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Borough of Penndel, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Penndel 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-3; amended in its entirety 2-1-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-1. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 299.
The Borough of Penndel hereby continues to elect 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 through 7210.1103.
[Amended 4-15-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-4]
The Uniform Construction Code, contained at 34 Pa. Code Chapters 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the "Borough Construction Code."
Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary established in the Uniform Construction Code, and as permitted by Section 403.102(1) in its entirety, permits shall be required for:
A. 
Replacement of existing siding [403.62(c)(1)(XIII)]; and
B. 
Installation of an uncovered deck where the floor of the deck is no more than 30 inches above grade [403.62(c)(1)(XVII)].
Administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code within the Borough of Penndel shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by the governing body of Borough of Penndel from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Penndel to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of Penndel Borough.
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of Penndel Borough.
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 Penndel Borough.
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.
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of the Borough of Penndel 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.
A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough of Penndel 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 Penndel not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by the Borough of Penndel for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be established by the governing body by resolution from time to time.