Borough of Royersford, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 786, 5/11/2004, § 1]
The Borough of Royersford 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 its regulations.
[Ord. 786, 5/11/2004, § 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 this municipality.
[Ord. 786, 5/11/2004, § 3]
Administration and enforcement of the code within this municipality shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by the governing body of this municipality from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the municipality to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the municipality.
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the municipality.
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 this municipality.
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.
[Ord. 786, 5/11/2004, § 4]
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of this municipality 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.
[Ord. 786, 5/11/2004, § 5]
1. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by this municipality 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 ordinances 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.
[Ord. 786, 5/11/2004, § 6]
Fees assessable by the municipality 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.
[Added by Ord. 841, 3/29/2011]
Royersford Borough hereby elects to include utility and miscellaneous use structures, as defined in Act 92 of 2004, and thereby requires applicable permits and inspections for the construction and modification of such structures from 120 square feet to 1,000 square feet under the Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, and as was previously adopted as the Building Code of the Borough of Royersford.
[Added by Ord. 841, 3/29/2011]
Royersford Borough hereby elects to include alterations to residential buildings and repairs to residential buildings, as defined in Act 92 of 2004, and thereby requires applicable permits and inspections for the alteration or repair of residential buildings under the Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, and as was previously adopted as the Building Code of the Borough of Royersford.
[Ord. 802, 1/31/2006, § 1]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Manager of the Borough of Royersford, being marked and designated as the "International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 edition," as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Borough of Royersford, in the State of Pennsylvania, for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the Borough of Royersford are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this Part, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 202 of this Part.
[Ord. 802, 1/31/2006, § 2]
The following sections are hereby revised:
A. 
Section 101.1. Insert: Borough of Royersford.
B. 
Section 103.5. Insert: Fee Schedule.
C. 
Paragraph 2, Section 106.3 of the IPMC is amended to include the following provision:
[Added by Ord. 870, 11/25/2014]
Any person failing to comply with a notice of violation or order served in accordance with Section 107 shall be subject to prosecution of a summary offense or a misdemeanor and the violation shall be deemed a strict liability offense. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the Code Official shall institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto. Any action taken by the authority having jurisdiction on such premises shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate.
D. 
Section 304.14. Insert: May 1 to October 1.
E. 
Section 602.3. Insert: October 1 to May 1.
F. 
Section 602.4. Insert: October 1 to May 1.