Borough of Canonsburg, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Canonsburg as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 81.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 99.
Grading and excavating — See Ch. 102.
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 118.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 131.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 147.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 151.
Zoning — See Ch. 170.
[Adopted 8-11-1997 by Ord. No. 1210]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Borough Manager, being marked and designated as the "BOCA National Building Code, Thirteenth Edition/1996," as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the building code of Canonsburg in the State of Pennsylvania for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of said BOCA National Building Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 77-2 of this article.
Said BOCA National Building Code hereby adopted is revised as follows:
A. 
The words "Borough of Canonsburg" are inserted wherever the words "Name of Municipality" appear in brackets or are referred to therein.
B. 
The fee schedule for Section 112.3.1 of said BOCA Code for the Borough shall be as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
C. 
Penalties under Section 116.4 of said BOCA Code shall be not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 77 days.
D. 
As to Section 117.2 of penalty, the Borough of Canonsburg will provide that a violation of the building code continues each day and a separate offense occurs each day with a further penalty of $300 to $1,000 per day.
E. 
The effective date for Section 3408.2 of said building code shall be the 11th day of August 1997.
[Adopted 10-13-1997 by Ord. No. 1212]
A. 
No home repair business person, firm, corporation or entity shall engage in the business of residential building repair, alteration or solicitation thereof unless that home repair business first obtains a license from the Borough.
B. 
The applicant for the license shall pay an initial license fee and an annual renewal fee as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council and shall make application on forms designed and supplied by the Borough.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
C. 
The information required for licensure of an applicant shall be determined by regulations established by the Borough.
D. 
Display of license. The licensee shall display its license in a conspicuous location in its principal place of business within the Borough of Canonsburg.
No home repair business licensed or required to be licensed under this article shall perform or cause to be performed any of the following:
A. 
Perform any work unless it conforms to the provisions of the Code of the Borough of Canonsburg and any and all regulations pursuant thereto.
B. 
Factor or sell any installment contract entered into under this article unless written permission is granted by the person who entered into the contract with the license and/or home repair business.
C. 
Fail to complete work as outlined in the written contract.
D. 
Fail to disclose the full cost of the work entered into under a written contract.
E. 
Fail to comply with the requirements of any state law or regulation dealing with contracts and installment sales.
No building permit shall be issued to any home repair business that performs work or causes work to be performed under this article unless said business is licensed pursuant to the provisions set forth in this article.
A. 
The penalty for violation of any provision of this article shall be a maximum fine of $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. Each violation shall constitute a separate offense. In addition, the Department may revoke any license issued pursuant to this article, where appropriate, upon violation of any provision of this article.
B. 
In addition to the penalties above, the Borough shall revoke any license issued under this article for any false statement knowingly or recklessly made by the license applicant.
Notwithstanding any other provision(s) of this Code, in the event that a building code violation is created by any substandard, unworkmanlike or otherwise improper improvement on a premises by a home improvement business, the responsibility for the correction of the violation and the liability for paying any fine assessed pursuant to this article shall be imposed upon the home improvement business and not upon the pertinent property owner, so long as the property owner has not contributed in any significant way in the creation of the building code violation. The Borough may revoke the license issued under this article if the licensee has failed to correct any such violation.
Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit the rights of any consumer who suffers any loss as a result of any action by a home repair business to recover from such business any damage sustained by the consumer.