Township of Newtown, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Newtown 6-28-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 69.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 72.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 88.
Natural features and landscaping — See Ch. 104.
Nuisances — See Ch. 107.
Plumbing — See Ch. 121.
Sewers — See Ch. 130.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 148.
Zoning — See Ch. 172.
Fees — See Ch. A176.
Newtown Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 to 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of Newtown Township.
Administration and enforcement of the code within Newtown Township shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by the governing body of Newtown Township from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of Newtown Township to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of Newtown Township.
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of Newtown Township.
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 this municipality.
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.
[Amended 9-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-05]
The Township is hereby authorized to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the County of Delaware and such other municipalities within the County who may choose to participate in same, via which the Delaware County Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board shall serve as the Township's board of appeals pursuant to 35 P.S. § 7210.501 (c)(1). Such agreement shall be in a form satisfactory to the Township's Solicitor.
A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by Newtown Township 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 Newtown Township not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by Newtown Township 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.