Title Page

  • Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

City of Easton Rental Inspection Report

  • Date & Time

  • Location
  • Property Photo

  • Result

  • Re-Inspection Date and Time

  • Please note, there are additional fees in accordance with City Code 285-19 for missing a scheduled inspection, or when more than one re-inspection is necessary.


  • Rental License Number(s)

  • Access Granted by

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Is the contact information on file?

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Type of Inspection

  • Explain

  • Owner or Manager or Authorized Agent present at inspection and informed of the contents of the inspection report.


  • The following violations have been found

  • Code sections are from Chapter 435 of the City of Easton Code. Unless otherwise noted.

  • At the time of inspection, there were no violations observed or noted.

  • There is evidence of repairs, alterations, additions or other work without required permits and inspections. (City Code Chapter 245)

  • Install approved address numbers that are plainly legible and visible from the street fronting the property and, where applicable, from the street or road abutting the rear of the property. Each dwelling unit shall have plainly legible identification. Each room or space shall have the required plainly legible identification. (15(D)(3))

  • The sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions. (15(B)(3))

  • Cut and maintain weeds and grasses below 8". Trees and shrubbery shall not present a hazard, nuissance or encroach on the public right-of-way. (15(B)(4))

  • The property shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner. Rubbish and garbage shall be properly stored and disposed. (15(B)(1), 19(B), 19(C), 19(D))

  • Remove the inoperative or unlicensed or disrepaired motor vehicle from the property. (15(B)(8))

  • Key boxes are installed and have updated keys verified by the Easton Fire Department. (24(B)(7))

  • Repair the exterior surfaces, foundation and walls so that they are maintained weatherproof, free from holes, plumb and protected from deterioration. (15(D)(2), 15(D)(5), 15(D)(6))

  • The storefront shall be maintained in good repair and shall not constitute a safety hazard or nuisance. (15(B)(11))

  • Repair or replace windows, skylights and doors to fit in the frames and open, close latch and lock (where required) and to be free from damage and maintained weather-tight. (15(D)(13), 16(F))

  • The roof, drains and gutters shall be cleaned, repaired or replaced to maintain the interior free from moisture and not cause a public nuisance. (15(D)(7), 22(G))

  • Stairways, decks, porches and balconies shall be maintained structurally sound, in good repair, with proper anchorage and capable of supporting the imposed loads. (15(D)10))

  • Handrails and guards shall be installed, at the required height, firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition. (15(D)(12), 16(E), 18)

  • Structural members shall be repaired or replaced to be capable of safely supporting imposed loads. A professional engineer may be necessary to design a solution. (15(D)(4))

  • Properly install pipes, ducts, fans and the like so that gaseous or particulate wastes do not discharge directly upon abutting or adjacent public or private property or that of another tenant. (15(B)(6))

  • The chimney shall be repaired or replaced and protected from decay and deterioration. (15(D)(11))

  • Fire escapes shall be repaired or replaced to maintain a safe path of egress. A professional engineer shall provide an inspection report certifying structural adequacy and safety at least once every five years to the Department of Code Enforcement. (24(B)(5))

  • Eliminate rodent harborage and/or pest infestation; proper precautions shall be taken to prevent re-infestation. (15(B)(5), 20)

  • Remove the graffitti from the property. (15(B)(9))

  • Remove excessive, unused communication equipment, cables, and wires. (15(D)(19))

  • Accessory structures shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. (15(B)(7))

  • Clean, sanitize, repair or otherwise maintain the swimming pool in good repair. (15(C)(1))

  • The swimming pool, hot tub, and/or spa shall be completely surrounded by a barrier a minimum of 48" in height with approved gates or other approved enclosure. (15(C)(2))

  • A clear, safe and continuous path of egress shall be provided, and doors shall be readily openable from the egress side. (24(B)(1-3), 24(E)(1))

  • Stairs and walking surfaces shall be repaired to maintain a safe path of travel. (16(D))

  • Repair or replace interior surfaces (walls, ceilings, floors) to be maintained in a good, clean and sanitary condition. (16(C))

  • Clean and maintain the interior of the structure in a clean and sanitary condition. (16(A))

  • Structural members shall be repaired or replaced to be capable of safely supporting imposed loads. A professional engineer may be necessary to design a solution. (16(B))

  • The basement, crawl space or similar area was damp or wet. Protect these spaces from moisture infiltration and dampness. (16(G))

  • The minimum ceiling height and/or room dimensions are not provided for each bedroom, living room, dining room or kitchen. (21(D)(2-3), 21(D)(5))

  • A kitchen or food preparation area shall be provided. (21(D)(8))

  • Cooking is not permitted in and cooking appliances shall not be permitted in sleeping rooms, dormitory units, motel or hotel rooms, without approval. (21(C)(3))

  • Dwelling units, hotel units, housekeeping units, rooming units and dormitory units shall be arranged to provide privacy and be separate from other adjoining spaces. (21(D)(1))

  • Rooms, halls, and other spaces do not meet the required natural or artificial light requirements. (21(B)1-3), 23(E)(3))

  • Rooms, halls, cooking areas, bathrooms and other spaces do not meet the required natural or mechanical ventilation requirements. (21(C)(1-2), 23(G))

  • Process ventilation shall be provided to remove air contaminating agents at the source and exhaust to the exterior without re-circulation. (21(D)(4), 23(G))

  • The required plumbing fixtures shall be provided, have the required clearances, and maintained in good working order and free from hazards. (22(B-D))

  • Every dwelling unit shall be provided with a water closet, lavatory, and a bathtub or shower. (21(D)(4), 22(B)(1))

  • Clothes dryer exhaust is not properly installed (21(C)(5), 403.5, 23(G))

  • Fuel-fired heating systems and chimneys shall be inspected and certified by a qualified professional to be in good repair, clean, and properly venting within the past twelve (12) months. Signed copies of the certificates shall be provided to the Department of Code Enforcement. (23(C)(1-2), 23(C)(5))

  • Required heating facilities shall be provided to maintain a room temperature of 68 degrees F. (23(B), 23(G))

  • Mechanical appliances shall be properly installed, maintained in a safe working condition, and have sufficient combustion air. (23(C)(1-3), 23(C)(5), 23(G))

  • Safety controls shall be provided on water heaters, heating, and other mechanical equipment. (22(E)(4), 23(C)(4))

  • Abandoned or out of service oil tanks shall be removed. (23(C)(7))

  • Portable heating equipment is not permitted and shall be removed. (23(B)(6))

  • Electrical service shall be repaired or replaced to provide the required minimum amperage and be free from an unsafe or hazardous condition. (23(D)(2-3))

  • Electrical wiring and/or equipment installed or maintained improperly. (23(E)(1))

  • The minimum number of receptacles are provided, properly installed and have the required GFCI or AFCI protection. (23(E)(1-2))

  • Emergency lighting and exit signage shall be installed and maintained to provide the required illumination for 90 minutes without building power. (24(B)(8))

  • Emergency escape openings shall be provided and maintained operational. (24(B)(4))

  • Fire protection systems (sprinklers, alarms, kitchen hood, etc) shall be installed and maintained. Annual inspection reports by certified individuals shall be submitted to the Department of Code Enforcement. (24(D))

  • Fire extinguisher(s) shall be installed and maintained. (24(D)(2))

  • Repair, replace or install fire-resistance -rated assemblies. (24(C)(1))

  • Repair, replace or install the required opening protectives in the fire or smoke barriers, walls or assemblies. (24(C)(2))

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms shall be installed. (24(D)(3), 24(D)(6))

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms shall receive their primary power from the building wiring. (24(D)(4))

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms shall be interconnected in such a manner that the activation of one alarm will activate all of the alarms. (24(D)(5))

  • Smoke and heat detection shall be provided in ducts and maintained in good and operational condition. (24(D)(7))

  • The fire protection system has had tampering. Restore the system to code compliant condition. (24(D)(8))

  • Remove excessive quantities of flammable or explosive matter. (24(E)(2))

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  • Unsafe Structures and Equipment Violations

  • Unsafe Structures and Equipment Comments


  • Occupant Load

  • Is tenant information on file currently accurate?

  • A current list shall be maintained of all occupants age 18 or older in each regulated rental unit, which shall include their name, address, and telephone number. This list shall be submitted to the City annually with license/registration renewal and within 30 days after any changes. (445-18A)

  • Additional Information

  • A property manager located within a thirty-mile radius of the City shall be designated when the owner lives outside a thirty-mile radius of the City.

  • It is recommended that the smoke alarms are hard wired to the building's electricity and interconnected in such a manner that the activation of one alarm will activate all of the alarms.

  • It is recommended that fire-resistant-rated walls, fire stops, partitions and floors are installed to separate dwellings.

  • The Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Act 54 of 1993 requires that if you are the owner of an apartment building or mobile home park where the tenants are responsible for tier utility bill, the law requires that each unit is "individually metered." The law provides additional requirements and protections, please see the law for additional details.

    • Must be located in a conspicuous location where really accessible and immediately available.
    • Must be located along normal paths of travel.
    • Each dwelling unit in a multi-unit structure requires a minimum 5-lb ABC (rating 2A-10BC) fire extinguisher mounted in the kitchen area.
    • Basements shall be provided with a minimum 5-lb ABC (rating 2A-10BC) fire extinguisher properly installed in a convenient location.
    • ALL fire extinguishers must be inspected annually by a certified professional.

    • Fire detection, protection, alarm and suppression systems must be tested and inspected by a certified professional annually.
    • The Code Office must receive a NFPA 72 inspection sheet, completed by a certified professional to show the results of this inspection, annually.
    • Hardwired interconnected smoke alarm systems must be maintained in working order. If a hardwired battery backup alarm is not working, it cannot be replaced with a battery-only operated alarm.

  • Officer

  • City of Easton • Code Enforcement • 123 S. Third Street, Easton PA 18042 • 610.250.6724

  • NOTICE: SOME REPAIRS MAY NEED PERMITS. CONTACT THE CITY OF EASTON DEPARTMENT OF CODE ENFORCEMENT TO DETERMINE WHAT REPAIRS REQUIRE PERMITS. Any and all violations discovered are required to be corrected, abated, repaired or otherwise removed within thirty (30) days of the Rental Inspection, unless other time limit stated above.

    Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this code shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 and costs, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the court. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served, in accordance with the terms and provisions hereof, shall be deemed a separate offense.

    The scope of this report is a limited visual inspection of the general systems and components of the building and property to identify any item listed in the report which may be in need of correction.

    This report is not a warranty or guarantee (expressed or implied) that the items are defect free, or that latent or concealed defects do not exist, may have existed in the past, or may exist or become evident in the future, or that the defects we have referenced in this report are the only defects that exist. This report is not a statement of suitability for future expansion or use.

    To avoid damage claims and other risks, inspectors do not climb to inspect or walk roofs. Roofs, chimneys, gutters and roof penetrations are observed from the ground, which imposes obvious limitations on this part of the inspection.

    Any area which is not exposed to view, is concealed, or is inaccessible because of soil, walls, floors, carpets, ceilings, furnishing or any other thing is not included in this inspection. The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling.

    Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the board of appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 10 days after the day the decision, notice or order was served. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or the requirements of this code are adequately satisfied by other means.

    Please do not hesitate to contact our office at (610) 250-6724 or codescounter@easton-pa.gov, if we may be of further assistance.

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