Attorneys at High Swartz, in both Doylestown and Norristown, represent municipal clients, like Boroughs and Townships, in matters related to general code enforcement.  The advice and counsel provided by our attorneys includes:

  • assisting the zoning officer or code enforcement officer in interpreting and applying the building code and other general code of ordinance provisions
  • advising the municipality on enforcement options for violations of those ordinances
  • representing the municipality in the enforcement action

High Swartz attorneys are also prepared to defend the municipality when applicants appeal the interpretation of the zoning officer through hearings governed by the Local Agency Act and the Uniform Construction Code.

 

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