Code enforcement — See Ch. 127.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 142.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 155.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 158.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 238.
Zoning — See Ch. 260.
§ 114-1Uniform Construction Code (UCC)
§ 114-2Administration and enforcement.
§ 114-5Code review reimbursement.
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 1177 of 2004, the Borough of Middletown hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq., and its regulations, as amended from time to time. The Uniform Construction Code, as contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein and shall be referenced as the Municipal Building Code of the Borough of Middletown. In addition, the Borough shall also administer and enforce the provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code (current edition) as modified by the provisions of Chapter 210 herein; the IEEE International Electrical Safety Code (current edition); and the NFPA 70 National Electric Code Standard, as amended from time to time. As used in this Code of the Borough of Middletown, these constructions codes shall be referred to individually and collectively as the "code."
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough of Middletown not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Administration and enforcement of the code within the Borough of Middletown shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the Council of the Borough of Middletown from time to time by resolution:
By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Middletown to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Borough of Middletown;
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough of Middletown;
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement;
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough of Middletown;
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 the Council of the Borough of Middletown 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.
Fees assessable by the Borough of Middletown for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the code shall be established by the Council of the Borough of Middletown by resolution.
Any costs associated with code review by the Borough, including third-party review of plans, proposals, specifications, or documents, shall be reimbursed to the Borough, by applicants; applicant being the party that executes the documents being submitted. The Code Enforcement Officer may ask for reasonable funds to be deposited at the time of application, to be held in escrow, in order that expenses associated with code review are properly reimbursed.