All of the boroughs have a
large number of local ordinances. Below are summaries of frequently
used ordinances. Additional ordinance information can be obtained
through the borough websites listed on the link page.
Glen Rock, New Freedom, Railroad, and Shrewsbury Boroughs
Established ordinances that prohibit
anyone under the age of 18 to be in public unless accompanied by a
parent or legal guardian, or going to or returning from employment
during curfew hours.
Shrewsbury Borough curfew is
from midnight to 6am.
The remaining three boroughs
are from 11pm to 6am.
Dog Laws - In Pennsylvania dogs are required to be
licensed and vaccinated against rabies. New Freedom, Glen Rock, and
Shrewsbury Boroughs contract Hemler Animal Control for animal
control. Railroad Borough uses the PA State Dog Officer.
Joyce Hemler (Shrewsbury,
New Freedom, and Glen Rock Borough)
Animal Control Service, Box
5278 Stone Church Road, Glenville PA 17329
PA State Dog Warden (Railroad
Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement -
Wildlife Animal Issues -
Pennsylvania Game Commission
- 610 926-3136
Loitering - All four boroughs have establish
ordinances prohibiting loitering in public places. Loitering is
remaining idle essentially in one location, walking aimlessly, and
"hanging around." Public places are public streets and sidewalks,
parking lots, stores, restaurants, taverns, and other business
Abandoned Vehicles - PA Vehicle code defines
abandoned vehicles as vehicles that are physically inoperable and
left unattended on highway or public property greater than 48 hours
or parked illegally on highway or on roadway greater than 48 hours
without valid registration, valid inspection, or visible VIN number
or parked on private property without consent greater than 24 hours.
An established ordinance prohibits skateboarding on public streets
and sidewalks and on public property where permission was not
- Except in defense of persons or property, it is illegal to fire or
discharge any gun, including B.B. guns and pellet guns or any other
firearm within the borough. Bow and arrow shooting can only be
conducted with proper backstops approved by the chief of police or
upon appeal and approval by borough council.
Church St. (SR3008) weight restriction - It is
illegal for any person to operate a motor vehicle, trailer, or
semi-trailer having a load capacity in excess of 1500 pounds on
Church St. in Glen Rock Borough (up or down hill). Exceptions:
Delivery of goods or services to locations on Church St. or side
streets only accessible by Church St. and moving vehicles to place
of residence by the owner.
Control of Alarm Devices - Per Title 18 of the PA
crimes code, alarms that occur greater that (3) times within a 12
month period are subject to fines. This is enforced due to frequent
alarms where owners fail to repair defective alarms.