City of Scranton, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 9-26-1979 as Ch. 13, Art. III, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bureau of Fire — See Ch. 59.
Alarms and alarm systems — See Ch. 152.
Building construction — See Ch. 187.
Contractors — See Ch. 203.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 215.
Fire hydrants — See Ch. 237.
Hazardous substances — See Ch. 278.
Heating and air-conditioning systems — See Ch. 290.
Insurance — See Ch. 298, Art. I.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 313.
Plumbing — See Ch. 345.

§ 243-1 Adoption of standards.

[Amended by Ord. Nos. 31-1980; 94-1981; 5-1986; 91-1987; 174-1990; 150-1993; 4-26-1999 by Ord. No. 61-1999]
A certain document, one copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Scranton, being marked and designated as the "1999 BOCA National Fire Prevention Code" as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., is hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the City of Scranton in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the "BOCA National Fire Prevention Code 1999, as are hereby referred to, are adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, excepting any additions and changes as set forth in this chapter.

§ 243-2 Appeals.

Whenever the Fire Chief shall disapprove any application or refuse to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the Fire Prevention Code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Fire Chief to the Director of the Department of Public Safety within 10 days from the date of the decision appealed.

§ 243-3 New materials; processes of occupancies which may require permits.

The Director of the Department of Public Safety, the Fire Chief and the chief fire inspector shall act as a committee to determine and specify, after giving affected persons an opportunity to be heard, any new materials, processes or occupancies which shall require permits, in addition to those now enumerated in the Fire Prevention Code. The Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall post such list in a conspicuous place in his office and distribute copies thereof to interested parties.

§ 243-4 Additions; deletions; amendments.

[Amended by Ord. Nos. 72-1990; 174-1990; 150-1993; 187-1994; 4-26-1999 by Ord. No. 61-1999]
A. 
Section F-101.1 Insert the "City of Scranton" as the name of the jurisdiction.
B. 
Section F-107.2.3 shall be amended to read as follows:
F-107.2.3 Permits: Permits shall be required in accordance with Schedule 1.
C. 
Section F-112.3 shall be amended to read as follows:
F-112.3 Penalty for violations: Any person who shall violate a provision of this code shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a summary offense, punishable by a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $600, plus costs, or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days in default of payment. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense. Any person found violating this chapter, shall be responsible for payment required to bring the property effected by said violation into compliance with said code.
D. 
Section F-503.4 shall be amended to read as follows:
F-503.4 Single- and multiple-station smoke detectors: Single- and multiple-station smoke detectors shall be installed in each guest room, suite, sleeping area and corridor in Use Groups R-1, R-2 and I-1 and in dwelling units in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms in occupancies in Use Group R-3. In all residential occupancies, smoke detectors shall be required on every story of the dwelling unit, including basements. In dwelling units with split levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent levels, a smoke detector installed on the upper level shall suffice for the adjacent lower level, provided that the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level.

§ 243-5 Stop-work orders; fines.

[Added 4-26-1999 by Ord. No. 61-1999]
Any person who shall continue any work in or about the building after having been served with a stop-work order, except such work as he is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $500 or more than $10,000 per offense.