City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(a) 
A $4.50 State surcharge will be collected for each permit issued.
(b) 
Refunds will not be issued for any permits or applications received.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
Plan Review - New Construction
Type
Fee
Use Groups B, E, M, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4
$0.06 per square foot (up to 15,000 square feet plus $0.04 (15,001 square feet to Total)
Use Groups A, H, I
$0.06 per square foot (up to 20,000 square feet) plus $0.04 (20,001 square feet to Total)
Use Groups F, S, U
$0.06 per square foot (up to 12,000 square feet) plus $0.04 (12,001 square feet to Total)
Individual Discipline Review Fees:
Mechanical review fee
12% of building plan review fee
Plumbing review fee
12% of building plan review fee
Electrical review fee
12% of building plan review fee
Fire protection (speaker and/or alarm)
12% of building plan review fee
Individual Discipline Only Fee (MEP & FP)
$250 for first 5 sheets plus $250 for each 10 sheets or portion thereafter
Minimum new construction review fee (IBC regulated)
$250
One- and two-family dwelling or townhouse (IRC regulated)
$150/unit
Plan Review - Alteration/Change of Use
Use Groups B, E, M, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4
$0.05 per square foot (up to 15,000 square feet) plus $0.03 (15,001 square feet to Total)
Use Groups A, H, I
$0.05 per square foot (up to 20,000 square feet) plus $0.03 (20,001 square feet to Total)
Use Groups F, S, U
$0.05 per square foot (up to 12,000 square feet) plus $0.03 (12,001 square feet to Total)
Individual Discipline Review Fees:
Mechanical review fee
10% of building plan review fee
Plumbing review fee
10% of building plan review fee
Electrical review fee
10% of building plan review fee
Fire protection (speaker and/or alarm)
10% of building plan review fee
Minimum alteration review fee
$200
All reviews reflect an initial review and review of 1 subsequent revision. Any additional required reviews shall be conducted at 15% of the respective discipline review fee. Minimum re-review fee = $75.
Fees are established on the basis of per square foot of "gross floor area" (GFA), which includes total square footage of all floors within the perimeter of the outside walls, including basements, cellars, garages, roofed patios, breezeways, covered walkways and attics with a floor-to-ceiling height of six feet six inches or greater.
3 sets of plans must be submitted for review. Upon approval, 1 set of original stamped plans must be present at the job site until completion of the project. A scanned copy of the approved plans is required to obtain a permit with the City of Erie.
Plan Scanning and Archiving
$1.25 per sheet
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(a) 
Construction. Fees are based on the total cost of demolition, building, furnace installation, pools and sheds.
Construction Cost
Fees
Up to $2,000
$25
$2001 and up
$25 + $6 per $1,000 in excess of $2,000
(b) 
Emergencies and weekend call-out inspections: $300.
(c) 
Inspection for certificate of occupancy: $100.
(d) 
Fences.
Cost of Fence
Fees
Up to $250
$10
$251 to $750
$15
$751 to $2,000
$20
$2,001 and up
$25 + $6 per $1,000 in excess of $2,000
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
Type
Fee
(a)
Application Fee
$10
(b)
Service and Feeders
200 amp or less
$50
201 amp to 400 amp
$85
Over 400 amp
$20 per 100 amp
Sub-feeders or sub panels
Over 600 volt
$25
Additional meter
$10
(c)
Residential Flat Rate Inspections
2 trip maximum
Minimum trip to 15 devices
$50
Each additional trip
$25
Each additional device or fixture
$1
Service 200 amps or less
$50
Each additional device
$1
Service 201 to 400 amps
$85
Each additional device
$1
Each disconnect
$10
(d)
Commercial
Minimum trip to 15 devices only
$75
Each additional device or fixture
$1
Signaling, communication and alarm to 15 devices
$75
Each additional device
$1
(e)
Heating, Cooling, Cooking, Appliances, Equipment, Motors, Generators, Transform Capacitors, Etc.
Less than 1/3 hp, kw, kva, or kvar
Use finished wiring fee
Over 1/3 hp, kw, kva, or kvar:
1/3 to 1.0
$12
1.1 to 5.0
$15
5.1 to 10.0
$20
10.1 to 30.0
$25
30.1 to 50.0
$30
50.1 to 100.0
$35
Over 100
$100
Over 600 volt
2x above fees
(f)
Miscellaneous
Temporary pole service
$50
Real estate inspection
$75
Emergencies and weekend call-out inspections
$300
Pool inspections - two trips
$325
Third and each additional trip
$50
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(a) 
Application fee: $10.
(b) 
Fixture fee (for each plumbing fixture and waste discharging device):
(1) 
Up to 3 fixtures: $30.
(2) 
Each additional fixture: $15.
(c) 
Each new or reconstructed building sewer included in the plan: $50.
(d) 
Each new or reconstructed water distribution piping system or service connection included in the plan: $50.
(e) 
Each new or replaced water heater included in the plan: $20.
(f) 
Plumbing/real estate inspection fee: $75.
(g) 
Emergencies and weekend call-out inspections: $300.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
The licensing and installation requirements for HVACR contractors will be revised prior to May 31, 2004.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
(a) 
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR — A person, firm, corporation or other legal entity who or which is engaged in contracting to install, erect or repair electrical wire or conductors to be used for the transmission of electric current for any electrical use whatsoever, or moldings, ducts, raceways or conduit for the reception or protection of such wires or conductors to electrical machinery, apparatus, devices or fixtures to be used for any electrical use whatsoever. An "electrical contractor" shall be a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience and technical knowledge to plan, lay out and supervise the installation and repair of electrical wiring apparatus and equipment for any electrical use whatsoever in accordance with the standard rules and regulations governing such work.
(b) 
MATERIALS, ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRICAL WORK, ELECTRICAL MATERIALS, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL FIXTURES — Includes all electrical apparatus, electrical appliances, electric wiring, electrical fixtures, and all electrical supplies of whatever kind or nature used as a part of any installation for the transmission or consumption of electrical energy, including the electrical installation and apparatus used in connection with and adjunctive to heating, cooking, plumbing, ventilating and refrigerating equipment, display and advertising signs and water heaters, provided, however, such term shall not include incandescent lamps, domestic electrical appliances severable from the freehold without material damage thereto.
(c) 
APPLIANCE INSTALLER — Any person or employee of a proprietorship, partnership or corporation who, within the City, engages in or carries on the business of installing and/or repairing air conditioning or equipment utilized or designated for the utilization of electricity for heat, and who has the final determination and the full responsibility for the manner in which the work is done, for the materials used and for the selection, supervision, and control of any persons employed on the work engaged in by such proprietorship, partnership or corporation.
Such licensed installer shall be limited to the installation only of control wiring and connection to motors rated not in excess of five horsepower, heating equipment loads not in excess of 10 KW necessary to alter or increase service board equipment, service feeders and distribution to accommodate any additional light, heat or power loads, such changes shall be performed by a licensed Master Electrician.
(d) 
APPRENTICE/HELPER — Any person who has not yet qualified for the classification of Journeyman. An "apprentice/helper" shall always work under the direct supervision of a Master or Journeyman Electrician until such time that qualifications for the rank of Journeyman are met, and the appropriate test is passed. An "apprentice/helper" shall not assume or be given full responsibility for any type of electrical installation.
(e) 
APPRENTICE/HELPER LICENSE — A license issued to an apprentice/helper as herein defined, and who shall always work under direct supervision of a Master or Journeyman Electrician.
(f) 
ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE INSTALLER'S LICENSE — A license issued to an electrical appliance installer, who qualified as a competent person to be an electrical appliance installer and who shall have passed the required examination given by the Board.
(g) 
JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN — Any person who shall have passed a Journeyman Electrician's examination and qualified and registered in accordance with the terms of this article and under the rules and regulations of the Examining Board, and one who is the holder of Journeyman Electrician's license and is employed as defined in the definition of Master Electrician.
(h) 
JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN'S LICENSE — A license issued to a Journeyman Electrician as herein defined, who, by passing the required examination and tests, has qualified as a competent person to be a Journeyman Electrician.
(i) 
MASTER ELECTRICIAN — Any person, or employee of a proprietorship, partnership or corporation who, within the City, engages in or carries on the business of installing, erecting, altering, extending, maintaining, or repairing electrical wiring, apparatus, fixtures, devices, appliances or equipment utilized or designated for the utilization of electricity for light, heat, or power purposes or for signaling systems, and who carries on such business as an independent contractor or employee of a proprietorship, partnership or corporation and who has the final determination and the full responsibility for the manner in which the work is done, for the materials used and for the selection, supervision and control of Journeyman Electricians and apprentices employed on the work engaged in by such person, proprietorship, partnership or corporation.
(j) 
MASTER ELECTRICIAN'S LICENSE — A license issued to a Master Electrician as herein defined, who by passing the required examination and tests, has qualified as a competent person to be a Master Electrician.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
(a) 
After June 6, 1973, no person, firm, corporation or other legal entity shall enter into, engage in or work in the business as an electrical contractor for hire, unless such person or a representative of the firm or corporation has obtained a license and a certificate therefor granted by the Office of Code Enforcement on payment of the prescribed fee. A fee of $40 shall be paid by each applicant for the electrical contractors examination, such fee to be forfeited upon failure to qualify. A period of 90 days shall intervene before qualifying for re-examination. Except as herein otherwise provided, any person before making application for a license as electrical contractor shall have been employed or engaged at the business of electrical construction and installation for a period of not less than five years preceding the time of such application, or shall otherwise establish to the satisfaction of the Office of Code Enforcement that the applicant has the necessary background and experience to satisfactorily qualify as an electrical contractor.
(1) 
No person, other than a licensed Master/Contractor, or a licensed Journeyman, or a licensed Apprentice in the employ of a licensed Master/Contractor shall install, renew or extend any electrical wiring, electrical device, excluding portable or plug-in type appliances. No person other than a licensed Appliance Installer shall engage in the business of installing heating or air-conditioning.
(2) 
No apprentice/helper shall engage in any electrical work on any job site unless a licensed Journeyman or Master Electrical Contractor is actually present on the same job site at the same time, supervising the work being performed.
(b) 
Every such examination shall be so designed as to establish the competence and qualifications of the applicant to perform each and all of the several types of work, for each and all of the several purposes set forth in this section.
(c) 
Upon payment of the prescribed fee as hereinafter set forth, any person who has been continuously employed or engaged at the business of electrical construction and installation in this City for a period of six years prior to the effective date of this section (June 27, 1973), at least two of which years immediately preceding making of application as herein provided shall be as an electrical contractor, shall be granted a license without examination; provided application shall be made to the Office of Code Enforcement within one month after the effective date of this section (June 27, 1973); upon presenting satisfactory proof to the Office of Code Enforcement of fitness to conduct such business. The application shall consist of a sworn statement.
(1) 
Describing the experience of the applicant in the electrical contracting business.
(2) 
Listing representative electrical contracts performed by the applicant.
(3) 
Such other information as may be required by the Office of Code Enforcement.
(4) 
Payment of the initial license fee.
(d) 
The Office of Code Enforcement shall receive all applications for license filed by persons, partners or representatives of a firm, corporation or other legal entity seeking to enter upon or continue in the electrical contracting business as herein defined within this City and upon proper qualifications of such applicant shall issue the license applied for.
(e) 
The Office of Code Enforcement shall prescribe the conditions of examination of, and subject to the provisions of this article, shall give examinations to all persons who are under the provisions of this article, required to take such examinations. The scope of such examination shall cover such matters as the provisions of nationally recognized electrical installation safety standards and the theoretical and practical application of the same encountered in electrical work. It shall hold a minimum of two examinations each year at such time and/or place within the City as the Office of Code Enforcement designates. Public notice shall be given of the time and place of all examinations. In the conduct of the examination the Office of Code Enforcement shall prescribe a standard form of examination which may be revised from time to time as circumstances require. Examinations shall give ample opportunity for all applicants to be thoroughly and carefully examined, may be written or oral, or both, and shall be supervised by three or more examiners, but no license shall be granted by the Office of Code Enforcement.
(f) 
Before a license shall be issued, fees shall be paid for same in the following amounts:
Type of License
Initial Fee
2004 License Fee
Renewal Fee
Master Electrician/Contractor
$300
$200
$200*
Journeyman Electrician
50
50
Apprentice or Helper
20
20
Appliance Installer
50
50
Retired Master
50
50
*
The escrow fee for those master electricians who have reached the age of 65 and are retired shall be $50 which shall allow the license to be held in an inactive status, with no permits whatsoever being taken out.
All licenses shall be paid by December 31 prior to the renewal year, or on the first business day after December 31 if that date falls on a weekend or holiday on which City Hall is closed. A grace period of up to 31 days will be granted, such that any license renewal payment made until January 31 of the renewal year will be effective, but such fee will be doubled if paid during the grace period. Any license renewal not paid in full by January 31 of the renewal year, or the first business day after a January 31 falling on a weekend or City holiday will be revoked automatically.
(g) 
No firm or corporation or other legal business entity shall be denied the privilege of continuing business as electrical contractor in the event of death, illness or other physical disability of the representative thereof who qualified the firm, corporation or other business entity for a license for at least six months following the date of such death, illness or other physical disability; provided, that such business is conducted under such qualified supervision as the Office of Code Enforcement deems adequate.
(h) 
No license issued under this article shall be assignable or transferable.
(i) 
The Office of Code Enforcement may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew any license if the holder has:
(1) 
Secured such permit by misrepresentation.
(2) 
Failed to maintain the qualifications required by this article.
(3) 
Engaged in fraudulent business activities or in misleading advertising practices.
(4) 
Violated a provision of this article, or other applicable codes or ordinances with specific reference to Article 1711.
(5) 
Committed an act of gross negligence.
(6) 
Failed to provide certificates of insurance for proof of liability insurance to the City in the amount of $500,000.
(7) 
Failed to pay the annual license renewal fee in full by the due date.
(j) 
The City's Electrical Inspector may prefer charges as set forth above against any licensed electrical contractor, journeyman, apprentice or appliance installer. Such charges shall be in writing and under oath. The Inspector shall set forth on the written Notice the nature of the violation which the licensee has allegedly committed, and the sanction which is being imposed, whether revocation, non-renewal or suspension of license, and state that the licensees shall have 20 calendar days after receipt to demand a hearing before the Manager of Code Enforcement to contest the existence of the violation or the Inspector's sanction. Any such notice shall be sent by regular U.S. mail to the address listed by the licensee in his or her most recent application, renewal or change of address sent to the Inspector, and will be presumed received within three days of sending. If the licensee does not respond in a timely fashion to the Inspector's Notice of Violation, then the Notice will become final and unappealable. The time and place for the hearing shall be fixed by the Manager of Code Enforcement and a notice of the time and place of hearing shall be personally served on or mailed to the last known address of the licensee at least 20 days before the date fixed for the hearing. At any hearing, the accused licensee shall have the right to appear personally and by counsel to cross-examine witnesses appearing against him and to produce evidence and witnesses in his own defense. No license shall be suspended or revoked unless the Manager of Code Enforcement shall determine that a preponderance of the evidence presented against the licensee justifies such action. All decisions rendered by the Manager shall be in writing, and shall contain sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law to enable a court to review the determination on appeal. The licensee who requests a hearing shall provide 1/2 of the cost of an appearance fee of a court stenographer, and shall pay for the preparation of a transcript for court review in the event of the licensee's appeal from an adverse decision of the Manager of Code Enforcement.
(k) 
An applicant whose license has been revoked may become eligible not earlier than 90 days from the date of such revocation for a new license upon meeting all the requirements of this article and upon the satisfactory completion of an examination as herein provided.
(l) 
Electrical work or construction which is performed on the following facilities or which is by or for the following agencies shall not be included within the business of electrical contracting so as to require licensing under this article:
(1) 
Minor repair work such as the replacement of lamps and fuses.
(2) 
The connection of portable electrical appliances to suitable permanently installed receptacles.
(3) 
The testing, servicing or repairing of electrical equipment or apparatus.
(4) 
Electrical work in a single-family dwelling used exclusively for living purposes, including accessory buildings, in the event that such person is the bona fide owner of such dwelling and that the same are occupied by or designed to be occupied by such owner or members of his immediate family and such owner shall personally purchase all materials and perform all labor in connection therewith.
(5) 
Electrical work in mines, on ships, railway cars or automotive equipment.
(6) 
Municipal plants or any public utility organized for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating works for the generation, supplying, transmission and distribution of electricity for electric light, heat or power.
(7) 
Repair, manufacturing and maintenance work on premises occupied by a firm or corporation, and installation work on existing buildings occupied by a firm or corporation and performed by a regular employee who is a qualified electrician.
(8) 
Installation, repair or maintenance performed by regular employees of the City or a municipality, county or school district on the premises or property owned or occupied by the City, a municipality, county or school district.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of these rules and regulations:
(a) 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY — The Director of the Mayor's Office of Economic and Development or his authorized representative, including any individual official, or board, authorized by the City of Erie to administer and enforce the provisions of this Code.
(b) 
MASTER PLUMBER — A person who had demonstrated his skills in planning, superintending or installing plumbing and who having satisfied the Plumbing Board as to his knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the same, has been granted a license by the City of Erie to engage in the plumbing business as a master plumber.
(c) 
JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER — A person other than a master plumber or apprentice plumber who having satisfied the Plumbing Board as to his knowledge of the installation of plumbing, has been licensed by the City of Erie to install plumbing under the direction of a master plumber.
(d) 
APPRENTICE PLUMBER — A person who is engaged in learning the plumbing trade by working with and assisting a journeyman or master plumber in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing and drainage.
(e) 
PLUMBING BOARD — The Board appointed by the Mayor of the City of Erie in accordance with given ordinances.
(f) 
PLUMBING BUSINESS — The investment of time, capital and labor in plumbing for private gain, profit, or purpose.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
(a) 
No person other than a licensed master plumber, shall engage in the business of plumbing or expose the sign of plumbing or any other advertisement pertaining thereto, except wholesale or retail plumbing fixture supplies.
(b) 
Any firm or corporation, desiring to engage in the business of plumbing shall have at least one member of said firm or corporation in possession of a master plumber's license who shall register with the Building Code Official along with the name or names of all officers of the firm or corporation for which he is registering.
[Amended by Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(c) 
No licensed master plumber shall employ any person who is not licensed as a plumber or registered as an apprentice plumber to perform plumbing work under any contract entered into by the licensed master plumber; and no registered apprentice plumber shall perform any plumbing work except when working with and assisting a licensed journeyman, or a licensed master plumber.
(d) 
Every registered master plumber shall have a bonafide place of business, the address of which shall be registered with the Administrative Authority. All vehicles regularly used by a master plumber in the operation his business shall bear his name or the name of his company and the words "Registered Master Plumber" together with his license number which shall be abbreviated to Lic. No. and then his number.
(e) 
Every licensed master plumber shall give immediate notice to the Administrative Authority of any change in his place of business; and upon the termination of his business, he shall surrender his license to the Administrative Authority where it shall be held in an inactive status until re-activation shall be requested by the license holder.
(f) 
No person, firm or corporation carrying on the business of plumbing shall allow his name to be used by any person, directly or indirectly, either to obtain a permit or permits, or to do any work under his license.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
Any person desiring to do plumbing work in the City of Erie who has been licensed by another state or political subdivision not in the City of Erie may apply to the Building Code Official for a temporary license. The Building Code Official shall issue a temporary license provided the applicant holds a similar license issued under licensing procedures equivalent to the City of Erie which in the discretion of the Building Code Official would merit the issuance of such a permit. The temporary license granted by the Building Code Official shall be limited to such plumbing work included in a single project. The person shall have contracted at the time of the application for temporary permit in the case of a master plumber shall be limited to a period of one year or until the next regularly scheduled licensing examination in the case of a journeyman plumber. The applicant shall pay the fees as set forth in this code.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
Before a Plumber's license is issued or is renewed for the next calendar year, the applicant shall pay to the City of Erie the following fee:
Type
Fee
(a)
For the issue or renewal of a Master Plumber's license
$200
(b)
For the issue or renewal of a Journeyman Plumber's license
$50
(c)
For the issue or renewal of a Master Escrow/Journeyman
$70
(d)
Temporary Master Plumber's License
$300
(e)
Temporary Journeyman's Plumber's License
$100
(f)
Initial registration as an Apprentice Fee
$25
(g)
Annual registration fee for Apprentice's
$25
(h)
Master Plumber (Retired)
$20
(i)
Journeyman Plumber (Retired)
$20
[1]
Editor's Note: See Article 161 for current legislation.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
(a) 
Consistent with the provisions of this Code, the Building Code Official will recommend rules and regulations governing the licensing of master and journeymen plumbers and the registration of apprentice plumbers.
[Amended by Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(b) 
All licenses shall be valid for one calendar year.
(c) 
No master plumber's license shall be granted a journeyman plumber until he has at least five years of experience as a licensed journeyman plumber under the direction of a master plumber and has successfully passed the required examination.
(d) 
No journeyman plumber's license shall be granted a registered apprentice plumber until he has had a minimum of three years experience as a registered apprentice plumber assisting a journeyman or master plumber licensed in the City of Erie.
(e) 
All apprentice plumbers shall register with the Building Code Official at the beginning of their apprenticeship training.
[Amended by Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
[Ord. 9-2007, passed 3-7-2007; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
The Building Code Official shall adopt rules and regulations for the examination of applicants for master and journeyman plumber licenses. The Building Code Official shall conduct examinations at least once year. Notice shall be given no less than two weeks prior to the dates scheduled for the examination in at least one local newspaper in the City of Erie. Said examinations for master and journeyman plumbers shall be held annually on the first Tuesday in February of each year. Special examinations may be held at any time, the expense of which shall be defrayed by the applicant.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004; Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(a) 
A licensed master, journeyman or apprentice plumber desiring to continue in the business or work of plumbing, shall within 30 days prior to the expiration of his licenses or registration, apply to the Building Code Official for renewal of his license or registration. No examination shall be required for the renewal of a master or journeyman license, provided proper application is made in the time period specified above.
(b) 
Any person who applies for a license renewal after the expiration of his license may be required to undergo, at the discretion of the Building Code Official, an examination as provided in Section 1502.076.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
(a) 
A licensed master or journeyman plumber who wishes to retire shall notify the Building Code Official in writing that he voluntarily desires to assume retired status (see fee schedule).
[Amended by Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(b) 
A licensed master plumber may assume inactive status by notifying the Building Code Official of his desire to do so. Upon the Building Code Official's approval of his/her request for transfer to inactive status, the master plumber's license shall be placed in escrow.
[Amended by Ord. 27-2019, passed 4-17-2019]
(c) 
When a licensed journeyman or master plumber elects to assume retired or inactive status pursuant to above paragraphs there shall be no refund due for any license fee payable during that calendar year. License fees for future calendar year shall be payable according to the fee schedule set forth.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
From and after January 1, 1959, no person shall operate a rooming house or shall occupy or let to another for occupancy any rooming unit in any rooming house, unless he holds a rooming house permit issued by the Building Code Official.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
Application for permit shall be made by the operator to the Building Code Official on forms furnished by the City of Erie. The application shall include:
(a) 
The name and address of the operator, and the name and address of the owner, if the operator is not the owner;
(b) 
The location of the rooming house, including the street and number for each entrance;
(c) 
The number of rooming units occupied or available for occupancy, and the number of persons who may be accommodated in accordance with the provisions of this Code: and
(d) 
Such other information as the Building Code Official may by rule or regulation require.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
A permit shall be issued by the Building Code Official to the operator upon reasonable proof that:
(a) 
The rooming house complies with the applicable provisions of The Uniform Construction Code; and
(b) 
An occupancy permit has been issued by the Building Code Official.
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
A Building Code Official shall grant or deny a license application, in whole or in part, within 15 business days of the filing date or the application is deemed approved. Reasons for the denial shall be in writing and sent to the license applicant. The Building Code Official and the applicant may agree in writing to extend the deadline by a specific number of days. A license applicant may request extensions of time or variances or appeal a Building Code Official's action on the license application to a Board of Appeals under Section 1503.062 (relating to appeals, variances and extensions of time).
[Ord. 30-2004, passed 6-2-2004]
The annual licensing fee shall be as follows:
Number of Rooms
Licensing Fee
1 through 4
$25
5 through 9
$50
10 through 24
$75
50 through 149
$200
150 or more
$300
No reduction in the fee shall be made for fractional yearly licensing. The license shall expire at the end of the calendar year in which it is issued and shall be renewed annually at the rate established.
[Ord. 55-2008, passed 12-3-2008]
Engaging in the work of Electrical Contracting or Plumbing Contracting requiring a License hereunder without having first obtained a current License for such work is hereby declared to be a Summary Offense. Upon conviction of such offense, a penalty not to exceed $1,000 and/or incarceration of not more than 90 days shall be imposed.