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34 Pa. Code § 403.45. Inspections.

§ 403.45. Inspections.

 (a)  A construction code official shall perform inspections to insure that the construction complies with the approved permit and the Uniform Construction Code.

 (b)  Before issuing a permit, a building code official may examine, or cause to be examined, buildings, structures, facilities or sites related to the permit application.

 (c)  The permit holder or an authorized agent shall notify the construction code official when work is ready for inspection and provide access for the inspection. The work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection. A construction code official may inspect the construction and equipment only during normal hours at the construction site unless the permit holder or agent requests or agrees to another time. Inspections may be conducted under §  403.86 (relating to right of entry to inspect).

 (d)  A construction code official shall notify a permit holder if construction complies with the Uniform Construction Code or fails to comply with the Uniform Construction Code.

 (e)  A construction code official shall conduct a final inspection of the completed construction work and file a final inspection report, which indicates that all of the following areas met Uniform Construction Code requirements after a final inspection of the completed construction work:

   (1)  General building under §  401.7(6) (relating to certification category specification).

   (2)  Electrical under §  401.7(7).

   (3)  Plumbing under §  401.7(9).

   (4)  Accessibility under §  401.7(11).

   (5)  Fire protection under §  401.7(6).

   (6)  Mechanical under §  401.7(8).

   (7)  Energy conservation under §  401.7(10)

 (f)  A code administrator may act in place of a lumber grading or inspection agency to satisfy the requirements under section 2303.1.1 of the ‘‘International Building Code of 2018’’ or its successor code.


   The provisions of this §  403.45 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 §  403.45 amended December 15, 2006, effective December 31, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7548; 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 (393791) to (393792).

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  403.102 (relating to municipalities electing to enforce the Uniform Construction Code).

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