Borough of West Chester, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of West Chester 4-21-2004 by Ord. No. 11-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 43.
Existing buildings standards — See Ch. 44.
The Borough Council of West Chester hereby adopts the International Residential Code, 2003 Edition, including Appendix Chapters A, B, D and F, as now and as hereafter supplemented, reissued, amended and revised, as published by the International Code Council, Inc. Not fewer than three copies of the International Residential Code, 2003 Edition, have been and now are filed in the Borough's office of the Department of Building, Housing and Codes Enforcement, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein.
The following amendments, additions, deletions and changes are hereby made to the International Residential Code, 2003 Edition:
A. 
Section R101.1 shall be amended by the deletion of the words, "[NAME OF JURISDICTION]" and the replacement thereof with "the Borough of West Chester."
B. 
Section R103 shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: "SECTION R103 DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING, HOUSING AND CODES ENFORCEMENT."
C. 
Section R103.1 shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
"R103.1 Code official. The Department of Building, Housing and Codes Enforcement shall be responsible for administering and enforcing this code. The executive official in charge of the Department of Building, Housing and Codes Enforcement shall be known as the "code official."
D. 
Section R108.2 shall be amended to state as follows:
"R108.2 Fee schedule. The Borough Council shall, by resolution, adopt a schedule of fees which shall be kept on file in the Department of Building, Housing and Codes Enforcement and shall be reviewed and revised as necessary by the Borough Council."
E. 
Amend Section R112.1. to state as follows:
[Amended 8-15-2012 by Ord. No. 15-2012; 9-16-2015 by Ord. No. 13-2015]
"Section 112.1 General. The Borough, along with five other municipalities in Chester County, is a member of the West Chester Area Council of Governments (WCACOG) pursuant to an intergovernmental cooperation agreement to create the West Chester Area Council of Governments dated the 1st day of April, 2003. The WCACOG has formed a Board of Appeals for the members in the WCACOG, which Board shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the respective municipalities' building official relative to the application and interpretation of the municipalities building code and all other related codes that are published by the International Code Council, Inc., and are referenced in Chapter 35 of the International Building Code, 2003 Edition, including this residential code. The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the WCACOG and shall be governed by rules and regulations adopted by the WCACOG pursuant to the agreement. The Board of Appeals shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business."
F. 
Table R301.2(1) shall be amended by inserting the following:
G. 
Section P2603.6.1 shall be amended by replacing the words, "[NUMBER]" with "36 inches."
H. 
Section P3103.1 shall be amended by replacing the words, "[NUMBER]" with "12 inches."