City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 6-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Animal noises: see § 3-505.2.
Public nuisances: see 3rd Class Code § 2320 et seq. (53 P.S. § 37320 et seq.).
Stagnant water on vacant lots: see § 6-305.3.
Unearthing offensive matter on vacant lots: see § 6-305.4.
Unlawful deposit of garbage, rubbish, etc.: see § 6-305.2.
The subjects covered in this chapter are declared to be nuisances prejudicial to public health and are hereby prohibited.
[Amended 10-8-2019 by Ord. No. 6-2019]
Contaminating any water supply or maintaining a well for domestic purposes within the City is a public health nuisance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this section shall prohibit the City of Harrisburg from undertaking a project to drill, construct and maintain a nonpotable water supply well within the City park system to assure that reliable comfort facilities can be established or maintained for non-drinking-water purposes. Nothing herein shall be deemed to otherwise waive compliance with applicable laws and regulations that govern the establishment or use of a nonpotable water supply well.
Obstructing the natural flow of any stream within the City is prohibited.
Establishing or maintaining within the City any glue factory, bone mill, tannery, or manufactory or place of business for carrying on any other offensive or noisome trade or business is prohibited. Rendering plants operating under license issued by the Health Officer and in conformity with regulations shall not be held in violation of this section.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
Editor's Note: Former § 6-311.5, Weeds over ten inches high, was repealed 4-8-1997 by Ord. No. 3-1997. See now Ch. 3-363, Tall Grass and Weeds.
Placing in any building or in any passageway any rubbish, refuse or other similar material likely to be scattered or blown about is prohibited.
The shaking or beating of any floor covering within 50 feet of any dwelling is prohibited.
Permitting polluted water, wastewater or slop of any kind to run over any sidewalk or into or along any street is prohibited.
Editor's Note: Former § 6-311.9, Keeping swine, cattle, farm animals, or exotic animals, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303). See § 3-509.7, Restrictions on farm animals.
Editor's Note: Former § 6-311.10, Keeping pigeons, which derived from Ord. No. 16-1982, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303). See § 3-509.7, Restrictions on farm animals.
Causing or allowing black smoke, cinders, dust, gas, fumes, steam, or any offensive odors to escape or to be discharged from any building to the annoyance or detriment of any person not employed therein is prohibited.
The use of any building or part thereof for public purposes unless provided with adequate sanitary flush toilets and wash bowls for both sexes separately is prohibited.
Permitting any plumbing facilities, septic tank, outside pit or sewer to become foul or offensive is prohibited.
The keeping or storing of manure any place within the City is prohibited.
The transportation or removal of manure, except in covered containers in watertight and securely covered vehicles, is prohibited.
The discharge into the air from any source whatever of such quantities of air contaminants or other materials which are detrimental to health is prohibited.
The use of any exhaust fan in any type of business, unless it discharges into an air duct rising above the building, must be in compliance with the Building Code, Chapter 8-101.
The discharge into or near a building used for business or dwelling purposes of the exhaust of any internal combustion engine or any noxious or offensive odor is prohibited.
The burning of, or permitting to be burned, on public or private property or on the streets, alleys or sidewalks within the City, any materials of any kind, rubbish, garbage, leaves, grass, or other waste materials of any kind is prohibited, except that rubbish, leaves, grass, and other waste materials may be burned in incinerators approved by the Health Officer in or on the premises of manufacturing and commercial buildings, hotels and apartment houses.
In addition to the penalties prescribed for violations of this Public Health Code generally, violations of the provisions of this chapter may be abated as a public nuisance in the manner prescribed by law.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 6-103, Enforcement and Penalty, of these Codified Ordinances.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).