City of Warren, PA
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Warren 2-19-2007 by Ord. No. 1751. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 360.
Zoning — See Ch. 470.
The City of Warren hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Act of 1999 (UCC) and its regulations, as amended from time to time. The 2006 International Code Council (ICC) series of model codes shall be adopted with this chapter as mandated by the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Future triennial editions of the applicable ICC Codes shall be automatically concurrent with action by the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Administration and enforcement of the code within this municipality shall be undertaken as provided for in the Act, as determined from time to time by resolution of the Council of the City of Warren. The term "enforcement" shall include inspection and other duties to observe and verify code compliance through site visits, which are generally considered a function of the Building Code Department.
The City Manager shall designate the municipal building code official(s) to act on behalf of the City of Warren for administration and enforcement of the Act.
The City may employ the services of outside agents to provide technical and enforcement assistance. No other agent or agency is authorized to perform such duties unless under a written agreement with the City of Warren to provide such services.
The City of Warren shall be the sole authority and provider of inspections for utility service connections.
The City of Warren shall not perform "special inspection" duties, as defined in Section 1702 of the International Building Code. The City of Warren or any inspector employed by the City shall not perform lumber grading inspections as per Act 106 of the 2008 Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Permits required by the City of Warren are as follows:
All new construction, with the exception of detached utility (Group U) structures of less than 150 square feet for residential purposes.
Interior remodel of existing structures.
Construction of additions to existing structures.
Replacement of utility services.
Installation or replacement of mechanical equipment.
Buildings which undergo a change of occupancy per Chapter 3 of the International Building Code.
Appeals to provisions of the Uniform Construction Code shall be heard by the Board of Appeals, as established in accord with City of Warren Ordinance No. 1823.[1] Such appeals are subject to a nonrefundable filing fee as established by resolution of the City of Warren.[2]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 1823, adopted 2-18-2013, authorized an intergovernmental cooperation agreement for a Joint Board of Appeals.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Appeals to accessibility issues shall be heard by the Department of Labor and Industry.
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the City of Warren not governed by the UCC shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by the City of Warren for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be established by Warren City Council by resolution from time to time. All permit and inspection fees shall be payable prior to issuance of the permit and may also be subject to surcharges established by the Pennsylvania Legislature.
With the adoption of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Act of 2006, City of Warren Ordinance No. 1703, adopting the Pennsylvania Construction Code of 1999 as the City of Warren's Building Code, is hereby repealed.
[Added 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 1915]
Foundation footings for all new construction shall be installed to a depth of not less than 48 inches below the finished grade.
All new construction shall be designed to withstand a minimum ground snow load of 40 pounds per square foot.