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Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 4-8-2004 by Ord. No. 1154; amended in its entirety 6-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1156. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building permits and floodplain management — See Ch. 114.
Dangerous buildings and structures — See Ch. 118.
Housing standards — See Ch. 156.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 199.
The Borough of Homestead hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 through 7210.1130, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of the Borough of Homestead.
By virtue of the submission by the Borough of Homestead to the jurisdiction of the Allegheny County Health Department pursuant to the Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. §§ 12001 to 12028, the Allegheny County Health Department shall administer and enforce its Article XV, Rules and Regulations for Plumbing, which incorporates the International Plumbing Code, and plumbing Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code. Article XV shall take precedence over the International Plumbing Code, plumbing Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code where the requirements of Article XV exceed the requirements of the International Plumbing and Residential Codes.
Administration and enforcement of the Code within this Borough of Homestead shall be undertaken as follows:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Homestead to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Borough of Homestead;
B. 
The Allegheny County Health Department, Plumbing Division, is hereby designated to administer and enforce its Article XV, which incorporates the International Plumbing Code, and Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code.
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of the Borough of Homestead 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 the Borough of Homestead's Code enforcement and administration duties are undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities, except that any appeals filed with respect to Article XV of the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations with incorporates the International Plumbing Code and Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code shall be conducted in by the Allegheny County Health Department in accordance with Article XI of the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations.
A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough of Homestead 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.
B. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this chapter and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the Code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the Code.
C. 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough of Homestead not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by the Borough of Homestead for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the Code shall be established by the governing body by resolution from time to time, except those fees as required by the Plumbing Division of the Allegheny County Health Department.