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The City of Bethlehem follows the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code (amendments – Ordinance 2010-27)
All properties must be inspected by the City of Bethlehem prior to transfer of title. The property must comply with the International Property Maintenance Code and allowable use the by the City of Bethlehem Zoning Ordinance.
The owner must call the City for an inspection within 10 days of offering the property for sale to schedule the code inspection. This applies to residential properties as well as commercial.
Every dwelling that is a rental, must be inspected each time the unit becomes vacant after one year of use and occupancy.
An annual rooming house license inspection is required by the City of Bethlehem. The license shall expire at the end of the calendar year in which it was inspected.
Contact our office at (610) 865-7091 or (610) 865-7097, Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm
The inspectors are in their offices from 8:00am – 9:00am and 3:30pm – 4:30pm.