Borough of Mount Oliver, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Oliver 3-16-1987 as Ord. No. 725. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction and maintenance codes — See Ch. 87.

§ 203-1 Installation in residential dwellings.

In each dwelling unit or individual apartment within buildings used as multiple dwellings, or in any other dwelling units which are not occupied by the owner or owners, there shall be provided and installed by the owner of the building a minimum of one (1) automatic smoke detector for each two hundred fifty (250) square feet of space or less which, when activated, provides an alarm suitable to warn the occupants therein, and said detector shall also be required to have Underwriters Laboratories Listing.

§ 203-2 Installation in commercial and other nonresidential buildings.

In all commercially and all other nonresidentially used buildings, there shall be provided and installed by the owner of the building a minimum of one (1) automatic smoke detector for each commercial business unit therein, per floor, for each five hundred (500) square feet of space or less which, when activated, provides an alarm suitable to warn the occupants therein, and said detector shall be required to have Underwriters Laboratories Listing.

§ 203-3 Time of installation.

In all existing buildings, the proper number of smoke detectors shall be installed not later than six (6) months after the date of the enactment of this chapter.

§ 203-4 Installation in newly constructed buildings.

In all newly constructed buildings to be occupied subsequent to the enactment of this chapter, the proper number of smoke detectors (per unit) shall be installed prior to the occupancy of the building or any part thereof.

§ 203-5 Annual certification.

Annual certification of the operability of each smoke detector in a commercially used building, dwelling unit or individual apartment within buildings used as multiple dwellings or in any other dwelling units or other buildings which are not occupied by the owner or owners shall be made by the owner or landlord or his agent. Such certification shall be verified by means of a certification card executed by both the landlord or his agent and the tenant of the dwelling unit, said card to be registered with the Borough of Mount Oliver Office at 150 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15210 during the months of May and June of each year. Said registration must be accomplished each and every year, on or before June 30. It shall be the duty of the landlord or his agent to procure said certification cards at the aforementioned borough office.

§ 203-6 Duty of tenant to test operability of device.

It shall be the duty of the tenant in each dwelling unit or individual apartment within buildings used as multiple dwellings or in any other dwelling units which are not occupied by the owner or owners, commercially used units or other buildings to periodically, but in no event more than annually, test the automatic smoke detector to ensure its operability. If the automatic smoke detector is nonoperable, it shall be the duty of the tenant to inform the landlord, and said landlord shall be responsible for all cost of replacement, repair and/or maintenance of the automatic smoke detector in order to keep said automatic smoke detector properly operable.

§ 203-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

All persons being owners of real estate upon which a building is erected shall, upon violation of the provisions of this chapter and upon conviction thereof, be subject to a penalty as imposed by a District Justice of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.