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​COVID-19 Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Certification FAQs


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I mailed my application to the Department on or after March 9, 2020; will the Department process it while the L&I building is closed?

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Any previously mailed applications are currently being processed.

The Governor’s phased-in approach to re-opening indicates I can operate my business at a maximum of 50% of my regular occupancy limit in the yellow phase and 75% in the green phase, how do I calculate my occupancy limit?

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​As Pennsylvania moves to re-open businesses and public spaces, the Commonwealth's phased approach to re-opening includes guidance on the maximum occupancy for many types of businesses. 

More information on determining your location's maximum occupancy can be found on our COVID-19 Re-opening Occupancy Guidance page.  Restaurants should also refer to the Guidance for Businesses in the Restaurant Industry for additional information about safely seating patrons.

What is the processing time frame for applications submitted electronically during the building closure?

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Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Current processing time for submitted applications is two to four weeks.

I mailed my application to the Department prior to March 9, 2020 but I haven't received my UCC certification card yet; how do I check on its status?

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Please contact BOIS at or 717-787-6085 to check on the status of an application.  Please provide the name of the individual seeking certification, their UCC Certification number (if renewing) and the check number as well the individual/company name that was listed on the check that was submitted with the application. 

Are UCC Certifications cards still being mailed while the L&I Building is closed?

Where do I go to find more information regarding the PA UCC Certification program?

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Please visit our Uniform Construction Code website, which includes our forms, fees and contact information, at