City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 6-2004, 05 § 1, passed 6-28-2004]
This municipality 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 from time to time, and its regulations.
[Ord. 6-2004, 05 § 2, passed 6-28-2004]
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 City of Lebanon.
[Ord. 6-2004, 05 § 3, passed 6-28-2004]
Administration and enforcement of the Code within the City of Lebanon shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the governing body of the City of Lebanon from time to time by resolution:
(a) 
By the designation of an employee of the City of Lebanon to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the City of Lebanon.
(b) 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the City of Lebanon.
(c) 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of the 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 the City of Lebanon.
(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.
[Ord. 6-2004, 05 § 4, passed 6-28-2004]
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of this Municipality 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, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
[Ord. 6-2004, 05 § 5, passed 6-28-2004]
(a) 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the City of Lebanon 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 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.
(c) 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the City of Lebanon not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect.
[Ord. 6-2004, 05 § 6, passed 6-28-2004; Ord. 42-2008, 09 § 1, passed 1-4-2010; Ord. 24-2012, 13, § 1, passed 12-16-2013]
(a) 
Fees assessable by the City of Lebanon for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the Code shall be established by the governing board by ordinance from time to time.
(b) 
The following schedule of fees for various matters pertaining to the City of Lebanon Building Code is hereby approved:
Type
Fee
Residential One and Two Family Dwelling Construction (10% discount for Owner Occupied)
New Construction-all space including living area, finished basements, garages, decks, porches, additions and accessory structures over 250 square feet
$0.45 per square foot
(minimum fee is $100)
Renovations/Alterations (based on fair market value of project cost)
$1 to $10,000
$60
$10,001 to $50,000
$75
$50,001 to $100,000
$100
$100,001 and up
$125
Single Trade Misc. (including roofing) (electrical/heating/plumbing/solar) Pools (includes spas/hot tubs)
$40
Above Ground
$50
In-ground
$75
Storable — any pool that can contain 18 inches of water (no additional zoning fee)
$25
Demolition (dwellings and accessory buildings over 250 square feet)
$200
Commercial/Mixed Use/Multi-Family (3 or more units)
$200
New construction-additions and accessory structures
$0.50 per square foot (minimum fee is $200)
Renovations/Alterations (based on fair market value of project costs)
$1 to $9,999
$100
$10,000 to $49,999
$200
$50,000 to $99,999
$500
$100,001 to $499,999
$1,000
$500,000 to 999,999
$2,000
$1,000,000 and up
$3,000
Single Trade Misc. (including roofing)
$60
Hood/Duct System/Fire Sprinkler
$75
Electrical (over 200 amp)
$75
Demolition (including partial)
$500
Signs (over 20 square feet)
Building (non-illuminated)
$50/per sign
Building (illuminated)
$100/per sign
Freestanding (non-illuminated)
$100/per sign
Freestanding (illuminated)
$150/per sign
Notes:
1.
All inspections and plan reviews shall be conducted by a third party. Applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with said inspections and plan reviews.
2.
Work started (or signs installed) without a permit are subject to twice the regular permit fee.
3.
Projects cancelled or permits not picked up within 30 days of issue date will be invoiced for 50% of city permit fee and third party plan review fees. Fees unpaid for 90 days may be subject to a 10% interest rate or maximum allowable by law. Unpaid fees after one year are subject to lien.
4.
Owners of property with illegally installed signs or signs not removed within the appropriate time frame may be charged for removal/storage and/or disposal as follows:
a.
First offense: $10 per sign
b.
Second offense: $20 per sign
c.
Additional offenses will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law
[Ord. 6-2004, 05 § 7, passed 6-28-2004]
This article shall be effective July 1, 2004.