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34 Pa. Code § 403.62a. Permit application.

§ 403.62a. Permit application.

 (a)  Applications for a permit required under §  403.62 (relating to permit requirements and exemptions) shall be submitted to the building code official in accordance with this section.

 (b)  A permit applicant shall submit an application to the building code official and attach construction documents with plans and specifications and all other permits or approvals related to the construction required by §  403.102(n) (relating to municipalities electing to enforce the Uniform Construction Code).

 (c)  A building code official may waive the submission of construction documents if the nature of the construction does not require the review of the construction documents to determine compliance with the Uniform Construction Code.

 (d)  A permit applicant for a building or structure located in a flood hazard area under the National Flood Insurance Program shall submit the following information with the construction documents:

   (1)  Delineation of flood hazard areas, floodway boundaries and flood zones and the design flood elevation, as appropriate.

   (2)  The elevation of the proposed lowest floor including basement and the height of the proposed lowest floor including basement above the highest adjacent grade is to be included in the documents if the building or structure is located in areas of shallow flooding (Zone AO).

   (3)  Design flood elevations contained on the municipality’s Flood Insurance Rate Map produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The building code official and the applicant shall obtain and reasonably utilize design flood elevation and floodway data available from other sources if this information is not contained on the municipality’s Flood Insurance Rate Map.

 (e)  The application must contain a site plan showing the size and location of the new construction and existing structures on the site and the structures’ distance from lot lines. If the construction involves demolition, the site plan must indicate construction that is to be demolished and the size and location of existing structures and construction that will remain on the site or plot. A building code official may waive or modify the site plan requirement when the permit application is for an alteration or a repair or if the waiver is warranted for other reasons.


   The provisions of this §  403.62a amended December 15, 2006, effective December 31, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7548; amended December 24, 2009, effective December 31, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 7196. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (323809) to (323810).

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  403.61 (relating to residential buildings); 34 Pa. Code §  403.62 (relating to permit requirements and exemptions); and 34 Pa. Code §  403.103 (relating to municipalities electing not to enforce the Uniform Construction Code).

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