The Department of Code Enforcement shall be responsible for the protection of persons and property within the Township through the general administration and enforcement of building and related structural and land use codes.
The Department of Code Enforcement shall be headed by a Director, who shall be responsible to the Township Manager and majority of the Board of Commissioners for the performance of the function of the Department. The Director and those acting as agents shall have the powers of Township police officers in reference to the authority to issue citations for the violation of those laws and ordinances that are within the scope of their employment to enforce. The Director and those acting as his agents shall have the authority to enter upon any premises for any purpose arising in connection with or in the performance of their duties.
The duties of the Director shall be to:
Enforce and administer building, electrical, plumbing, heating, housing, demolition, health, fire and such other related structural and land use codes as may be enacted by law or ordinance.
Issue such licenses and permits as may be required by law or ordinance and obtain the countersignature of the Director of Public Works for those permits issued for work performed in the right-of-way of any Township street.
Carry out those inspections of premises and facilities in the Township as necessary in the fulfillment of the above.
Inspect eating and drinking establishments, food-vending machines and vehicles and retail food establishments and issue licenses to same.
Consult and cooperate with the Health Advisory Board and the Department of Community Development in all matters affecting the health of Township residents as they relate to the function of the Code Enforcement Department.