Keep It Safe ~ Keep It Beautiful

A cooperative effort of the Borough of West Reading and its neighborhoods.

The Borough of West Reading Code Enforcement Department is responsible for administering the local building and plumbing code, minimum housing standards, as well as zoning laws and local property maintenance ordinances on private property throughout the Borough.

Building permits are required to enlarge, alter, repair, move or demolish an existing building, construct a new building or structure or change the occupancy of a building. A permit is also required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace an electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.

Blight and nuisances can devalue, detract and degrade the quality of any neighborhood. The Borough has adopted codes that govern the use and maintenance of private property in order to enhance and protect the quality of life for all who work, live and play in the Borough of West Reading. The Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of codes, relating to neighborhood nuisances, health and safety, substandard housing, vehicle abatement, zoning/land use, illegal signs, weed abatement, business licenses and graffiti restitution.

Our Mission Statement:
It shall be the mission of the Borough of West Reading's Code Enforcement Department to fairly, reasonably and with impartiality enforce the Building Codes, Municipal Codes and Zoning Ordinances of the Borough of West Reading. Our goal is to ensure compliance for safe living and business operations, thereby protecting property and the quality of life for all Borough of West Reading residents.

Contact Information

John Wascavage - Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Officer  

Keith Yeager - Property Maintenance Inspector

Steve Moyer - Zoning Officer 
Office Hours: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
610-374-8273, Ext. 240

Elba Beltran del-Rio - Code Enforcement Secretary
610-374-8273 Ext. 238

Code Department Fax #610-816-7565




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The Borough of West Reading
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Office: 610-374-8273
Fax: 610-374-8419
E:mail: webmaster
Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.