period thereafter.
186-18 Snow and Ice Removal
Whenever snow or ice, or either of them, shall have fallen or shall have formed
upon any sidewalk in the borough, the owner or occupant of the lot or lots
fronting thereon shall remove all such snow and ice from the sidewalk in front
of or along his or her premises by 10:00am each day, and no notice shall be
required from any borough official or employee to do so. Any violation of
this section shall subject the offender to the penalty as provided in 186-20 of
this Article, provided that the owner of a property shall be subject to the
requirements of this section where the property is unoccupied or is occupied by
the owner. The occupant shall be subject to such requirements where the
property is occupied as a unit by such occupant. The owner shall be
subject to such requirements where the property is a multiple-business or
multiple-dwelling property or otherwise consists of more than one unit designed
for separate tenancy.
An ordinance of the Borough of Leechburg, Armstrong County, regulating the keeping of certain animals and proscribing penalties for violation
A. No owner, or person in possession, shall permit his or her dog to run
at large upon the public streets, sidewalks, or other public places, or upon the
property of another.
B. The owner or person in posession, shall confine the above animals in an
enclosure sufficient to prevent such animal from running at large, and such
enclosure shal be of a size conducive to good sanitary practices and adequate
and sanitary drainage facilities shall be provided.
C. A dog shall be restrained by the use of a leash, or a chain not
exceeding six feet in length, at all times when upon public places, streets and
parks. When walking a dog on the street, sidewalk, parks or public places,
all litter and dropping of the animal shall be picked up and removed by the
owner or person in possession in an appropriate container.
D. No owner or person in possession shall keep or harbor any dog, cat,
small animal, or household pet, within the Borough so as to create offensive
odors, excessive noise or unsanitary conditions on the owners property which are
a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public, or otherwise permit the
commission or existence of a nuisance.
E. Every owner or person in possession shall cause the litter dropping to
be collected daily in a container or receptable that when closed shall be
rat-proof and fly-proof.