Code Enforcement Department

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Code Enforcement Department

Code Enforcement Department

The Code Enforcement Department provides guidance and information to protect the health, safety and welfare for the residents of Rankin. The department is responsible for enforcing the regulations related to:

  • Property Maintenance
  • Residential and Rental Occupancy
  • Fire Safety
  • Building Construction
  • Zoning Ordinance Administration

Borough Code Enforcement Team

Anthony Rydzak

Code Enforcement Officer

Cory Ruff


Contact Us | Office Details

 Location: Municipal Building | 320 Hawkins Ave. Rankin PA 15104

 Hours: Monday - Friday | 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 1 (412) 745-4752 Select option #3 when prompted


An owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, alter, move, repair, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit. Building permits are required for activities such as: roof repairs or replacement, construction of sheds, and the construction of a garage (zoning permit may also be required).

Occupancy & Residential Permits and Inspections

All property (residential and commercial) sold in the Borough must obtain an occupancy permit and inspection. The transfer of property cannot be finalized until an occupancy permit is issued. All residential rental properties must obtain an occupancy rental permit before a property can be occupied. Rental properties are licensed by the Borough and an occupancy inspection and permit is required if new tenants are scheduled to occupy the residence during the calendar year. Applications for occupancy permits and general occupancy requirements are available on the site.

Zoning Ordinance

The Department also is responsible for enforcement of the Borough Zoning Ordinance. Zoning permits may be required when, for example, a new shed is placed on a property, fencing is installed, or new construction and/or additions to existing structures are proposed.

Borough Documents, click here.