The Nuisance code is part of Bellefonte’s Building Safety and Property Maintenance Code and is administered by the Borough. This portion of the ordinance applies to vegetative growth, right-of-way encroachments, unlicensed vehicles, sidewalk obstructions (such as snow and ice or overhanging tree branches), materials placed on the property that could attract rodents or other forms of infestation, etc.
Contact: Harry Brooks, Nuisance Code Administrator
Phone: 814-355-1501, Ext. 225
Email: [email protected]
Code Enforcement December 2021 Report (includes annual summary)
Feral Cats in the Borough
Do you or your neighbor have a large population of feral or barn cats? Please email [email protected] or visit the PAWS Spay/Neuter Assistance webpage for more information on the benefits of spaying and neutering cat populations and what you and PAWS can do to help.
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Hundred Cat Foundation also offers a Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) program and Spay/Neuter Voucher program for feral cat colonies. Please see their website for more information: https://www.hundredcats.org/programs.html.
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Bellefonte Borough ordinance § 193-5 Cats at large; noise by cats regulates cats in the Borough:
[Amended 7-24-2000 by Ord. No. 1152]
- A. No person shall knowingly keep or harbor any cat which habitually cries or howls.
- B. No person shall allow a cat to habitually roam unwelcome onto someone else’s property. Any cat which scratches, digs or defecates upon any lawn, tree, shrub, plant, building or any other public or private property other than the property of the owner or person in charge or control of such animal is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
- C. Upon the first and second offenses, the cat owner or keeper shall be given written warning notices by personal service or certified mail, return receipt requested. It shall be a condition precedent to any enforcement proceeding to show that two written warnings were issued to the cat owner or keeper within the previous twelve-month period.