In two recent cases of note to property owners in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court sided with the city government in Philadelphia regarding the imposition of substantial fines for continuous building code violations issued by the city of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).

In City of Philadelphia v. Neely, 2024 Pa. Commw. Unpub. LEXIS 163 (Mar. 25, 2024), the Commonwealth Court affirmed substantial cumulative fines for unresolved noncompliance of certain aspects of the building code.