[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township
of Radnor 2-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Adoption of standard codes of technical regulations — See
Charter § 3.06.
Code Appeals Board — See Ch. 15
Building construction — See Ch. 125
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 144A
Contractors — See Ch. 145
Grading, excavations and fills — See Ch. 175
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 195
Property maintenance — See Ch. 222
Stormwater management — See Ch. 245
Street excavations — See Ch. 250
, Art. VI
, Plumbing, of the Township of Radnor is hereby repealed and a new Chapter 218
as set forth below is hereby enacted.
Certain documents on file in the office of the Secretary of
the Township of Radnor, being marked and designated as the 2009 International
Plumbing Code, are hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of Radnor Township,
Delaware County, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the purpose
of establishing minimum regulations governing the design, installation,
maintenance and construction of plumbing systems as herein provided;
and each and all of the provisions, penalties, conditions and terms
of the 2009 International Plumbing Code are hereby referred to, adopted
and made a part hereof as if fully set forth in this chapter with
the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as prescribed by
The following sections and subsections of the 2009 International
Plumbing Code are hereby added, amended, changed, and clarified as
set forth below.
Section 101, General.
In Subsection 101.1, Title. Insert "Township of Radnor" as the
name of the jurisdiction.
Insert a new Subsection 101.5 to read as follows:
101.5 Terms. Whenever in the Plumbing Code a municipality
is mentioned and no name is given, said municipality shall be construed
to mean the Township of Radnor; and when a state is mentioned, the
same shall mean the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and when the Department
of Plumbing Inspection is mentioned, the same shall mean the Department
of Community Development.
Section 103, Department of Plumbing Inspection.
Delete Subsections 103.1 through 103.3 and substitute with the
103.1 General. The Director of Community Development
or any authorized agent or employee thereof shall be designated as
the Code Official for the purposes of this code.
103.2 Appointment. The Code Official and employees
of the Department of Community Development shall be appointed in accordance
with the personnel procedures and policies of the Township of Radnor.
Amend the subsection number of Liability to read: 103.3 Liability.
Section 106, Permits.
Subsection 106.5.4, Extensions. Delete the following on line
nine: "The fee for an extension shall be 1/2 the amount required for
a new permit for such work."
Subsection 106.6.1, Work commencing before permit issuance.
Change the word "shall" on line three to "may."
Subsection 106.6.2, Fee schedule. Delete this subsection and
substitute with the following:
|106.6.2 Fee schedule.
Fees for all plumbing work shall be charged as set forth in Chapter 162
of the Township Code.
Subsection 106.6.3, Fee refunds. Delete in its entirety.
Section 108, Violations.
Subsection 108.3, Prosecution of violation. Delete the words
beginning on the second line "request the legal counsel of the jurisdiction
Subsection 108.4, Violation penalties. Delete this subsection
and substitute with the following:
108.4 Violation penalties. Any person who shall
violate a provision of this code or who shall fail to comply with
the requirements thereof, or who shall install, repair or alter a
plumbing system in violation of an approved plan or directive of the
Code Official, or of a permit issued under this code, shall upon conviction
be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000. Each day that a violation
continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
Subsection 108.5 Stop work orders. Insert in the first blank
"25" and in the second blank "1,000."
Section 109, Means of Appeal. Delete this entire subsection and substitute
with the following:
MEANS OF APPEAL
109.1 General. Whenever the owner or contractor
involved in the installation, repair or alteration of a plumbing system
takes exception to the decision of the Code Official in refusing to
issue a permit, or to approve plans as required by this code, such
owner, contractor or duly authorized agent or attorney may within
10 days after such decision take an appeal therefrom to the Code Appeals
Board. Such appeal shall be in writing, state the decision of the
Code Official and the reasons for the exception taken thereto and
filed with the Township Secretary. The Code Appeals Board shall within
30 days from receipt of such appeal fix a date, time and location
to consider the appeal and to allow the person to be heard if he states
his desire to do so in the written appeal. A prompt decision shall
be rendered by the Code Appeals Board and duly recorded with such
decision being final.
Add a new Section 111 to read as follows:
LICENSING OF PLUMBING CONTRACTORS
111.1 Master plumber license. It shall be unlawful
for any person to engage in the business of plumbing as a master plumber
without first having obtained a license from the Department of Community
111.2 Application. Application shall be made on
a form furnished by the Township and shall include the name and address
of the business, partnership or corporation and the name of the individual
to be licensed, along with any other information which the Township
may require. One member of the business, partnership or corporation
shall be sufficient for the issuance of a license.
111.3 Insurance. No license shall be issued to
a master plumber unless the applicant files a certificate of insurance
with the Code Official at the time of license application. The certificate
of insurance shall contain a provision that coverage afforded under
the policy will not be canceled, materially changed or not renewed
until at least 30 days' prior written notice has been given to
Radnor Township. The certificate of insurance must evidence policies
of insurance maintained at the expense of the applicant for comprehensive
liability, including products/completed operations/broad contractual
and property damage: each occurrence, $500,000.
111.4 Change of place of business. Immediate notice
shall be given by any licensee hereunder to the Township of any change
of his place of business.
111.5 Misrepresentation. It shall be unlawful for
any person who does not have a master plumber's license issued
by the Township to engage in or represent himself as engaged in the
business of plumbing within Radnor Township.
111.6 License for institutions. A person certified
as competent by the Code Official may be licensed as a master plumber
for the care, alteration or addition of the plumbing and drainage
system of a designated manufacturing or mercantile building, institution,
hotel, apartment or similar building where the continuous services
of a master plumber are required, and receive a certificate of license,
but in such case the person so licensed shall not be permitted to
do any plumbing or drainage work in any building or buildings other
than those for which he is specifically licensed.
|111.7 License fees.
License fees for master plumbers and institutional plumbers shall be charged as set forth in Chapter 162
, Fees, of the Township Code and shall be valid for a period of one year from the date issued.
111.8 Revocation of licenses. A license may be
suspended or revoked by the Code Official for violation of any section
of this chapter, or for violation of any standards, conditions or
requirements under which a plumbing permit is issued by the Township.
Notification and justification for such action shall be provided to
the licensee by certified and regular mail. The licensee, agent or
attorney may, within 10 calendar days from the date of the notice,
appeal the decision of the Code Official to the Code Appeals Board.
The appeal shall be in writing, state the decision of the Code Official
and reasons for taking exception thereto and shall be filed with the
Township Secretary. The Code Appeals Board shall, within 30 days from
receipt of such appeal, fix a date, time and location to consider
the action taken by the Code Official. The Code Appeals Board shall
render a prompt decision and affirm, modify or reverse the decision
of the Code Official, with such decision being duly recorded and final.
Chapter 2, Definitions.
Section 202, General Definitions.
Amend the definition of "Code Official" to read as follows:
CODE OFFICIAL. The Director of Community Development
charged with the administration and enforcement of this code, or a
duly authorized representative.
Insert the definition of "department" to read as follows:
DEPARTMENT. The Department of Community Development
of Radnor Township or any authorized agent or employee thereof.
Insert the definition of "institutional plumber" to read as
INSTITUTIONAL PLUMBER. Any person who shall have
qualified and registered as an institutional plumber in accordance
with the terms of this chapter and under the rules and regulations
of Radnor Township.
Insert the definition of "master plumber" to read as follows:
MASTER PLUMBER. Any person who shall have qualified
as a master plumber in accordance with the terms of this chapter and
under the rules and regulations of Radnor Township.
Insert the definition of "Township" to read as follows:
TOWNSHIP. The Township of Radnor in the Commonwealth
Chapter 3, General Regulations.
Section 305, Protection of Pipes and Plumbing System Components.
In Subsection 305.6.1, Sewer depth, insert 24 on lines three
Section 904, Vent Terminals.
Subsection 904.1, Roof extension. Insert the number 15 online
Chapter 10, Traps, Interceptors and Separators.
Section 1002, Trap requirements.
Subsection 1002.3, Prohibited traps. Add to number 5: "except
when approved by the Code Official."