Alcohol - It is unlawful for any person to drink alcohol on any public street, public sidewalk, private parking lot open to public use or public park.

Bicycles – Riding of bicycles on public sidewalks in the Borough is prohibited. This Ordinance does not apply to children who ride tricycles or bicycles with training wheels.

Construction and Repairing of Buildings – Construction and repairing of buildings is allowed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Curfew – Unless accompanied by a parent/guardian, it is unlawful for any minor to be in or remain in any public place between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

Fireworks –
Fireworks are not permitted to be set off/discharged in the Borough at any time. PA State Law prohibits the use of fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure or within any public right-of-way. There is nowhere in the Borough where fireworks can be set off/discharged without violating the State law. State Police advise that if you see anyone setting off fireworks, video record the activity and report it to the State Police.

Grass Cutting –
Grass and weeds cannot reach the height of more than 6 inches. Curbs also need to be cleared of weeds or grass.

Home Construction Projects - Prior to beginning any type of home improvement construction project, residents are required to contact the Codes Enforcement Officer, Bob Huska, to obtain a permit.

Nuisance Ordinance - You may download the ordinance to read all 6 pages.

Pet Ordinance -
=> Maximum number of household pets or domestic animals shall be no more than 8 within a dwelling or on a residential property. This includes cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, goats, etc. Residents who currently own more than 8 pets cannot replace a pet if one dies.
=> Tethering of Dogs – Residents are reminded that dogs cannot be tethered outside more than 30 minutes if temps are 90 degrees and above or if a severe weather warning has been issued. Also, dogs must have adequate shelter/ shade and clean drinking water within the tethered area. The tether must be of the type that will not easily entangle a dog. Residents should call the York Co SPCA at 717-764-6109 to report any type of abuse.
=> Dog Waste – it is against the law to allow pet waste to be left on your property. It is a health hazard and adds to the pollution problems in streams and bays. Please remember that your neighbors are also affected by the smell, especially in summer months when windows are open. Always carry bags with you when walking your dog so you can clean up and properly dispose of pet waste.
=> Dogs Running Loose – Per PA Dog Laws and the Borough Ordinance, dogs must be kept under control and supervised at all times when outside, whether in your yard or walking in the Borough. This is for the safety of your dog and residents. Please call the Animal Control Officer (911 or 717-542-2620) if you see a dog running loose.
=> Dogs in the Park – Dogs are not allowed in the park. This is for everyone’s safety. Residents can contact the Animal Control Officer if you see dogs in the park.
=> Containment of Animals – all domestic animals (chickens, goats, pigs, dogs, etc) are to be kept in an enclosure to prevent them from running loose. Owners need to ensure that the animals have proper food, water and shelter.

Property Maintenance Ordinance - (download) Providing for the maintenance of properties in Windsor Borough and Violations thereof and providing a penalty for violations thereof

Open Burning – Open Burning of any kind is not allowed in the Borough. This includes the use of all types of fire pits and barrels. Grills are permitted for the use of cooking food.

Skateboards – The use of skateboards on public streets and sidewalks is prohibited in the Borough

Snow removal – Snow Removal , please change to this: Sidewalks (the entire length) are to be cleared from snow, slush or ice within 24 hours after snow has stopped. Sidewalks must have a path cleared wide enough to allow wheelchairs and strollers easy access. Shoveling snow into the street is prohibited. Sidewalks, steps and the area leading to the water meter needs to be kept clear of snow in order to tallow the Maintenance person access to the water meter. Refer to Property Maintenance Ordinance Section 18B.

Stormwater Management - (download) and read all 65 pages

Subdivision Regulations - download and read all 64 pages (2 MB)

Swimming Pools –
Swimming pools must conform to all applicable requirements of State Law. Pools must be surrounded by a fence or wall at least 4 feet high. Gates must be equipped with a self closing & self latching device to keep the gate securely closed when the pool is not in use.

Weapons Ordinance -
The use of any type of weapon (including pistols, rifles, bow & arrow, compound bows and crossbows) is prohibited in the Borough. Target practicing of any kind is also prohibited.

Yard Sales –
Permits are required to have a yard sale. Permits can be obtained at the Borough Office. Cost is $5 for a 3 day yard sale. Please remember to take down all signs after the yard sale is over.

Zoning Ordinance - download and read all 64 pages (3 MB)

Pollution Control in streams and storm water – In the next three years, York County must reduce the amount of pollution entering its streams as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are two types of pollution that impact York County’s streams and banks: nutrients and sediments.

  •  Nutrients are found in lawn and farm fertilizers, animal waste, septic systems and industrial sources. Two nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus,
        are found in high quantities in York’s waters. These nutrients get picked up by storm water and washed into the streams.
  • Sediment is made up of small particles of dirt and other debris that gets washed into streams from fields, yards, roads, and from erosion
       of stream banks. Sediment turns water murky and blocks sunlight from plants and aquatic animals.

    What you can do to help:
         ► Use grasses and plants that don’t require watering and fertilizing.
         ► Plant groundcover on sparsely vegetated areas of your lawn to discourage erosion and sediment runoff.
         ► Reduce or eliminate use of chemical herbicides and pesticides.
         ► Use rain barrels to collect storm water run off from roofs. The water can be used for watering plants, flowers and lawns.
         ► Use stones in downspout areas to prevent water run off.
         ► Avoid pouring toxic substances down storm drains such as used motor oil, antifreeze, paint, solvents and detergents as they go
             directly into streams and waterways which pollutes the Bay. Instead, properly dispose of used motor oil and antifreeze by taking
             it to a local auto store to be recycled. Fix engine oil leaks on your car so oil does not saturate roadways and run into streams.
         ► Conserve water as much as possible.
  • Pollution impacts water and sewer bills as a result of costly upgrades and repairs to treatment plants. Further information can be found at www.watershedsyork.org.

Tips and techniques for homeowners to improve water quality in Windsor Borough (download)