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Palmer Township
Northampton
610-258-4003
Requires a building permit for all structural and non-structural changes to residential basements. Under review by L&I as of 6/07/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/10/05.
 
Enacted 7/18/05.
Palmer Township
Northampton
610-253-7191
Proposes to adopt provisions of the International Fire Code, 2009, that are not currently adopted by reference in the Uniform Construction Code or section 101.4.5 of the International Building Code, 2009. Under review by L&I as of 10/22/12.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 10/24/12.
 
Revision submitted and under review by L&I as of 3/25/2014.

Some of the revisions found not to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); letter disapproving the ordinance mailed 4/7/2014.
Paupack Township
Wayne
570-226-0632
Exempts from building permit requirements detached residential carports, garages and greenhouses with a building area of 200 sq. ft. or less, and sheds with a building area of 300 sq. ft. or less.
 
Exempts from building permits only residential work exempted by section 403.62 (c) of the UCC regulation and the International Residential Code.
 
Limits the validity of building permits to 18 months from the date of issuance.
Under review by L&I as of 2/16/06.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 2/28/06.
 
Enacted 4/12/06.
Penbrook Borough
Dauphin
717-232-3733
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area equal to or greater than 200 square feet.
 
Requires a permit for the construction, erection, or placement of any accessory structure, which is less than 200 square feet if such accessory structure is provided with any utility service.
 
Lists the types of alterations or repairs to residential buildings which are exempt from the UCC and shall continue to be exempt and no permit will be required.
Under review by L&I as of 7/9/2012.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 7/12/2012.
Penn Township
Berks
717-838-1351
  1. Requiring a building permit for alterations or repairs to residential buildings which are exempt under the UCC except as continued to be exempt as follows:
    1. Replacement of windows and doors when there is no change in the size of the existing opening.
    2. Replacement of hot water heater, boiler, or furnace, or the replacement of any part of a hot water heater, boiler or furnace with the same or greater efficiency rating, electrical and plumbing requirements.
    3. Re-roofing all of or any portion of existing roof.
    4. Addition or replacement of siding on the exterior of the residential structure.
    5. Non-structural repair of any portion of a deck, porch or stoop.
    6. Replacement of an appliance switch or receptacle with a switch or receptacle which is the same or has a like rating.
    7. The addition of one appliance switch or receptacle.
    8. The repair or replacement of any nonstructural member.
    9. The repair or replacement of any sink, toilet, tub, shower, or similar plumbing fixture without relocation of any drain or venting device.
Under review by L&I as of 7/5/2017.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 7/19/2017.

PUBLIC MEETING:
8/28/2017
Penn Twp Municipal Building
840 N Garfield Rd
Bernville PA 19506
Penn Township
Lancaster
717-665-4508
Requires a building permit for residential structures that convert an unfinished basement of an existing dwelling into usable residential space. Under review by L&I as of 12/20/2013.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
1/27/2014, 7:00 PM
Penn Township Municipal Building
97 North Penryn Road
Manheim, PA 17545
 
Enacted 2/24/14
Ord No. 2014-01
Peters Township
Washington
724-941-4180
1. The ordinance proposes amendments to Section R-201, definitions, Patio Home. A detached single-family dwelling constructed with a clear separation between any adjacent units built of not less than 6 feet and not more than 15 feet.

2. The proposed ordinance relating to patio homes, requiring a fire-suppression system in accordance with NFPA 13D or 13R standards, Along exterior walls where the distance between buildings, including eaves, is less than 15 feet, glass block windows bearing ASTM 163 labels of a fixed design shall be used. Any exterior walls that are closer than 15 feet to each other shall have a one-hour fire separation.
Under review by L&I as of 5/5/2017.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 5/5/2017.

PUBLIC MEETING:
7/10/2017, 7:30 PM
Council Chambers, Municipal Building
610 E McMurray Road
McMurray PA 15317
Peters Township
Washington
724-941-4180
The ordinance proposes amendments to Section R-201, definitions, Patio Home. A detached single-family dwelling constructed with a clear separation between any adjacent units built of not less than 6 feet and not more than 15 feet.

The proposed ordinance relating to patio homes, requiring a fire-suppression system in accordance with NFPA 13D or 13R standards, Along exterior walls where the distance between buildings, including eaves, is less than 15 feet, glass block windows bearing ASTM 163 labels of a fixed design shall be used. Any exterior walls that are closer than 15 feet to each other shall have a one-hour fire separation.
Under review by L&I as of 04/07/2017.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 05/05/2017.

PUBLIC MEETING:
Pequea Township
Lancaster
717-299-5251
Adopts Appendix F (Radon Control Methods) of the International Residential Code. Under review by L&I as of 12/19/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 12/23/05.
 
Enacted 2/15/06.
Pequea Township
Lancaster
717-299-5251
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 400 sq. ft or more.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of less than 400 sq. ft. that have a utility connection.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, and establishes 9 exceptions.
 
Requires compliance with the sewer lateral requirements issued by the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority in lieu of the requirements found in the International Plumbing Code and the International Residential Code.
Under review by L&I as of 5/26/05.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/09/05.
 
Enacted 8/17/05.
 
Ordinance challenged; settled by parties on 5/18/06, after ordinance was amended.
Peters Township
Washington
724-941-4180
I-Plumbing Code: Amend sections 306, 701-703, 708, 710, 803 and 1001.
 
I-Residential Code: Amend sections P2604, P3002, P3005 and add a new section "P 3009 Inspection Ports."
Under review by L&I as of 8/13/04.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/30/04.
 
Enacted 11/22/04.
 
Ordinance challenge settled, ended, discontinued on 1/16/07.
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Ordinance proposing the adoption of the International Plumbing Code 2018 with amendments.

Philadelphia IPC Amendments
Under review by L&I as of 5/3/2019.
Proposed changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b.1); approval letter mailed 6/08/2019.

PUBLIC MEETING:
June 11, 2019, 1:00 P.M.

Philadelphia City Hall
Room 400, City Hall
Broad and Market Streets
Philadelphia PA 19107
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Title 4 Philadelphia Code, entitled The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code, amending Subcode B, addition of Section B-903.2.11.7 Buildings 45 feet or more in height requiring automatic sprinkler system. Received 4/18/2018.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
10/23/2018
1:00 PM
City Council Chanbers
Room 400, City Hall
Broad and Market Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Bill Nos. 180176 – Pursuant to Act 36, the City of Philadelphia is moving to enact an ordinance that adopts provisions of the 2018 ICC codes for the purpose of regulating the construction, alteration, repair and use of buildings in Philadelphia that do not meet the definition of "residential building" under section 103 of the UCC. Received 4/18/2018.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
5/24/2018, 10:00 AM
Room 400, City Hall
Broad and Market Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
The ordinance proposes amendments to the Philadelphia Code Title 4; Subcode “B”, Chapter 33, Section B-3303 entitled “Demolition”, by amending requirements regarding site grading and use of mechanical equipment; and adding requirements regarding materials chutes, dust control fencing and storage of demolition debris; and making technical changes; all under certain conditions. Under review by L&I as of 9/12/2017

All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 09/13/2017.
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
The ordinance proposes amendments to the Philadelphia Code Title 4; Subcode P (The Philadelphia Plumbing Code) governing the replacement of existing house drain (including house storm drain) piping by pipe-bursting methods. Under review by L&I as of 2/2/2017.

All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 2/23/2017.
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
1. The ordinance proposes amendments to the Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code, Title 4, Subcode A, Chapter 3 Permits requiring permits where the scope of work includes demolition, moving or removal of a structure greater than one story or greater than 500 square feet, a separate application and permit for such work shall be required. Where the scope of work includes more than one lot, a separate permit shall be required for each lot.

2. The ordinance proposes amendments detailing the required information for a Demolition Permit Application.

3. The ordinance proposes to amend Section A-305 Construction Documents, A-305.2.1.15.1 Site Safety Plan, 3. Description of the means and methods for protection of adjacent structures and public right-of-ways.

4. The ordinance proposes to amend Section A-305 Construction Documents, A-305.2.1.15.1 Site Safety Plan, 8. In cases where the demolition requires Special Inspections in accordance with Section B-3303, the site safety plan shall be prepared by a professional engineer licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The plan shall include the name and address of the licensed engineer and shall be signed, sealed and dated by the engineer in accordance with the professional licensing laws. Submission of the plan by the demolition contractor constitutes agreement by the contractor to follow and carry out the plan.

5. The ordinance proposes to amend Section 1704 Special Inspections and details the requirements related to specific demolition types.

6. The ordinance proposes to amend Section B-3306.2.2 relating to safeguards and protection of sidewalks and streets located within the safety zone for demolition.
Under review by L&I as of 9/1/2016.

All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 9/6/2016.

PUBLIC MEETING:
3/15/2017, 10:00 AM
City Council
City Hall, 4th Floor
Broad & Market Streets
Phila, PA 19102
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Bill Nos. 160130, 160075, and 160138

Bill No. 160130 - The ordinance propose amendments to the Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code to add sections requiring contractors, design professionals and developers to add additional fire-resistant material to structures containing truss construction and other light frame construction, under certain terms and conditions. – Modifies Section 701 of the IBC by requiring protection of exposed engineered lumber in commercial construction in a similar manner as Act 1 now requires for residential construction.

Bill No. 160075 – The ordinance proposes amendments to the Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code by amending Section A, providing for the posting and public notice of the demolition of structures, and making related changes, all under certain terms and conditions.

Bill No. 160138 – The ordinance proposes amendments to the Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code, Title 9, Regulation of Business, Trades and Professions, and Title 14, Zoning and Planning, to preclude issuance of certain licenses and permits to any applicant who is delinquent in payments owed to the City, all under certain terms and conditions.
Under review by L&I as of 3/11/2016.

Bill Nos. 160130, 160075, and 160138. All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/25/2016.

PUBLIC MEETING:
Bill 160130, April 18, 2016, 10:00 am
Bill 160075, April 18, 2016, 10:00 am
Bill 160138, April 22, 2016, 10:00 am

Room 400 City Hall, Broad and Market Sts, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-1437
UCC Ordinance Bill 150651 City of Philadelphia, adopting additional requirements in the Philadelphia Plumbing Code: Proposes a modification by making it mandatory that domestic food waste grinders be installed in dwelling units of all newly constructed buildings. Under review by L&I as of 10/2/2015.
 
PUBLIC MEETINGL:
11/17/15, 10:00 AM
City Council Chambers
Room 400 City Hall
Broad and Market Streets
Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Bill Nos. 130684, 130685, 130691, and 130698.
 
The ordinances propose amendments to the Philadelphia Fire Code; Building Code; Property Maintenance Code; Administrative Code; Health Code; Regulation of Business, Trades and Professions; and Officers and Employees.
 
The changes proposed in these bills strengthen the existing regulations to vastly oversight and safety regulations for all aspects of construction and demolition by adding requirements for permits, construction licenses, inspections, increasing checks on hazardous materials and improved notice and signs at constructions and demolition sites. The changes also improve the rules regarding ethics, training and performance of the persons assigned to enforce the codes in Philadelphia.
 
Code Sections affected: Subcode "A" (The Philadelphia Administrative Code) Sections: 104 (Workmanship), 106 (Definitions), 201 (Enforcement Authority, General), 202 (Duties and Powers of Code Officials), 301 (Applications for Permits), 302 (Permits), 402 (Permit Inspections), 504 (Stop Work Orders), 505 (Cease Operations Order), 506 (Code Violation Notices), 601 (Fines), 603 (Individual License), 901 (Fees), adding new sections 204 (Intergovernmental Cooperation) and a new Chapter 10 (Site Safety).
 
Subcode "F" (The Philadelphia Fire Code) Section 104.2 (Authority at Fires & other emergencies).
 
Subcode "B" (The Philadelphia Building Code) Section 1704 (Special Inspections), 3302 (Construction Safeguards), 3303 (Demolition), 3306 (Protection of Pedestrians), 3307 (Protection of Adjoining Properties).
 
Subcode "PM" (The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code) section 308 (Imminently Dangerous Structures).
 
Title 6 of the Philadelphia Code (Health Code), section 600 (Asbestos Projects).
 
Title 9 of the Philadelphia Code (Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions), section 1004 (Contractors, 2200 (Expediters), and by adding new sections, 1007, on Site Safety monitors.
 
Title 20 of the Philadelphia Code, section 607 (Conflict of Interest)
Under review by L&I as of 10/11/2013.
 
Bill Nos. 130685 and 130688 do not fall within the scope of the PCCA and do not require department approval.
 
Some of the changes found not to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); letter disapproving ordinance mailed 11/14/2013.
 
PUBLIC MEETING: 11/12/2013, 1:00 PM 11/13/2013, 10:00 AM 11/14/2013, 1:00 PM 11/18/2013, 1:00 PM
 
All in Room 400 City Hall, Philadelphia PA 19107
 
Revision submitted and under review by L&I as of 12/16/2013
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letters mailed. 12/23/2013, 1/07/2014, and 1/15/2014.
 
PUBLIC MEETING: 1/23/2014, 2:00 PM, Room 400 City Hall, Philadelphia PA 19107
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-1437
Adopts plumbing code changes pertaining to: backflow protection; the types of pipe allowed for above-ground drainage and vents, underground sanitary drainage, and vents and subsoil drains; and, indirect and special wastes. Under review by L&I as of 2/28/11.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/1/11.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
4/28/11, 9:00 AM
1515 Arch Street
18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
Enacted 4/28/11.

Challenged on 7/7/11.
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Increases the covered walkway design live load requirement to not less than 300 psf. Under review by L&I as of 10/01/08.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 10/03/08.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
12/03/08, 1:00 PM
Room 400, City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Enacted 12/22/08.
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Requires the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in new and existing R-3 and R-4 occupancies where fossil fuel-burning appliances are installed or where a garage is attached to the building. Under review by L&I as of 10/26/07.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 10/30/07.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
12/5/07, 10:00 AM
Room 400, City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Enacted 12/21/07.
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-1437
Requires that certain low-slope roofs be white in color or Energy Star-rated as reflective, and establishes certain exceptions. Under review by L&I as of 3/01/10.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/03/10.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
4/8/2010, 1:00 PM
Room 400, City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Enacted 5/5/10.
Philadelphia City
Philadelphia
215-686-2473
Ordinance proposing changes to the 2018 International Plumbing Code which was adopted by the City on July 24, 2019.
Proposes changes to:
P-311.1 General
P-603.2 Separation of water distribution piping, building sewer, building drains, storm sewer or storm drainage piping.
P-608.1.1 Backflow containment assemblies required.
Table P-702.3 and Table P-702.3
P-717.11 Easement required.
P-919.1 Scope
Table P-1102.4
P-1115.11 Easement required.

City of Philadelphia Plumbing Code Changes 9-2019
Under review by L&I as of 8/30/2019.
Proposed changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b.1); approval letter mailed 10/23/2019.

PUBLIC MEETING
12/2/2019
3:00 PM
City Council Chambers
Room 400, City Hall
Broad and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Pike Township
Berks
610-286-1622
ext. 103
Amends the International Plumbing Code by establishing new categories of wells and creating plumbing criteria for wells drilled within these categories. Under review by L&I as of 7/03/07.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 7/9/2007.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
9/4/07, 7:30 PM
Pike Twp. Mun. Bldg
810 Hill Church Road
Boyertown, PA 19512
 
Enacted 9/04/07.
 
Ordinance challenged 10/4/07.
 
Hearing on ordinance challenge to be held 12/21/07.
 
Dismissed as moot on 12/22/11
Pine Grove Borough
Schuylkill
570-345-3555

Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 200 sq. ft or more.

Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of less than 200 sq. ft. and that have a utility connection.

Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, and establishes a number of exceptions.

Under review by L&I as of 3/30/10.

All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 4/1/10.

Plainfield Township
Northampton
610-866-9663
Requires a permit for the replacement of shingles on a residential dwelling if the replacement requires the cutting away of a load-bearing wall, partition or portion of a wall or roof structure, or, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or load-bearing support.

Under review by L&I as of 11/26/12.

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 11/30/12.

Approval letter mailed 12/03/12.

Public Hearing:

2/13/2013 7:00 PM

Plainfield Twp Municipal Bldg
6292 Sullivan Trail
Nazareth, PA 18064

Enacted 2/13/2013
Plainfield Township
Northampton
610-866-9663
Requires a permit for all residential alterations and repairs pursuant to the IRC 2003 Chapter 1 Section 105, or any subsequent edition thereof or amendments thereto, unless otherwise exempted by this Section.
 
Requires a permit for utility and miscellaneous use structures in excess of 500 square feet that are accessory to detached one-family dwellings.
 
Occupancy of any structure which is altered or erected without first securing the permits required by this Section is hereby declared unlawful and a violation of the UCC, unless the alteration or erection would otherwise have been exempt from the permit requirements pursuant to IRC Code, Section R 105.2.

Under review by L&I as of 10/10/13.

Changes found not to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); disapproval letter mailed 10/24/2013

Resubmitted and reviewed 12/06/2013.

Changes found not to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 12/09/2013

Public Hearing:

3/12/2014 7:00 PM

Plainfield Twp Municipal Bldg
6292 Sullivan Trail
Nazareth, PA 18064

Plainfield Township
Northampton
610-866-9663
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs pursuant to the IRC-2003 Chapter 1 Section 105, or any subsequent edition thereof or amendments thereto, unless otherwise exempted by this Section.
 
Requires permits for all utility and miscellaneous use structures that are accessory to detached one-family dwellings, in excess of 500 square feet.
 
Occupancy of any structure which is altered or erected without first securing the permits required by this Section is hereby declared unlawful and a violation of the UCC.
Under review by L&I as of 10/24/2013. Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 12/9/2013.
Pleasant Hills Borough
Allegheny
412-655-6036
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area greater than 144 sq. ft. (Also contains related zoning provisions not subject to Department review.) Under review by L&I as of 6/21/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/23/05.
 
Enacted 7/18/05.
Plum Borough
Allegheny
412-795-6800
Requires a building permit for:
All residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area exceeding 200 sq. ft.
 
The construction, erection, or placement of any accessory structure which is less than 200 square feet is such accessory structure is provided with any utility service.
 
The construction of all decks, regardless of size, location and/or height.
 
All alterations or repairs to residential buildings which are exempt from the UCC by Act 92 of 2004; however, the following types of alterations and repairs shall continue to be exempt. And no permit will be required:
  • Replacement of windows and doors when there is no change in size of existing opening
  • Re-roofing of less than 25% of total area
  • Replacement of hot water heaters, boiler, or furnace, or the replacement of any part of a hot water heater, boiler, or furnace with the same electrical and plumbing requirements.
  • Addition or replacement of siding on the exterior of the residential structure.
  • Repair or replacement of any nonstructural portion of a deck or porch stoop.
  • Replacement of an appliance switch or receptacle.
  • The repair or replacement of any nonstructural member.
  • The repair or replacement of any sink, toilet, tub, shower, or similar plumbing fixture without relocation of any drain or venting device.
Under review by L&I as of 9/30/2015
 
PUBLIC MEETING: 11/2/2015, 6:00 PM
Council Chambers
Plum Boro Municipal Building
4575 New Texas Road
Pittsburgh PA 15239
Plymouth Township
Montgomery
610-940-1050
Establishes installation and inspection requirements for small wind energy, geothermal heating/cooling and photovoltaic systems. Under review by L&I as of 4/4/11.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 4/05/11.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
May 9, 2011, 6:30 PM
Twp. Municipal Bldg
700 Belvoir Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Enacted 5/9/2011

Ordinance challenged on 6/8/11.
Porter Township
Pike
570-775-7737
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 300 sq. ft or more. Under review by L&I as of 3/09/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/17/05.
 
Enacted 5/2/05.
Pottstown Borough
Montgomery
610-323-7436
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area greater than 120 sq. ft.

Requires a building permit for the construction, erection or placement of any accessory structure, which is less than 120 sq. ft. if such structure is provided with any utility service. The permit is for the purpose of inspection of the utility or utilities being installed or provided to the accessory structure.

Requires a permit for the construction, alterations or repairs to sewer and water laterals, plumbing, supply, waterline, sanitary drainage and venting systems.

Alterations or repairs to residential buildings, which are exempt from the UCC by Act 92 of 2004; provided, however, that the following types of alterations and repairs shall continue to be exempt and no permit will be required:
  • Replacement of windows and doors when there is no change in the size of the existing opening.
  • Re-roofing of less than 25% of the total existing roof square footage.
  • Addition or replacement of siding of less than 25% of the total existing roof square footage.
  • Repair or replacement of any non-structural portion of a deck or porch stoop.
  • Replacement of an appliance switch or receptacle with a switch or receptacle, which is the same or has the same rating.
  • The repair or replacement of any non-structural member.
  • The repair or replacement of any sink, toilet, tub, shower or similar plumbing fixture without relocation of any drain or venting device.
Under review by L&I as of 3/10/14.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/14/2014.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
4/14/2014, 7:30 PM
Pottstown Borough Hall
100 E High Street
Pottstown PA
Pottsville City
Schuylkill
570-622-1234, ext 325
Requires a building permit for residential alterations and repairs not involving structural change or a change in a means of egress and establishes a number of exceptions.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area greater than 120 sq. ft.
Under review by L&I as of 10/30/06.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 11/02/06.
 
Public hearing to be held 12/11/06.
 
Enacted 12/11/06.
R
Reading Township
Adams
717-677-7356
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 500 sq. ft. or more. Under review by L&I as of 9/20/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 9/28/05.
 
Enacted 11/14/05.
Red Hill Borough
Montgomery
610-391-2160
Amends UCC codifying Sections R110.4 (Temporary Occupancy) and R110.5 (Revocation) of the International Residential Code (2009 Edition) into the Codified Ordinances of Red Hill Borough.
 
Provides for the extension and/or revocation of temporary occupancy permits.
Under review by L&I as of 2/7/12.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 2/14/12.
 
Public Hearing: March 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Red Hill Borough Hall 56 West Fourth Street, Red Hill, PA 18076
 
Amendments to original submission and approval submitted for L&I review 4/30/2012.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed Approval letter mailed 5/3/2012.
 
Public Hearing: June 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Red Hill Borough Hall 56 West Fourth Street, Red Hill, PA 18076
Richmond Township
Berks
610-775-7185
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 500 sq. ft or more.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of less than 500 sq. ft. and that have a utility connection for the purpose of inspection for the utility or utilities being installed.
 
The exemptions from a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs meet and continue to be exempt per UCC Act 92 or 2004 that establishes a number of exceptions.

Repeal of Ordinance No. 92
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. §7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 04/10/2012.
 
 
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
5/14/2012 7 p.m.
Richmond Township Building
11 Kehl Drive
Fleetwood, PA
 
Enacted on 5/14/2012
Roaring Brook Township
Lackawanna
570-585-1200
Requires plans sealed by a licensed design professional for new residential dwellings and additions to residential dwellings that exceed 1,000 sq. ft. Under review by L&I as of 7/9/09.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 7/14/09.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
9/3/09, 7:30 PM
Municipal Building
430 Blue Shutters Road
Moscow, PA 18444
 
Enacted 10/1/09.
 
Ordinance challenged 10/29/09.
 
Hearing to be held on 7/21/10, 10:00 AM at:
Twp. Municipal Bldg.
430 Blue Shutters Rd
Moscow, PA 18444
 
Challenge upheld and ordinance rendered null and void 8/18/10.
Robinson Township
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 7/19/06.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/01/06.
 
Enacted 9/11/06.
Rockland Township
Berks
610-987-9288
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 200 sq. ft or more.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of less than 200 sq. ft. and that have a utility connection.
Under review by L&I as of 12/10/04.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 12/28/04.
 
Enacted 2/8/05.
Rosslyn Farms Borough
Allegheny
412-262-3970
Requires a building permit for any structure that is accessory to a detached one-family dwelling with an area greater than 200 square feet, including, but not limited to, a carport, detached garage, greenhouse and shed. Under review by L&I as of 8/13/2019.

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/14/2019.
Ross Township
Allegheny
412-931-7055
Proposing requirements for uncertified buildings relating to issuance of a certificate of occupancy; meeting requirements of the International Existing Building Code; or meeting requirements relating to story height, egress, fire safety requirements, accessibility, and structural requirements. Under review by L&I as of 6/9/2017.

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/13/2017.

PUBLIC MEETING:
7/17/2017, 7:30 PM
Ross Township Municipal Building
1000 Ross Municipal Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15237-2725
Ruscombmanor Township
Berks
610-376-7252
Exempts from a building permit all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures that are less than 200 sq. ft. and that will have no utility service connections.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures that are greater than 199 square feet and that exceed one story in height.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, and establishes 9 exceptions.
Under review by L&I as of 11/18/04.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 11/24/04.
 
Enacted 4/01/05.
S
Salisbury Township Lehigh 484-661-5812 Requires a fire lock box to be installed outside of most non-residential buildings.

Under review by L&I as of May 23, 2011.

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 5/24/11.

PUBLIC MEETING:
6/23/11 7:00 PM
Municipal Building
2900 S. Pike Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103 Ordinance Challenged

 
Amendment to Ordinance under review by L&I as of 2/29/2012
 
Changes found not to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); letter disapproving ordinance mailed 03/09/2012.
 
Amendment to Ordinance under review by L&I as of 3/09/2012
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 03/09/2012.
 
Public Meeting:04/12/2012 7:00 PM Municipal Building
2900 S. Pike Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103

 

Schuylkill Township
Chester
610-933-5843
Requires fire suppression systems in most new buildings and structures and in existing buildings when more than 1000 sq. ft. of floor area is added or altered. Under review by L&I as of 1/18/05.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 1/20/05.
 
Enacted 3/02/05.
 
Ordinance challenged; upheld and ordinance rendered null and void 11/15/05.
 
Appealed to Chester Co. Court of Common Pleas which upheld challenge on 8/29/06.
 
Appealed to Commonwealth Court which upheld the challenge on 9/06/07.

Appealed to PA Supreme Court which upheld lower court ruling on 10/19/10. Ordinance rendered null and void.
Schwenksville Borough
Montgomery
610-987-9290
Requires smoke alarms to be retrofitted in all residential dwellings and all other residential occupancies. Under review by L&I as of 9/05/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 9/13/05.
 
Enacted 10/13/05.
Schwenksville Borough
Montgomery
610-987-9290
Amending Chapter 71 of the Schwenksville Borough Codified Code to add Subsections E, F, G, H, I, J, and K to Section 71-5 of the code.

Requires a permit to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a structure; or erect, install, enlarge, repair a structure, repair roof in excess of 25% of the roof, remove, convert or replace an electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing system regulated by the UCC.

Requires a permit for an accessory structure 250 square feet and larger.

Requires a permit to repair or replace a sewer lateral or water service.

Emergency repairs or replacement of equipment may be made without first applying for a permit is a permit application is submitted to the building code official within 3 business days of the repair or replacement.

Providing for those items that do not require a permit if the work does not violate a law or ordinance.

Providing ordinary repairs and those items that are not classified as ordinary repairs.

A permit is not required for the installation, alteration or repair of generation, transmission, distribution, metering or other related equipment that is, by established right, under the ownership and control of a public utility as the term is defined.
Under review by L&I as of 2/17/2016.
 
Some changes found not to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); letter disapproving ordinance mailed 2/17/2016
 
Revision submitted 6/2/2016. Under review.

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/1/2016

Public Meeting:
11/10/2016, 7:00 PM
Borough Hall
140 Main Street, Schwenksville PA
Sharon Hill Borough
Delaware
267-324-3773
  1. The ordinance proposes amendments to enforce the International Residential Code 2015, as it applies to the alteration and repair of residential buildings, requiring property owners to obtain permits for all such alterations and repairs.

  2. The proposed ordinance adopts the following definition of “ordinary repair(s)” to include all interior and exterior changes to a building which do not involve structural changes to the characteristic of the building, and which are not specifically excluded under Section 2.b of the proposed ordinance.

    1. Ordinary repair(s) specifically includes the following:

      Painting; Papering; Carpeting; Masonry pointing; Water heater replacement; Changing interior or exterior doors which does not involve a structural change to a door frame.

    2. Ordinary repair does not include the following activities which will specifically require a permit:

      Repairs or replacement of a roof in excess of 50 square feet net roof area; repairs or replacement of house siding in excess of 100 square feet net wall area; kitchen renovations which involve any mechanical or structural changes; floor tiling; repair and replacement of driveways and walkways; window replacement that involves changes to existing structure; installation of roof gutter systems; installation of drywall that will alter existing building structure; repair and or replacement of stairs and stairwells; and repair and or replacement of flooring.
Under review by L&I as of 7/13/2018

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 7/18/2018.

PUBLIC MEETING:
9/13/2018, 7:00 PM
Sharon Hill Borough Hall
250 Sharon Avenue
Sharon Hill PA
Sharon Hill Borough
Delaware
610-586-8200
Requires all new single-family and multi-family residential structures, and all new commercial, industrial and educational buildings to be sprinklered.
 
Requires all owner-occupied single-family dwellings that are converted to a rental unit or a multi-family dwelling to be sprinklered.
 
Requires all buildings that are renovated or altered at a cost of more than 50% of their value to be sprinklered.
Under review by L&I as of 6/14/06.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b), pending two wording changes; approval letter mailed 6/22/06.
 
Enacted 8/24/06.
 
Ordinance challenged.
 
Challenge upheld and ordinance rendered null and void 1/08/07.
Sharpsburg Borough
Allegheny
412-781-0546 ext 11
The borough will appoint a "Director of Construction and Property Inspection" as the BCO as defined in the UCC.
 
Require permits for residential alterations and repairs pursuant to the International Residential Code 2003, Chapter 1, Section 105.
 
Require building permits for all Residential Utility and Miscellaneous use structures of 200 square feet or more.
Under review by L&I as of 8/13/12.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/14/12.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
10/2/2012, 6:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
1611 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
 
Enacted: 10/2/2012
Shenandoah Borough
Schuylkill
570-624-7070
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 that all new residential buildings comply with Appendix F (Radon Control Methods) of the International Residential Code 2009 or its successor codes.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs and establishes a number of exceptions.
Under review by L&I as of 3/11/11.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/15/11.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
4/18/11 6:45 PM
Shenandoah Boro Hall
15 West Washington St.
Shenandoah, PA 17976

Enacted 4/18/11.
Shillington Borough
Berks
610-375-8822
Makes a variety of changes (primarily piping-related) to the International Plumbing Code, the International Mechanical Code, the International Fuel Gas Code and the International Residential Code. Under review by L&I as of 6/6/05.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 6/10/05.
 
Public hearing to be held 12/08/05.
 
Ordinance challenged.
 
Ordinance challenge settled, ended, discontinued on 3/19/07.
Shillington Borough
Berks
610-375-8822
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of more than 100 sq. ft.
 
Requires a building permit for residential alterations and repairs.
Under review by L&I as of 5/11/05.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 5/17/05.
 
Public hearing to be held 12/08/05.
 
Ordinance challenged.
 
Ordinance challenge settled, ended, discontinued on 3/19/07.
Silver Spring Township
Cumberland
717-766-0178
Detached one family dwellings, requiring a building permit for all structures with a building area exceeding 500 square feet.

Detached one family dwellings, requiring a building permit for all structures exceeding on story above grade.

Requiring a building permit for residential alterations involving the creation or relocation of a sleeping room in existing structures.
Under review by L&I as of 04/24/2017.

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 04/24/2017.

Public Meeting:

May 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Township Administraiton Building
8 Flowers Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA
South Fayette Township
Allegheny
412-221-8700
Requires exterior wall surfaces of all new residential structures and all new non-residential structures to be finished to grade with brick, stone or other material approved by the building inspector. Under review by L&I as of 4/24/07.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 4/25/07.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
6/11/07, 7:00 PM
South Fayette Twp.
Municipal Bldg.
515 Millers Run Road
Morgan, PA 15064
 
Enacted 7/16/07.
South Whitehall Township
Lehigh
610-966-4343
Municipal Building Code does not apply to carports, detached private garages, greenhouses or sheds if the proposed carport, detached private garage, greenhouse or shed has a building areas less than 500 square feet and is accessory to a detached one-family dwelling.

Municipal building Code exempts alterations to residential buildings where the cost of the alterations is less than $500.00 (fair market value of labor and materials) and where the alterations do not make structural changes to means of egress.
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed July 18, 2011.

PUBLIC MEETING:
8/17/11, 7:30 PM
South Whitehall Twp. Municipal Bldg.
444 Walbert Ave.
Allentown, PA
Spring City Borough
Chester
610-933-9444
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 400 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 7 exceptions.
Under review by L&I as of 7/3/08.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 7/07/08.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
9/2/08, 7:30 PM
Spring City Boro Hall
6 South Church Street
Spring City, PA 19475
 
Enacted 9/2/08.
Stewartstown Borough
York
717-848-4900
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, and establishes a number of exceptions.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area in excess of 240 sq. ft.
Under review by L&I as of 5/8/08.
 
Changes (other than effective date) found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 5/12/08.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
7/7/08, 7:30 PM
Stewartstown Borough
Municipal Building
6 North Main Street
Stewartstown, PA 17363
 
Enacted 7/7/08.
Stowe Township
Allegheny
412-331-4050
Requires a building permit for residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of 150 sq. ft. or more. Under review by L&I as of 10/24/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 11/02/05.
 
Enacted 12/13/05.
Summit Hill Borough
Carbon
570-628-2300
An ordinance relating to the certification of Uncertified Buildings adopting identical language and replacement of the word "department" with "the Borough of Summit Hill." Under review by L&I as of 8/26/2014.
 
Resubmitted

Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 12/22/2014.
Susquehanna Township
Dauphin
717-909-9226
Amends the UCC by not requiring permits for residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area less than 200 square feet.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential decks.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential alterations and repairs, except where excluded from permit requirements by the International Residential Code.
Under review by L&I as of 3/10/08.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/13/08.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
5/8/08, 7:00 PM
Susquehanna Twp. Mun. Bldg.
1900 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110
 
Enacted 5/08/08.
 
Ordinance challenged on 6/09/08.
 
Ordinance repealed and challenge ended on 8/26/08.
Swarthmore Borough
Delaware
610-543-4599
Requiring a building permit for the construction, erection or placement of any utility and miscellaneous use structure or other accessory structure(s), accessory to multifamily, one family and semi-detached dwellings, which propose a building area greater than 200 square feet.
 
Requiring a building permit for the construction, erection or placement of any utility and miscellaneous use structures or other accessory structure(s), accessory to multifamily, one family and semi-detached dwellings, which propose a building area less than 200 square feet and which include electricity, HVAC or plumbing.
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 10/22/2013.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
December 16, 2013, 7:30PM

Council Room
121 Park Ave
Swarthmore PA 19081
Swatara Township
Dauphin
717-232-7661
Amending the exclusion of carports, detached private garages, green houses, and sheds that are accessory to a detached one-family dwelling and having a building area less than 1000 square feet. The proposed ordinance amends this provision to exclude those same structures when the building area is less than 400 square feet, provided that the structures are not equipped with non-portable heating or cooling equipment or electric, water or sewer service. Under review by L&I as of 2/5/2015.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 2/18/2015.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
3/11/2015, 7:30 PM
Swatara Township Municipal Building
599 Eisenhower Blvd
Swatara PA
Swoyersville Borough
Luzerne
570-288-6581
Adopts the International Property Maintenance Code.
 
Adopts Appendices A, B, C, D, H, J, K, N, and O of the International Residential Code.
 
Requires building permits for all residential alterations and repairs.
 
Requires building permits for all residential utility and misc. use structures with a building area greater than 100 sq.ft.
Under review by L& I as of 8/22/08.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/27/08.
 
PUBLIC MEETING:
2/2/09, 6:30 PM
Swoyersville Boro Bldg.
675 Main Street
Swoyersville, PA 18704
 
Enacted 2/02/09.
 
Ordinance challenged 3/05/09.
 
Borough withdrew ordinance on 3/19/09.
 
Dismissed on 4/13/09.
T
Thornburg Borough
Allegheny
412-766-2565
Requires a building permit for all utility and miscellaneous use structures accessory to a detached on family dwelling if such structures exceed 200 square feet in area.
 
Under review by L&I as of 2/4/2015.
 
Changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/9/2015.
Thornbury Township
Chester
610-987-9290
Requires a building permit for the construction, erection, or placement of one-story detached accessory structures 200 square feet and greater.
 
Requires radon control methods for new residential construction with the exception of additions and renovations.
Under review by L&I as of 0716/2012.
 
Some changes found not to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); letter disapproving ordinance mailed 7/18/2012.
Tilden Township
Berks
610-670-2552
Requires building permit for residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area of more than 200 sq. ft. Under review by L&I as of 2/25/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 3/08/05.
 
Enacted 4/02/05.
Tobyhanna Township
Monroe
570-646-1212
Requires a building permit for various residential alterations and repairs.
 
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures with a building area greater than 200 sq. ft.
Under review by L&I as of 5/17/05.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 5/19/05.
 
Enacted 7/11/05.
Tobyhanna Township
Monroe
570-646-1212
I-Fire Code: Adopt Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and amend sections 101.1 through 101.1.1 of Appendix B. Under review by L&I as of 6/11/04.
 
All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503(b); approval letter mailed 6/25/04.
 
Enacted 6/30/04.
Topton Borough
Berks
610-682-2541
Amends the UCC's residential sprinkler system requirements by: prohibiting the addition of anti-freeze or any other additives; requiring that systems fully comply with either the requirements of section P2904 of the IRC or the NFPA 13D; mandating that plans for systems complying with NFPA 13D be designed by a fire protection design professional or a NICET certified designer; and, prescribing certain meter box and meter box outlet piping requirements for all sprinkler systems. Under review by L&I as of 3/31/11.

All changes found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 4/4/11.

PUBLIC MEETING:
6/13/11, 7:30 PM
Topton Borough Hall
205 S. Callowhill Street
Topton, PA 19562
 
Enacted 6/13/11.
 
Ordinance challenged 7/13/11.
Tredyffrin Township
Chester
610-408-3631
Requires a building permit for all residential utility and miscellaneous use structures that have a building area of 120 sq. ft or more. Under review by L&I as of 8/08/05.
 
Change found to be in compliance with 35 P.S. § 7210.503 (b); approval letter mailed 8/10/05.
 
Enacted 9/26/05.
 
Challenged; settled on 1/27/06 after ordinance was amended.