Borough of Pennsburg, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pennsburg 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 4-2014.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Code enforcement — See Ch. 36.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 41.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 42.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 51.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 63.
Plumbing — See Ch. 75.
Sewers — See Ch. 86.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 96.
Zoning — See Ch. 110.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 34, Building Construction, adopted 9-3-1996 by Ord. No. 4-96.

§ 34-1 Adoption of standards by reference.

There is hereby adopted in its entirety by the Borough of Pennsburg, copies of which are on file in the office of the Borough, that certain building code known as the "International Building Code, 2009 Edition," as amended, through the effective date of adoption of this chapter and as published by the International Code Council which shall include Appendix chapters B and K, which shall be known as the "Building Code of the Borough of Pennsburg."

§ 34-2 Purpose.

This chapter shall regulate and govern the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to insure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use and that the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such structures, as herein provided; further providing for the issues of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said building code on file in the office of the Borough of Pennsburg are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed below.

§ 34-3 Administration and enforcement.

Office of Code Enforcement. The provisions of Ordinance No. 3-88 (Code Enforcement Ordinance,[1] adopted by the municipality on December 5, 1988, are hereby incorporated by reference and readopted with this chapter. The administration and enforcement of this chapter and of the International Building Code, 2009 Edition, adopted herein, shall be carried out by the Office of the Code Enforcement of the Borough of Pennsburg in accordance with the procedures established by the Code Enforcement Ordinance and by the International Building Code, 2009 Edition, adopted herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 36, Code Enforcement.

§ 34-4 Future editions.

It is the intent of Pennsburg Borough Council to adopt the International Building Code, 2009 Edition. However, in the event that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as part of the Uniform Construction Code adopts a later version of the International Building Code, that edition of the Code, as amended by the Commonwealth, shall become part of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Pennsburg, without the need for adoption of an amending ordinance.

§ 34-5 General provisions.

A. 
Saving clause. Nothing in this chapter, or in the International Building Code, 2009 Edition, hereby adopted, shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding now pending in any court or any rights acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action accrued or existing under any act or ordinance repealed hereby. No right or remedy of any character shall be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.
B. 
Validity. The invalidity of any section or provision of this chapter, or of the International Building Code, 2009 Edition, hereby adopted, shall not invalidate other sections or provisions hereof.
C. 
Conflict of ordinances. Any ordinance, or part of any ordinance, conflicting with the provisions of this chapter be and the same is hereby repealed insofar as the same affects this chapter.
D. 
Short title. This chapter, together with the International Building Code, 2009 Edition, adopted herein, shall be known and may be cited as the "Building Code of the Borough of Pennsburg."