[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Robinson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Adoption of Uniform Construction Code
Article II Inspection of Commercial Property
[Adopted 5-10-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
The Township of Robinson hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 through 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of the Township of Robinson.
Administration and enforcement of the code within the Township of Robinson shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by the governing body of the Township of Robinson from time to time by resolution:
By the designation of an employee of the Township to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Township;
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Township;
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement;
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Township; or
By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous-use structures.
A board of appeals shall be established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Robinson in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said board of appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Township of Robinson not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
To the extent that the provisions of the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Code ("Code"), adopted after October 31, 1996, comply with Chapters 3 and 5 of the Act and equal or exceed the requirements of the International Plumbing Code, then the Township of Robinson adopts the code as its standard plumbing code, as authorized by Sections 503 and 1101 of the Act, 53 P.S. §§ 7210.503 and 7210.1101.
The Township of Robinson shall enforce the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Code through the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Section, a duly certified plumbing inspection third-party agency meeting all of the statutory requirements set forth in the code.
Fees assessable by the Township of Robinson for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the code shall be established by the Board of Commissioners by resolution from time to time.
Editor’s Note: Former § 105-8, Building permit requirement, added 9-11-2006 by Ord. No. 14-2006, was repealed 10-11-2010 by Ord. No. 9-2010.
Editor’s Note: Former § 105-9, Repealer, added 9-11-2006 by Ord. No. 14-2006, was repealed 10-11-2010 by Ord. No. 9-2010.
[Adopted 10-10-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES
- Any structure which is occupied and utilized as a business or professional office, bank or financial institution, hotel, motel, restaurant, health club facility, child-care facility, manufacturing facility, research and development facility, warehouse or similar type of use within the Township.
The Fire Code Official is authorized to conduct annual inspections of commercial structures within the Township in accordance with the provisions of the 2003 International Fire Code, as amended.