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34 Pa. Code § 403.103. Municipalities electing not to enforce the Uniform Construction Code.

§ 403.103. Municipalities electing not to enforce the Uniform Construction Code.

 (a)  A municipality shall provide written notification to the Department before August 7, 2004, if it elects not to administer and enforce the Uniform Construction Code.

 (b)  An applicant for a residential building permit shall obtain the services of a third-party agency certified in the appropriate categories to conduct the plan review and inspections under § §  403.61—403.66 (relating to permit and inspection process for residential buildings).

 (c)  A building code official shall approve an alternative material, design or method of construction if the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the intent of the Uniform Construction Code and the offered material, method or work is equivalent to Uniform Construction Code requirements for its intended purpose. The building code official shall accept compliance with the ‘‘International Performance Code of 2018’’ as an alternative to compliance with the Uniform Construction Code.

 (d)  A building code official shall determine the climatic and geographic design criteria contained in Table R301.2(1) of the ‘‘International Residential Code of 2018’’ for residential construction.

 (e)  A third-party agency which conducts plan review and inspection of residential buildings and utility and miscellaneous use structures shall retain copies of all final inspection reports relating to Uniform Construction Code compliance.

 (f)  A third-party agency shall send a copy of the final inspection report to the property owner, builder, and a lender designated by the builder.

 (g)  A municipality shall provide written notification to a permit applicant for buildings and structures other than residential buildings that the applicant shall obtain the Department’s services for plan review and inspection. The municipality shall send a copy of the notice to the Department. The notice shall contain the following information:

   (1)  The name of the applicant.

   (2)  The address of the applicant.

   (3)  The name of the building or structure.

   (4)  The address of the building or structure.

   (5)  Proposed occupancy or use of building or structure under the Uniform Construction Code.


   The provisions of this §  403.103 amended under section 304(a)(1) and (2) of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (35 P.S. §  7210.304(a)(1) and (2)).


   The provisions of this §  403.103 amended September 29, 2018, effective October 1, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 6261; amended February 11, 2022, effective February 14, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 971. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (347320) and (393795).

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