Borough of Lansdale, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Lansdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 152.
Plumbing — See Ch. 292.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 347.
Zoning — See Ch. 405.
[Adopted 6-2-2004 by Ord. No. 1716 (Ch. 51, Art. III, of the 1972 Code)]
The Borough of Lansdale hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101-7210.1103, as amended, and its regulations.
The Uniform Construction Code contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the "Municipal Building Code of the Borough of Lansdale."
Administration and enforcement of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, as amended, and its regulations, within the Borough of Lansdale shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by Borough Council from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Lansdale to serve as the Building Code Official to act on behalf of the Borough;
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By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough of Lansdale;
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By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of the code through an intermunicipal agreement;
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By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough of Lansdale;
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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 Borough Council in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, as amended, and its regulations, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
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All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough of Lansdale on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, as amended, and its regulations, shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act and its regulations, 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 article and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
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All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough of Lansdale not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by the Borough of Lansdale for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the code shall be established by Borough Council by resolution from time to time.