The Zoning-Code Enforcement Office

Located on the second floor of Borough Hall
55 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA.

Office/Inspection Hours 

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and by appointment from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Matthew Schmidt, Code Enforcement Officer

Telephone:  717-762-2101, Ext. 230


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Although we have had a disruption to the normal routine of our lives, there are still those routine property maintenance items which need attention.  The following links apply to standards for the maintenance of properties within the Borough —

  • § 245-42 Responsibility for removal of snow, ice, mud and other substances from sidewalk.  [Amended 1-8-1997 by Ord. No. 972]  It shall be the duty of the owner or owners of any lot or lots within the Borough limits of the Borough of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, to keep a walkway of not less than 2/3 of the existing public sidewalk width, free and clear of snow, sleet, ice, mud and other substance to permit reasonable and safe pedestrian traffic.
  • § 245-43 Time limit for removal of substances from sidewalk. [Amended 1-8-1997 by Ord. No. 972]  The owner shall clear or cause to be cleared such walkway within 24 hours after the cessation of any storm or other occurrence depositing snow, sleet, ice, mud or other substance upon said walkway. However, in no event shall the owner or any other person in the process of clearing such walkway deposit snow, sleet, ice, mud or other substance in the street, in the cleared section thereof after snow has been removed or plowed along said street by either the Borough or the commonwealth, nor shall any such substance be deposited closer than three feet to any fire hydrant.
  • § 245-45 § Violations and penalties. [Amended 1-8-1997 by Ord. No. 972; 12-11-2013 by Ord. No. 1129]  The Code Enforcement Officer or his designee(s) and the Borough police officers are hereby duly authorized to issue a ticket in a form established by the Borough to any owner violating the provisions of this article. The ticket shall identify of the address of the property where the violation exists, as well as the nature of the violation. The ticket may either be handed to an owner or occupant of the property or may be affixed to a door on the property where the violation exists fronting a right-of-way or conspicuously posted on the property. The ticket shall instruct such violator that if he, she or it reports to the Borough office and pays to the Borough the sum of up to $75 within 10 days of the date of issuance of the ticket, then such payment shall save such violator from prosecution by a citation, which prosecution may result in court costs and attorney fees being assessed against the violator in addition to the fine. In any event, if a ticket is not paid in full within 10 days of issuance, official authorized to issue tickets shall issue a citation on the violator.

DO I NEED A ZONING/LAND USE PERMIT? (Click here for more information.)

A Land Use Permit or a Land Use Exemption Permit, issued by the Borough of Waynesboro, will be required in order to obtain a building permit.  Building permits are issued by Accredited Services located at 48 S. Potomac Street, Waynesboro, PA (Phone: 717-762-7065).

ZONING/LAND USE PERMIT APPLICATION (Please review application for the required information.)  Construction Drawings and a sketch of the property (with dimensions) showing the addition or improvements must be submitted for plan review prior to obtaining a Zoning/Land Use Permit.

Applications may be made by the owner, an agent of the owner, or a Registered Design Professional employed in connection with the proposed work, along with an executed notarized power of attorney and all deeds necessary.  Please remember to check your deed for any restrictions specific to your area when planning your project.

*Land Use Permits and Zoning Permits are terms used interchangeably and have the same meaning.

OPENING A NEW BUSINESS IN WAYNESBORO?  (Click here for more information.)

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY?  The Borough of Waynesboro is seeking individuals who are interested in being considered for up to three (3) vacancies as alternate members on the Zoning Hearing Board.  Letters of interest should be forwarded to Borough Manager Jason Stains at 55 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 310, Waynesboro, PA or by email at