Borough building North York Borough

350 East Sixth Avenue, York, PA 17404
Phone: (717) 845-3976
Fax: (717) 852-9394

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Welcome to North York Borough's home on the web! Here you can learn about the history of the Borough, access various information concerning zoning codes and permits, and get updates on events and happenings in the community. We're glad you stopped by, and hope you find this site useful.

Borough Office

The Borough Office is located at 350 East Sixth Avenue, York, PA 17404. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Borough Office will be closed on the following holidays:

New Years Day Independence Day Thanksgiving Day
Martin Luther King Day Labor Day Day after Thanksgiving
Presidents Day Veterans Day Christmas Eve
Memorial Day Christmas Day

NOTE: The Borough Office will be closed daily from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.


Code Enforcement Officer

The code enforcement officer is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Borough Council Meetings

The Borough of North York hereby gives notice that the regular schedule of Borough Council meetings for 2019 will be as follows:

January 8th February 12th March 12th April 9th
May 14th June 11th July 9th August 13th
September 10th October 8th November 12th December 10th & 17th

All meetings are open to the public, and will be held in Borough Hall, 350 East Sixth Ave, York, Pennsylvania 17404. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise specified. Doors will open to the public at 6:50 p.m.


A Message from Borough Council

We would like to encourage everyone to get involved in the community and their local government. You can get involved in a number of ways - as a member of one of the various boards or commissions, volunteering for the Liberty Fire Company, or just attending council meetings and giving us your suggestions! Your participation is welcome and appreciated!


North York Borough History

The borough of North York was incorporated April 17, 1899 when a charter was issued by the County Court (The Honorable W. F. Bay Stewart, presiding).  The borough contained about 146 acres.

The first official borough council meeting was held on May 12, 1899 and the elected officers were:

Jacob Mayer Samuel Jacoby
Burgess Frank Mayer
W. W. Williams W. A. Morrison
President of Council Secretary
J. F. Graybill F. W. Strayer
Benjamin Emenheiser Treasurer
Henry Bossler George Palmer
Jesse Shindler High Constable

On the night of May 10, 1899 North York had the most destructive fire in its history. The Wolfgang Candy factory, owned and operated by Clinton and Abtill Wolfgang, burned to the ground. It was located in the rear of 1013 North George Street at 6th Avenue and North Court Alley. The Union Fire Company of York was called but arrived too late to save any of the property. The Jacoby Butcher Shop was destroyed and their slaughter house and barns owned by David Foose, Jesse Shindler and Ben Myers were damaged.

On May 11, 1899, W.W. Williams, president of the borough council fathered the idea of a fire company and the Liberty Fire Company No. 1 was organized June 29, 1899. The fire company building on North George Street was begun in 1901 and had its dedication in 1902. Before the company was a year old, it was the proud owner of a four-wheel horse drawn apparatus. The horses that pulled this apparatus were owned by Samuel Shettel and housed in a barn at the rear of West 7th Avenue and North George Street. In 1917 the first motor-driven fire engine was purchased.


The Borough of North York - 350 East Sixth Avenue - York, Pennsylvania 17404
Phone: (717) 845-3976 - Fax: (717) 852-9394