Code Corner

These articles from South Fayette Connect explain township codes on various topics:

  • Chickens
  • Decks
  • Dumping & Littering
  • Fences
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Grass
  • Pets
  • Recreational Fires (Open Burning)
  • Swimming Pools
  • Truth in Advertising / Location Identity
  • Vehicle Code


What you need to know to keep backyard poultry


International Residential Code ensure sturdy structures

Dumping & Littering


Maximum height:6 feet

Fire Hydrants

Leave 3 feet clear


Maximum height: 12 inches


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  • Maximum pets permitted in a home: 4 dogs and 6 cats
  • Kennels have different requirements

Recreational Fires (Open Burning)

Truth in Advertising / Location Identity

Businesses must identify location as South Fayette

Vehicle Code

Police officers enforce the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code

View the Code