Borough of Columbia,  Lancaster County PA

308 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717.684.2467

Code Compliance

Residential Rental Information
The Borough of Columbia wants to ensure that the homes within the Borough are as safe as possible. Therefore, the Borough Code requires that all rental properties be inspected for life safety issues in accordance with Sections 112-6.C & D of the Code of Ordinances of Columbia Borough.  The Code Enforcement Office is available to assist property owners, ensuring compliance with Borough Codes. Every rental property must be inspected before occupancy and every time there is a change in occupancy (tenants). It is the property owner's responsibility to understand and comply with all borough codes and ordinances.  Inspections must be scheduled.

Borough Code staff will also do a voluntary safety inspection for homes that are for sale. 

Columbia Borough partners with Tenfold (formerly Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership) to provide additional resources to tenants and property owners - Click on the link - Renting - What you should Know 
Tenfold Tenant Presentation
Click on the links below for a copy of the inspection checklists and information regarding these inspections.

In addition, Columbia Borough is partnering with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital to ensure that homes are safe from the impacts of lead poisoning.
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Rental Inspection Checklist1 document

  • Rental Inspection Checklist 3.21.2023
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Safety Inspection Checklist1 document

  • Safety Inspection Checklist 3.21.2023
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Tenant List 2023-20241 document

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Rental Letter 2023-20241 document

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Rental Registration Applications 2023-20242 documents

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  • Rental Registration Short Term Rental 2023-2024
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Recycling Flyer 20231 document

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Lead Free Information1 document

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