All sellers of property in the City of Easton shall be required to advise the purchasers of the legal use and condition of such property and to deliver to the purchaser prior to the execution of the agreement of sale for such property a Buyer Notification Inspection Report and Certificate.
To order a Buyer Notification Inspection:
Contact the Bureau of Codes at 610-250-6724 within five days of listing the property for sale to schedule a buyer notification inspection.
The following information is needed:
- Agent name, address, phone
- Owner name, address, phone
- Property address
- Use of property, i.e., single-family detached, two-family, mixed-use, etc
Make arrangements for someone to meet the code officer(s) at the premises. They can not use lock boxes.
The inspection fee (cash or check made payable to the City of Easton) must be submitted to the Code Office prior to the inspection date. View the fee schedule. Upon completion of the inspection, a report will be prepared and forwarded to the property owner and/or agent.
Included in packet:
- Buyer Notification Inspection Report
- Buyer Notification Inspection Receipt
BNI Report must be forwarded to the buyer and the BNI Receipt must be completed and returned to the Code Office. When violations are abated owner/agent/buyer shall contact the Code Office to schedule a Certificate of Compliance Inspection.
Note: Any change of use to a property (convert from two-family to single, mixed-use to two-family) must receive zoning approval prior to inspection. A property will be inspected according to its use.
The City of Easton issues contractor licenses to qualified applicants. The license examination is offered as scheduled by the Licensing Examiner. In accordance with City Ordinance Chapter 422, applicants desiring a contractor license shall have been employed as a licensed contractor for the trade in which licensing is sought, or registered professional engineer for two years prior to the examination, or provide proof of completing education from an accredited institution for the trade in which licensing is sought
For more information please call the Code Office at 610-250-6724.
The purpose of this program is to protect and promote public health, safety, and welfare by establishing accountability relative to the proper maintenance of residential rental housing units through a systematic inspection process. The Ordinance requires that all residential rental units be maintained in compliance with Chapter 435 of the City of Easton Code. Inspection criteria relative to each residential rental unit, as well as all of the common areas and outside premises of the property, have been established in accordance with the requirements of the Code. The Ordinance requires that each residential rental unit be subjected to an inspection at least once every four years. Download a copy of the Rental Inspection Guidelines (PDF).
For further information, please contact the Office of Residential Rental Properties Licensing and Inspection at 610-250-6724.