Borough of Baldwin, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Baldwin 5-17-2004 by Ord. No. 784. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and housing standards — See Ch. 74.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 89.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 131.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 142.
Zoning — See Ch. 168.

§ 83-1 Election to administer and enforce.

The Borough of Baldwin hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, as amended, from time to time, and its regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 to 7210.1103.

§ 83-2 Adoption of Code.

The Uniform Construction Code contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of the Borough of Baldwin.

§ 83-3 Means of administration and enforcement.

Administration and enforcement of the Code within the Borough of Baldwin shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by Council of the Borough of Baldwin from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Baldwin to serve as the Borough Code Official to act on behalf of the Borough of Baldwin.
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough of Baldwin.
C. 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement.
D. 
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough of Baldwin.
E. 
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.

§ 83-4 Board of Appeals.

A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of the Borough of Baldwin 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, the Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.

§ 83-5 Effect on existing ordinances.

A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough of Baldwin on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the code, as amended from time to time.
B. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this chapter and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
C. 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough of Baldwin not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.

§ 83-6 Fees.

Fees assessable by the Borough of Baldwin for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be established by Council by resolution from time to time.