Rental Housing Regulations

Filing a Complaint

  1. Structural Issues
  2. Nuisance Issues
  3. Over-Occupancy

Structural Conditions and Fire Code


Complaints dealing with the structural conditions of the rental property or the number of unrelated occupants in apartment units are investigated by Centre Region Code Administration Office. To initiate a complaint of this type contact the Code office at (814) 231-3056.
  1. Information for Renters/Tenants
  2. Information for Rental Property Owners
  3. Nuisance Properties
  4. Property Maintenance Code

Information for Renters/Tenants

Download the Handout for Information for Renters/Tenants
This handout contains highlights of selected ordinances that affect the occupants of the rented property, like:

  • Tenant Notification
  • Occupancy of Rental Units
  • Rental Housing and Property Maintenance
  • Lawn Parking
  • Snow Removal
  • Excessive Noise
  • Fair Housing
  • Interior Furniture on the Exterior of Property
  • Bulk Items/Electronics Collection
  • Roof Occupancy 
  • Refuse
  • Open Burning
  • Dogs
  • Weeds & Grass
  • Rental Housing Permit Suspension
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Safety Certification
  • Resolving Maintenance Problems
  • Recycling

It is designed to provide a concise reminder and is not a complete documentation of the Borough Codes.

Fair Housing Protection

When renting or selling housing, it is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, age (40 and over), ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, etc.

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