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34 Pa. Code § 403.86. Right of entry to inspect.

§ 403.86. Right of entry to inspect.

 (a)  A construction code official may enter a building, structure or premises during normal business hours or at a time agreed to by the owner or owner’s agent to perform inspections under the Uniform Construction Code, to enforce Uniform Construction Code provisions or if there is reasonable cause to believe a condition on the building, structure or premises violates the Uniform Construction Code or which constitutes an unsafe condition.

 (b)  A construction code official may enter a building, structure or premises when the official presents credentials to the occupant and receives permission to enter.

 (c)  A construction code official may not enter a building, structure or premises that is unoccupied or after normal business hours without obtaining permission to enter from the owner or the owner’s agent.

 (d)  A construction code official may seek the assistance of a law enforcement agency to gain entry to enforce the Uniform Construction Code when the construction code official has reasonable cause to believe that the building, structure or premises is unsafe.

 (e)  This section shall be used in conjunction with the Fire and Panic Act.

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  403.45 (relating to inspections).

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