Township of Warminster, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 608, 4/8/2004, § 1]
Warminster Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 through 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
[Ord. 608, 4/8/2004, § 2]
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 Warminster Township.
[Ord. 608, 4/8/2004, § 3]
Administration and enforcement of the code within Warminster Township shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by the Board of Supervisors of Warminster Township from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of Warminster Township to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of Warminster Township;
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of Warminster 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 Warminster 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.
[Ord. 608, 4/8/2004, § 4]
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Warminster 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.
[Ord. 608, 4/8/2004, § 5]
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of Warminster Township not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
[Ord. 608, 4/8/2004, § 6]
Fees assessable by Warminster Township for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this Part 1 and the code shall be established by the Board of Supervisors by resolution from time to time.
[Ord. 617, 7/22/2004, §§ I through XIV]
1. 
Section 403.42(c)(1)(v) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code, § 403.42(c)(1)(v), is amended to read as follows:
(v)
Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 inches above grade and that are not located over a basement or story below it and which are not part of an accessible route. Sidewalk, curb and driveway aprons that are located within a Warminster Township right-of-way shall meet the requirements of Chapter 21, Part 1, of the Code of Warminster Township.
2. 
Section 403.42(f) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code, § 403.42(f), is deleted in its entirety.
3. 
Section 403.42a(b) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code § 403.42a(b), is amended to read as follows:
(b)
A permit applicant shall submit an application to the Building Code Official and attach construction documents, including plans and specifications and information concerning special inspection and structural observation programs, Department of Transportation highway access permits and other data required by the Building Code Official, with the permit application. A permit applicant must apply for and obtain a zoning permit prior to submitting an application to the Building Code Official. An approved zoning permit and/or decision of the Zoning Hearing Board must be submitted with the building permit application. If the building or buildings for which the permit is sought requires subdivision and/or land development approval, the applicant must obtain the approval of all applicable federal, state, and local boards, commissions and agencies and execute the required financial security agreements prior to submitting the permit application. The applicant must submit a current license from Warminster Township and a valid certificate of insurance from the contractor that is to perform the work for which the permit is sought. The applicant shall submit two sets of documents when the Department conducts its review.
4. 
Section 403.42a(h)(5) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code § 403.42a(h)(5), is amended to read as follows:
(v)
If the construction involves demolition, the site plan shall indicate construction that is to be demolished and the size and location of existing structures and construction that will remain on the site or plot. A demolition permit is required prior to demolition, and a certificate from an exterminator providing proof that the building to be demolished has been inspected and treated, if necessary, for infestation of insects, rodents and other pests must be submitted with the demolition permit application.
5. 
Section 403.42a(m) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code. § 403.42a(m), is deleted in its entirety.
6. 
Section 403.46(b) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code § 403.46(b), is hereby amended to read as follows:
(b)
A Building Code Official shall issue a certificate of occupancy within 15 business days after receipt of a final inspection report that indicates compliance with the Uniform Construction Code. The certificate of occupancy shall contain the following information:
(1)
The permit number and address of the building, structure or facility.
(2)
The permit holder's name and address.
(3)
A description of the portion of the building, structure or facility covered by the occupancy permit.
(4)
The name of the Building Code Official who issued the occupancy permit.
(5)
The applicable construction code edition applicable to the occupancy permit.
(6)
The use and occupancy classification under Chapter 3 (Use and Occupancy Classification) of the International Building Code, when designated.
(7)
The type of construction defined in Chapter 6 (Types of Construction) of the International Building Code, when designated.
(8)
Special stipulations and conditions relating to the permit and Board of Appeals' decisions and variances for accessibility requirements granted by the Secretary.
(9)
The date of the final inspection.
7. 
Section 403.62a(b) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code § 403.62a(b), is hereby amended to read as follows:
(b)
A permit applicant shall submit an application to the Building Code Official and attach construction documents, including plans and specifications and information concerning special inspection and structural observation programs, Department of Transportation highway access permits and other data required by the Building Code Official, with the permit application. A permit applicant must apply for and obtain a zoning permit prior to submitting an application to the Building Code Official. An approved zoning permit and/or decision of the Zoning Hearing Board must be submitted with the building permit application. If the building or buildings for which the permit is sought requires subdivision and/or land development approval, the applicant must obtain the approval of all applicable federal, state, and local boards, commissions and agencies and execute the required financial security agreements prior to submitting the permit application. The applicant must submit a current license from Warminster Township and a valid certificate of insurance from the contractor that is to perform the work for which the permit is sought. The applicant shall submit two sets of documents when the Department conducts its review.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 5-107, Subsections 8, 9, 10 and 11, which contained amendments to Section 403.62(c) of the Uniform Construction Code, which previously followed this subsection, were repealed by Ord. 737, 1/19/2017. Original Subsections 12, 13 and 14 were renumbered as Subsections 8, 9 and 10, respectively.
8. 
Section 403.65(b) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code, § 403.65(b), is amended to read as follows:
(b)
A Building Code Official shall issue a certificate of occupancy within 15 business days after receipt of a final inspection report that indicates compliance with the Uniform Construction Code. The certificate of occupancy shall contain the following information:
(1)
The permit number and address of the residential building.
(2)
The name and address of the owner of the residential building.
(3)
A description of the portion of the residential building covered by the occupancy permit.
(4)
A statement that the described portion of the residential building was inspected for compliance with the Uniform Construction Code.
(5)
The name of the Building Code Official who issued the occupancy permit.
(6)
The construction code edition applicable to the occupancy permit.
(7)
If an automatic sprinkler system is provided.
9. 
Notwithstanding any provisions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, as adopted, and the Code of Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the Warminster Township Municipal Authority shall have the right to inspect construction of all water and sanitary sewer facilities within Warminster Township in accordance with its current rules and regulations.
10. 
All provisions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, as adopted, and the Code of Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that are unaffected by the provisions of this Part 1 are hereby declared to be in full force and effect. Any provisions of the Code of Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistency.
[Ord. 622, 1/27/2005, §§ I and II]
1. 
Section 403.1(b)(3) of the Uniform Construction Code, 34 Pa. Code § 403.1(b)(3), is hereby deleted in its entirety.
2. 
All utility and accessory structures constructed within Warminster Township with a building area greater than 144 square feet shall comply with the provisions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, as adopted and amended, and shall require a permit prior to construction.
[Ord. 668, 10/25/2007, §§ I and II]
1. 
Section 104(b)(8)(v) of the Uniform Construction Code, 35 P.S. § 7210.104(b)(8)(v), is hereby deleted in its entirety.
[Amended by Ord. 737, 1/19/2017]
2. 
All temporary structures that are over 200 square feet in size or are erected on nonresidential properties that are exempted under 35 P.S. §§ 7210.104(b)(8) shall comply with the flame propagation criteria of the applicable edition of NFPA No. 701, the ICC Electrical Code, and the International Fire Code criteria as to the number of portable fire extinguishers.