[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Carlisle 6-10-2004 by Ord. No. 2012, approved 6-14-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Pennsylvania Construction Code, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq., as amended from time to time, and regulations promulgated thereunder by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (collectively referred to in this chapter as the "code") are hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the building code of the Borough of Carlisle. The Borough hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the code, as amended from time to time.
The following shall apply to the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
All building code ordinances or chapters, and portions of ordinances or chapters, which were adopted by the Borough 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.
All building code ordinances or chapters, and portions of ordinances or chapters, 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.
All relevant chapters, ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
The provisions of this chapter shall take effect on July 1, 2004; provided, that they shall not apply to new buildings or renovations to existing buildings for which an application for a permit was made to the Borough before April 9, 2004, or for which a contract for design or construction was signed before April 9, 2004.
Administration and enforcement of the code shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by resolution of the Borough Council from time to time:
By the designation of an employee of the Borough to serve as the Building Code Official to act on behalf of the Borough;
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough;
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of the code through an intermunicipal agreement;
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough;
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.
In order to determine the suitability of alternate materials, methods of construction, appeals, variances, requests for extensions of time or to provide a reasonable interpretation of this chapter, any person affected by a decision of the code official or a notice or order issued under this chapter shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Appeals, as per Chapter 5 (Board of Appeals) of the Code of the Borough of Carlisle.
Fees assessable by the Borough for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter shall be paid in accordance with the applicable resolution as adopted and amended by Borough Council from time to time.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Carlisle Borough Building Code.”
The invalidity of any provision of this chapter, or of the code, shall not invalidate other provisions thereof.
Table R301.2(1) of the International Residential Code is amended to include the following climatic and geographic design criteria.