all you need to know

 

 




Minimum Requirements to be considered a candidate for a police officer position

 

  • Be at least 21 years of age before the deadline for submitting completed applications
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid PA driver’s license prior to appointment.
  • Be Physically & Mentally fit to perform the duties of police officer
  • All applicants must either have successfully completed the training and education prescribed by the Municipal Police Education and Training Act (“Act 120”), 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2161 et seq., or  be eligible for Act 120 Certification


We are so glad you’re here and hope you like this community as much as we do.

To help you become acquainted with the area, we have provided several informational items, please visit the New Resident Welcome Packet.

Or contact us at 610-272-8080 or by email







Temporary no parking signs are available at the Administration Office, M-F 8:30 - 4:30, and cost $2.00 each.  





What are the various fees charged by the Municipality?

Download the Consolidated Fee Schedule for the most up-to-date schedule of all municipal fees.



Who do I contact if I feel the home I own or rent is unsafe?

Contact the Codes Department at 610-270-0441.

What if I think my neighbor's property isn't being properly maintained, including trash and uncut grass?

Property maintenance related complaints should be reported to the code department by calling the main number at 610-270-0441 between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. (After hours please call the hotline at 610-270-0446.) A clerk will take the information and forward it to the code enforcement office. Please provided as much detail as possible to include the address where the violation exists, the condition prompting your call, times of day and the names of any individuals involved along with anything else you feel is relevant.

Can I remain anonymous when reporting a problem?

Yes, you can remain request to remain anonymous. It is not the policy of the code department to divulge the names of those residents filing a complaint with the code department. Anonymous messages will be addressed to the best of our ability based on the information provided.

How long does it take to address a problem?

The law requires that violators be notified of the condition by way of a warning notice along with a deadline for compliance. The compliance deadlines vary based on the severity of the violation and the time it would take to correct the problem, for example, high grass and weeds violations would normally require compliance within ten days while a property with peeling paint or other exterior property maintenance defects may be allotted thirty days.

Do I need a permit to cut down my street tree?

Yes, please contact the public works office at 610-270-0437.

What do I need to do to put up a fence or sign?

Please fill out a Use Registration form and return it to the planning department on the 2nd floor of Municipal Hall or call 610-270-0450.

Who is responsible for maintaining sidewalks?

Maintenance of sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. Sidewalks shall be kept free of obstructions and trash at all times. Property owners are required to shovel their sidewalks and make necessary repairs as required to meet all applicable ADA and construction standards.

When do I need to consult the Historical Architectural Review Board?

HARB (Historical Architectural Review Board) is an advisory body created by state and local laws to regulate changes to buildings within the nationally-designated Norristown Historic Districts. HARB reviews this work to protect and preserve the architectural and historical character of Norristown. HARB approval is needed for all exterior work for properties that fall within the nationally-designated Norristown Historic Districts. (Download HARB map). Lean more about HARB here.



I want to sell my residential/commercial building or move a new tenant into my commercial building. Do I need to obtain any permits from the Municipality?

Yes in cases where a residential/commercial property is changing hands (ownership) or whenever a change of tenant occurs is a commercial building there are several permits required the first of which is a zoning use registration permit. The zoning permit is required to insure that the proposed use is in compliance with the Zoning uses permitted within that Zoning district. If the use is not permitted, the Zoning Permit will provide instructions on the next steps in the process. If permitted by right, you will be able to move on to the next step.

Once the zoning use is approved the seller can now apply to the code department for a Property Transfer Permit (download here). Once the application is received in the code department the appropriate inspector or clerk will contact you to schedule the required property maintenance inspection. This inspection is required to insure that the building complies with all applicable Norristown property maintenance codes.

If after the initial inspection the code inspector finds that that property is code compliant the property transfer permit will be issued. A copy of the permit will be provided to the seller for use at the time of settlement. If however the code inspector identifies conditions that need to be corrected the repairs must be made prior to approval unless the buyer assumes responsibility, in writing, by way of a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent form must be completed by the buyer and returned to the code department.



I plan to advertise a new residential acquisition or an existing residential property as a rental. Do I need to obtain an annual rental license from the Municipality?

Yes. Any individual intending to rent a dwelling unit or a portion of a dwelling to nonfamily members must first make application to the Norristown Code Department for licensing. Please note that if the building houses more than a single family dwelling unit you will first need to apply for and obtain a zoning use registration permit.

Once it has been determined that the zoning use is acceptable a rental license application can now be submitted to the code department along with the applicable fee. The dwelling(s) can now be scheduled for an inspection to insure compliance with the Municipality's property maintenance codes. A member of the code department staff will contact you to schedule a suitable date and time for the inspection. If at the conclusion of the inspection the dwelling is found to in compliance with the applicable codes the license will be issued and the dwelling unit approved for occupancy. If however defects are observed during the inspection said defects must be repaired prior to occupancy.

Is there an annual license renewal fee?

Yes. Applications for rental licenses submitted for payment are due by November 15th of each year. Applications received after this deadline shall be subject to a penalty set by Council.



When is my trash collected? What can I put out for trash pickup and/or recycling?

Trash and recyclables are collected on the same day each week, beginning at 6:00 A.M. Download this flyer for the most recent trash and recycling map schedule, along with what should be put out when. Learn more on the Trash and Recycling page. Please call 1-800-432-1616 if there is a service issue.

How do I apply for a dumpster permit?

A temporary dumpster will require a permit from the Public Works. The permit fee is $50.00 for the first day and $15.00 for each additional day the dumpster is on the street. The dumpster must be parked parallel to the curb. No dumpsters are permitted on the sidewalk or alley. A temporary dumpster can be placed on private property without a permit. Call the Public Works office at 610-270-0437 for more information.



How do I apply for outdoor dining?

If you wish to have outdoor dining for your establishment, please complete the application and return it to the Finance Office with a check for $25.

How do I get a permit to use space at the park?

A permit application needs to be filled out and returned to the administration office on the 1st floor of the municipal building. If you have any questions, please call 610-270-0421 or email info@norristown.org.

Are peddlers and transient business allowed to operate in Norristown?

Please see the restrictions and requirements for transient merchants.

How do I get a parking permit?

To facilitate on-street parking for Norristown residents, free zone parking permits exist for specific areas adjacent to some businesses. These permits may be obtained through the Police Department Monday through Friday (8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. ) except for legal holidays. Permits are only issued to residents of those areas affected and the permits must be renewed annually. Generally, the zoned areas to which these permits apply also have time limits for parking, for non-permit vehicles. Any non-permit vehicle parking within these areas needs to be moved from the block, not just the exact position parked, in accordance with the time limits. The zone permits do not exempt vehicles from the four-hour maintenance route restrictions posted on each block. Vehicles that are not moved from the block, in accordance with these time limits, are subject to a parking ticket. For more information concerning municipal parking regulations you may contact the police department parking enforcement division at 610-270-0430.

Can I get a parking permit for the block I live on?

To facilitate on street parking for residents of Norristown, parking permits exist for specific areas adjacent to some businesses/industry. These permits may be obtained through the Records room, and are only issued to residents of those areas affected. Generally, the areas to which these permits apply also have time limits for parking, for non-permit vehicles. Any vehicle parking within these areas needs to be moved from the block, not just the exact position parked, in accordance with the time limits. Vehicles that are not moved from the block, in accordance with these time limits, are subject to citation.



Are there any job openings? Are you hiring?

The Municipality only accepts applications and resumes for posted positions. Posted positions are listed on here, Public TV channels Comcast 965 and Verizon 21.



How can I get help with crime in my neighborhood?

Please contact community relations Sgt. Robert Greenaway by email or by calling 610-270-0491.

Can I get a parking permit for the block I live on?

To facilitate on street parking for residents of Norristown, parking permits exist for specific areas adjacent to some businesses/industry. These permits may be obtained through the Records room, and are only issued to residents of those areas affected. Generally, the areas to which these permits apply also have time limits for parking, for non-permit vehicles. Any vehicle parking within these areas needs to be moved from the block, not just the exact position parked, in accordance with the time limits. Vehicles that are not moved from the block, in accordance with these time limits, are subject to citation.

How can I get a copy of a Police report?

Crash reports are available for those involved in the crash and may be obtained during normal business hours at the record division window. Costs for the report are $15.00; recipients pay the fee at the finance department and bring a receipt back to the record division at which time they receive a copy. Victims of crimes may obtain a free copy of the report filed by them.

My car was towed. How do I get it back?

A tow release can be picked up by the vehicle owner at any time of day/week at the record division window. The owner (or one appointed power of attorney) must present a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and provide insurance prior receiving the release. Once the release is received, the owner may go to the appropriate tow yard between 8 AM - 8 PM seven days a week to get the vehicle. If the owner does not have a valid driver’s license they may still retrieve the vehicle but they must have the vehicle towed out or driven out by a licensed driver.

How come my car got booted, and how do I get it off?

By ordinance, any vehicle that has three outstanding/unpaid parking tickets or citations is eligible to be booted and/or towed. Once the vehicle is booted, the owner typically has 72 hours to pay the tickets off or make other arrangements through the district court on all unpaid tickets. Once the court is satisfied that all tickets are being addressed, the owner must pay all tickets that are still in “ticket” stage through the finance department. A $100.00 boot fee must be paid through the finance department for any vehicle that was originally booted whether it gets towed later or not. Once all of the aforementioned items are taken care of, the department will send an officer out to release the boot (generally within 2 hours). If a car is booted and nothing is done by the owner within the 72 hour period, the car is towed to the appropriate impound yard. To get the vehicle back the owner would have to follow all the procedures described before but also pay the impound fees.

Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

info@norristown.org


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Park Permits for the Summer!
Park Permits for the Summer
Norristown Council Meeting held on May 2, 2017


From the gallery 2017 Clean Up Day


From the gallery 2017 Clean Up Day


From the gallery 2017 Clean Up Day