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County
Phone Number
Proposed Changes
Status
F
Fairview Township
York
717-901-5222
Proposed exemption of residential accessory structures that are less than 400 square feet, provided the structure will not be equipped with heating, cooling, electric, water or sewer service.
 
Proposed exemption of those permit exclusions set forth in R105.2 of the 2009 International Residential Code relating to alterations which do not make structural changes or changes to the means of egress to a residential building.
 
Proposed exemption of those permit exclusions set forth in R105.2 of the 2009 International Residential Code relating to repairs to residential structures.
Approval Letter 4/11/2012
 
Meeting April 30, 2012 7:00PM
Fairview Township Municipal Building
599 Lewisberry Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Falls Township
Bucks
215-949-9000
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures larger than 500 sq. ft.
 
Requires a building permit for alterations and repairs in all buildings.
Under review by L&I as of 9/16/04.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 9/22/04.
 
Enacted 10/19/04.
Fishing Creek Township
Columbia
570-925-6205
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of more than 500 sq. ft. or if less than 500 sq. ft. and served by any utility.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs that are excluded by 34 Pa Code §403.62.
 
Establishes permit requirements for recreational cabins that owners want to occupy as permanent residences.
Under review by L&I as of 8/25/09.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/28/09.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
10/7/09, 6:00 PM
Township Building
3188 SR 487
Orangeville, PA 17859
 
Enacted 10/7/09.
Forty Fort Borough
Luzerne
570-287-8586
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 120 sq. ft or more.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of less than 120 sq. ft. and that have a utility connection.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, and establishes 9 exceptions.
Under review by L&I as of 11/08/06.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 11/09/06.
 
Enacted 12/18/06.
Forty Fort Borough
Luzerne
570-287-8586 ext. 37
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, and establishes 5 exceptions. Under review by L&I as of 11/22.10.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 11/24/10.
Forward Township
Allegheny
412-384-1761
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area in excess of 300 sq. ft. Under review by L&I as of 11/07/07.
 
Enacted 1/7/08.
Fountain Hill Borough
Lehigh
610-867-0301
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs pursuant to the International Residential Code 2009 Chapter 1 Section 105.
 
Requires a building permit for Utility and Miscellaneous use structures.
 
Requires a plumbing permit for the installation of a water heater in any structure
 
Requires a permit for fireplace installation or alteration, permanently wired appliances being changed over or altered.
 
Occupancy of any structure which is altered or erected without securing the permits required is hereby declared unlawful and a violation of the UCC, unless the alteration or erection would otherwise be exempt from permit requirements pursuant to the International Residential Code 2009, Section R 105.2.
 
Establishment of a section titled Emergency Escape and Rescue Requirements requiring all habitable space and every sleeping room shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 3, Section 310 of the International Residential Code 2009.
Under review by L&I as of 6/14/2013.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/19/2013.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
8/5/13 7 p.m.
Borough of Fountain Hill
941 Long Street
Fountain Hill, PA 18015
City of Franklin
Venango
814-437-1430
Requires a permit for fences over 2 feet high for commercial buildings.
 
Requires a building permit for all window awnings 32 square feet and larger.
 
Requires a building permit for fences over 2 feet high for residential buildings.
 
Requires a building permit for all decks for residential buildings.
Under review by L&I as of 9/19/2016.

All changes found to be in compliance with
35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 09/26/2016.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
11/14/2016, 7:00 PM
City of Franklin Council Chambers
430 13th Street
Franklin PA 16323
G
Germany Township
Adams
717-334-6718
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area in excess of 250 sq. ft.
Under review by L&I as of 10/15/10.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 10/19/10.
 
PUBLIC MEETING: Dec. 13, 2010 6:00 PM
427 Mengus Road
Littlestown, PA 17340
 
Enacted 12/13/10.
Greater Jefferson Area COG: Boroughs of Brookville, Summerville and Timblin (but not Big Run), and Townships of Barnett, Bell, Beaver, Clover, Eldred, Gaskill, Heath, Henderson, Knox, McCalmont, Oliver, Perry, Polk, Porter, Ringgold, Rose, Union, Warsaw, Washington, Winslow and Young.
Jefferson
814-265-8539
Requires a building permit for all residential electrical service upgrades or renovations. Under review by L&I as of 5/26/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/09/05.
Green Lane Borough
Montgomery
610-476-7212
Restricts the sale of certain pyrotechnics and open burning, and establishes fines for violations of these restrictions. Under review by L&I as of 5/09/06.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 5/17/06.
 
Enacted 7/13/06.
H
Hamburg Borough
Berks
610-372-7700
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 300 sq. ft. or more and for those with a lesser building area that are served by a utility.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs and establishes 8 exceptions.
Under review by L&I as of 7/19/10.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 7/20/10.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
8/23/10, 7:00 PM
Hamburg Municipal Ctr.
61 North Third Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
 
Enacted 8/23/10.
Hamilton Township
Adams
717-232-5000
Adopts Appendix B of the International Fire Code.
 
Requires installation of sprinklers in buildings with two or more family dwellings and in all townhouses, and water-flow alarms on these systems.
Under review by L&I as of 11/08/07.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 11/19/07.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
4/7/08, 7:00 PM
Hamilton Twp. Mun. Bldg.
272 Mummerts Church Road
Abbottstown, PA 17301
 
Enacted 4/7/08.
 
Ordinance challenged 5/5/08.
 
Continuance granted on hearing on 10/1/08, pending decision to adopt residential sprinkler requirements as part of UCC.
 
Ordinance challenge dismissed as settled, ended and discontinued on Oct. 6, 2011.
Hamiltonban Township
Adams
717-642-0022
Requires a building permit for residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area in excess of 250 sq. ft. Under review by L&I as of 6/27/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/28/05.
 
Enacted 8/02/05.
Hanover Township
Northampton
610-865-3664
Adopts the requirements (including Appendices) of the International Fire Code not adopted by 34 Pa Code §403.21. Under review by L&I as of 4/21/09.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 4/22/09.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
5/26/09, 7:00 PM
Municipal Building
3630 Jacksonville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017
 
Enacted 6/23/09.
 
Ordinance challenged 7/23/09.
 
Dismissed as moot, discontinued and ended February 6, 2012.
Hazle Township
Luzerne
570-233-0121
Requires that residential sprinkler system drawings be designed or approved by a licensed design professional or a NICET certified professional, and that such systems be installed and tested by a certified sprinkler installer. Under review by L&I as of 12/01/10.

Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 12/02/10.

PUBLIC MEETING:
1/11/11, 5:30 PM
Hazle Twp. Building
103 West 23rd Street
Hazleton, PA 18202
 
Ordinance not enacted.
Hazle Township
Luzerne
570-453-2466
I-Residential Code: Amends section M1804.2.5.1 to require direct vent terminations of not less than 7 ft., when the manufacturer does not specify a clearance height over a walkway, balcony or deck area. Under review by L&I as of 9/26/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 10/18/05.
 
Enacted 11/14/05.
Hazle Township
Luzerne
570-453-2466
Requires a building permit for all detached accessory structures.
 
I-Residential Code: Amends sections R309.1, R403.1, R403.1.3, R405.1, R502.2.1, R602.8, R611.1, R1004.1, M1401, P2904.5.1, Table P2904.4.1, Table 2904.5., Table P3002.1, Table P3202.4, P3201.4, P3113.1, and E3601.
Under review by L&I as of 12/29/04.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 1/6/05.
 
Enacted 2/2/05.
 
Challenged; settled on 6/23/05 after ordinance was amended.
Hazleton City
Luzerne
570-455-2999
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures of more than 120 sq. ft.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, except for painting, papering, tiling, carpeting and similar finish work.
 
Requires a permit for siding on residential and commercial buildings.
 
Amends other administrative and enforcement requirements, as allowed by 34 Pa Code §403.102(l).
Under review by L&I as of 1/20/09.
 
All changes requiring L&I approval found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 1/22/09.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
4/23/09, 6:30 PM
Hazleton City Hall
40 North Church Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
 
Enacted 6/18/09
Rescinded 1/22/2014
Hazleton City
Luzerne
570-459-4925
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures of more than 120 sq. ft.
 
Requires a building permit for all alterations to residential buildings with the exception of painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, and similar work.
 
Requires a building permit for all repairs to residential buildings with the exception of painting, papering, tiling, carpeting and similar work.
 
Requires a building permit for all siding installation on residential and commercial buildings.
 
Requires a building permit for all fences; oil derricks; retaining walls over 3 feet in height; all water tanks; all sidewalks and driveways; and all decks.
 
The City of Hazelton issues residential permits for one (1) year. Permits may be renewed for one year at the discretion of the Building Code Official is the work is not completed.
Under review by L&I as of 12/20/2013.

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503(b); approval letter mailed 1/07/2014.
Honey Brook Township
Chester
610-273-3970
Requires a building permit for residential utility and miscellaneous use structures larger than 499 sq. ft. Under review by L&I as of 8/20/04.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503(b); approval letter mailed 8/27/04.
 
Enacted 10/13/04.
I
Indian Lake Borough
Somerset
814-443-4681
Adopts the requirements of 35 P.S. § 7210.902 (b) for enforcement of UCC in all uncertified buildings. Under review by L&I as of 2/23/09.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 2/24/09.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
4/8/09, 6:00 PM
Borough Office
1301 Causeway Drive
Central City, PA 15926
 
Enacted 4/08/09.
Ingram Borough
Allegheny
412-281-5227
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 200 sq. ft. or more and for those with a lesser building area that are served by a utility.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs and establishes 9 exceptions.
Under review by L&I as of 8/25/06.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/29/06.
 
Enacted 10/09/06.
J
Jefferson Hills Boro
Allegheny
412-655-7735
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area exceeding 300 sq. ft. Under review by L&I as of 09/09/2013.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 9/12/2013.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
10/09/2013 6:00 PM
Jefferson Hills Municipal Center
925 Old Clairton Road
Jefferson Hills PA 15025-3133
Jefferson Township
Berks
610-987-9290
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 500 sq. ft. or more and for those with a lesser building area that are served by a utility.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs and establishes 9 exceptions.
Under review by L&I as of 3/14/07.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/15/07.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
5/12/07, 9:00 AM
Jefferson Twp. Mun. Bldg.
5 Solly Lane
Bernville, PA 19506
 
Enacted 5/12/07.