Township of Warwick, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Warwick 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-5.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 53.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 57.
Certificates of use and occupancy — See Ch. 61.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 62.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 69.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 89.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 117.
Plumbing — See Ch. 141.
Zoning — See Ch. 195.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 145, Property Maintenance, adopted 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-4.
The 2012 International Property Maintenance Code, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Township of Warwick; for the control of building and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said International Property Maintenance Code are hereby adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes prescribed in § 145-2 of this chapter.
The following sections are hereby revised:
A. 
In Section 101.1, insert "Township of Warwick."
B. 
In Section 103.5, insert Warwick Township Fee Schedule.
C. 
In Section 112.4, insert "not less than $250 nor more than $1,000. Each day work is continued after receiving a lawfully issued stop work order shall constitute as a separate offense."
D. 
In Section 302.4, insert "six inches."
E. 
In Section 302.4, add the following sentence at the end of the first paragraph: "This section shall apply to within 200 feet of any habitable or occupiable structures or buildings. This section shall not apply to property owned, leased or under the control of Warwick Township which has been naturalized."
F. 
In Section 304.14, insert "May 1 to November 1" where appropriate.
G. 
Section 304.3 Premises identification shall be amended to read as follows:
The Township shall have final authority as to the assignment of a street number or address for each structure. Each structure to which a street number has been assigned by the Township shall have the appropriate number displayed in a location and size as to be readily observed and readable from the closest public right-of-way. All street numbers shall be in Arabic characters at a minimum of six inches in height, with one-half-inch-wide stroke. Structures that are set back more than 50 feet from the public right-of-way, or any distance when the number cannot be readily seen from the right-of-way, shall have the assigned street numbers attached to a post or mailbox placed at the end of the driveway on the same side of the road as the structure is located. These numbers shall be at least four inches in height with one-half-inch-wide strokes and shall be placed on both sides of the post or mailbox, at a minimum height of three feet so as numbers can be seen by vehicles traveling from either direction. All street numbers shall be illuminated when possible and shall be colored in contrast with the background upon which the number is placed.
No street numbers may be painted upon any public curbs, streets, signs, posts or sidewalks, without prior written approval of the Township. Any resident wishing to display a street address upon the public curbline, may do so only with the permission and in accordance with the instructions of the Fire Marshal's office.
All curb painting shall be in addition to the display of numbers listed above. Any person(s) soliciting for curb painting shall first obtain a Township soliciting permit, as well as prior approval of the Fire Marshal. Commercial contractors may be required to produce evidence of liability and workers' compensation insurance coverage.
H. 
In Section 602.3, insert "September 1 to May 1" where appropriate.
I. 
In Section 602.4, insert "September 1 to May 1" where appropriate.
Nothing in this chapter or in the International Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in § 145-2 of this chapter; nor shall any just legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.