Township of Lower Oxford, PA
Chester County
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§ 5-101 Election to Enforce Pennsylvania Construction Act.

[Ord. 2-2004, 6/16/2004, § 1]
The Board of Supervisors of Lower Oxford Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 — 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and it regulations, which shall be deemed "opting in."

§ 5-102 Uniform Construction Code Adopted.

[Ord. 2-2004, 6/16/2004, § 2]
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of Lower Oxford Township.

§ 5-103 Administration and Enforcement.

[Ord. 2-2004, 6/16/2004, § 3]
1. 
Administration and enforcement of the Code within Lower Oxford Township shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the governing body of Lower Oxford Township from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of Lower Oxford Township to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of Lower Oxford Township.
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of Lower Oxford Township.
C. 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement.
D. 
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of Lower Oxford Township.
E. 
By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous use structures.

§ 5-104 Board of Appeals.

[Ord. 2-2004, 6/16/2004, § 4]
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of Lower Oxford Township in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the Code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.

§ 5-105 Savings and Repeals.

[Ord. 2-2004, 6/16/2004, § 5]
1. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by Lower Oxford Township on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the Code shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the Code, as amended from time to time.
2. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinance which are in effect as of the effective date of this Part and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the Code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the Code.
3. 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of this municipality not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect.

§ 5-106 Fees.

[Ord. 2-2004, 6/16/2004, § 6]
Fees assessable by Lower Oxford Township for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this Part and the Code shall be established by the governing body by resolution from time to time.