City of Scranton, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 4-13-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 187.
Contractors — See Ch. 203.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 215.
Gas piping standards — See Ch. 272.
Hazardous substances — See Ch. 278.
Heating and air-conditioning systems — See Ch. 290.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 313.
Plumbing — See Ch. 345.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 360.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 201, Construction Codes, Uniform, adopted 6-17-2004 by Ord. No. 41-2004, was repealed 4-13-2010 by Ord. No. 15-2010.

§ 201-1 Adoption of codes.

The City of Scranton hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the following codes of the Uniform Construction Code.
A. 
Pennsylvania Construction Code Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 – 7210.1103, as may be amended from time to time.
B. 
Title 34, Labor and Industry, PART XIV, Uniform Construction Code, Chapters 401 - 405, and Annex A Training and Certification, as may be amended from time to time.
C. 
International Building Code, 2009 edition, Chapters 2 – 29 and 31 – 35, as published in the 2009 International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
D. 
Appendix E of the 2009 International Building Code, as published in the 2009 International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
E. 
Appendix H of the 2009 International Building Code, as published in the 2009 International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
F. 
Appendix J of the 2009 International Building Code, as published in the 2009 International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
G. 
International Mechanical Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Mechanical Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
H. 
Appendix A of the 2009 International Mechanical Code, as published in the 2009 International Mechanical Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
I. 
International Fuel Gas Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
J. 
Appendixes A – C, inclusive, of the 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
K. 
International Plumbing Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Plumbing Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
L. 
Appendixes B – E, inclusive, of the 2009 International Plumbing Code, as published in the 2009 International Plumbing Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
M. 
International Residential Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Residential Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
N. 
Sections AE501 – AE503 and AE601 - AE605 of Appendix E of the 2009 International Residential Code, as published in the 2009 International Residential Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
O. 
International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
P. 
International Existing Building Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Existing Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
Q. 
National Electric Code, 2008 edition, as published in the 2008 National Electric Code, published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as may be amended from time to time.
R. 
International Fire Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Fire Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.
S. 
International Urban-Wildland Interface Code, 2009 edition, as published in the 2009 International Urban-Wildland Interface Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., as may be amended from time to time.

§ 201-2 Amendments to Part XIV, Uniform Construction Code. [1]

As permitted under the terms of § 403.102(l), Title 34, Labor and Industry, which permits a municipality to enact an ordinance which meets or exceeds the code in certain designated sections, the City of Scranton hereby adopts the following amendments to the codes incorporated above as follows:
A. 
§ 403.42. Permit requirements and exemptions[(Commercial) from § 403.102(l)(1) above].
The following subsections shall be replaced in their entirety with the language below:
(b)
Emergency repairs or replacement of equipment may be made without first applying for a permit if a permit application is submitted to the Building Code Official within one business day of the repair or replacement.
(c)
A permit is required for the exceptions listed in § 403.1(b) (relating to scope) and a permit is required for the following construction:
(1)
Building construction for the following:
(i)
Fences.
(iii)
Retaining walls.
(iv)
Water tanks.
(v)
Sidewalks and driveways.
(ix)
Shade-cloth structures constructed for tents, nursery or agricultural purposes.
(xi)
Window awnings.
(xii)
Window replacement with or without structural change.
(3)
The following gas work:
(iv)
Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment governed under the Uniform Construction Code.
 
In all other respects, § 403.42 shall remain in full force and effect.
B. 
§ 403.42a. Permit application [from § 403.102(l)(2) above].
The following subsections shall be replaced in their entirety with the language below:
(b)
A permit applicant shall submit an application to the Building Code Official and attach construction documents, including plans and specifications, and information concerning special inspection and structural observation programs, Department of Transportation highway access permits and any other data required by the Building Code Official with the permit application. The applicant shall submit two sets of construction documents with his/her permit application.
(i)
A permit applicant shall submit certifications required in the International Building Code for construction in a flood hazard area to the Building Code Official and the Zoning Officer.
In all other respects, § 403.42a. shall remain in full force and effect.
C. 
§ 403.43. Grant, denial and effect of permits [from § 403.102(l)(3) above].
The following subsection shall be replace in its entirety with the language below:
(g)
A permit becomes invalid unless the authorized construction work begins within 180 days after the permit's issuance or if the authorized construction work permit is suspended or abandoned for 180 days after the work has commenced. A permit holder may submit a written request for an extension of time to commence construction for just cause. The Building Code Official may grant extensions of time to commence construction, which extensions must be in writing and will be given in writing only. A permit may not be extended beyond three years from its issue date.
In all other respects, § 403.43 shall remain in full force and effect.
D. 
§ 403.62. Permit requirements and exemptions [(Residential) from § 403.102(l)(8) above].
The following subsections shall be replaced in their entirety with the language below:
(b)
Emergency repairs or replacement of equipment may be made without first applying for a permit if a permit application is submitted to the Building Code Official within one business day of the repair or replacement.
(c)
A permit is required for the exceptions listed in § 403.1(b) (relating to scope), and the following construction:
(1)
The following building construction, replacement or repairs:
(i)
Fences.
(ii)
Retaining walls.
(iii)
Water tanks.
(iv)
Sidewalks and driveways.
(viii)
Window awnings.
(xi)
Replacement of existing roofing.
(xiii)
Replacement of existing siding.
(xiv)
Repair or replacement of any part of a porch or stoop regardless of, whether it structurally supports a roof located above the porch or stoop.
(xvii)
Installation of any deck, whether covered or uncovered.
(4)
The following mechanical work or equipment:
(iv)
Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment governed under the Uniform Construction Code.
(6)
The following heating, ventilation and air-conditioning work.
(i)
Replacement of motors, pumps and fans of any capacity.
(ii)
Repair and replacement of heating, supply and return piping and radiation elements.
(iii)
Replacement of ductwork.
(iv)
Replacement of air-conditioning equipment and systems, excluding window units.
In all other respects, § 403.62 shall remain in full force and effect.
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Editor's Note: See 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405.

§ 201-3 Authority granted.

Authority is hereby granted to submit, complete and execute any and all documents necessary to fully initiate and comply on an ongoing basis with the Uniform Construction Codes incorporated hereby.