Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act (MCOCA)

New State Law Amends Municipal Code

Act 133 of 2016, which took effect January 2, 2017, amended the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act (MCOCA), originally enacted as Act 99 of 2000. This act prohibits municipalities from denying use and occupancy certificates based on the results of a point of sale inspection.

Some municipalities were inappropriately withholding or impeding U&O certificates, leading to some real estate transactions being postponed or cancelled due to minor property maintenance violations. Act 133 is a tremendous legislative victory for PAR. Members sent more than 13,000 emails to state legislators, urging them to vote to amend the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act.

More detailed information is available below. If you experience what you believe is a violation of Act 133, please contact your local government affairs director or field representative.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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