Borough of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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§ 101 Purpose.

[Ord. 1991-1, 1/21/1991; as amended by Ord. 1995-4, 10/16/1995; and by Ord. 2004-4, 4/19/2004]
The purpose of this Part 1 is to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Borough of Doylestown and to conform to the requirements of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the 'Code') and to provide for the administration and enforcement of same within the Borough of Doylestown.

§ 102 Adoption of Uniform Construction Code.

[Ord. 1991-1, 1/21/1991; as amended by Ord. 2004-4, 4/19/2004]
The Borough of Doylestown 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 the regulations adopted and promulgated thereunder. 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 Building Code of the Borough of Doylestown.

§ 103 Administration and Enforcement.

[Ord. 1991-1, 1/21/1991; as amended by Ord. 1995-4, 10/16/1995; by Ord. 1996-4; and by Ord. 2004-4, 4/19/2004]
The administration and enforcement of the Code within the Borough of Doylestown shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by Borough Council, from time to time, by resolution:
1. 
By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Doylestown to serve as the Municipal Code Official to act on behalf of the Municipality; or
2. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough of Doylestown.

§ 104 Board of Appeals.

[Ord. 2004-4, 4/19/2004]
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown 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.

§ 105 Existing Provisions.

[Ord. 2004-4, 4/19/2004]
1. 
All provisions of the Building Code, Fire Prevention Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, and Electrical Code which were adopted by Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown on or before July 1, 1999, (including policies implemented thereunder) and which equal or exceed the requirements of the Code shall continue in full force and effect as the applicable requirements of the Code until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the Code, as amended from time to time, in which event such provisions shall be repealed pro tanto and the minimum requirements of the Code shall be and remain in full force and effect.
2. 
All provisions of the Building Code, Fire Prevention Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, and Electrical Code which were adopted by Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown (including policies implemented thereunder) and which are in effect as of the effective date of this Part 1 and which do not equal or exceed the requirements of the Code shall be repealed pro tanto and the applicable minimum requirements of the Code shall be and remain in full force and effect.
3. 
All other ordinances, regulations, and policies of the Borough of Doylestown not governed by the Code shall be and remain in full force and effect.

§ 106 Fees.

[Ord. 2004-4, 4/19/2004]
All fees assessable, chargeable, or otherwise imposed for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this Part 1 and the Code shall be as established and set forth in the Doylestown Borough Fee Schedule adopted by resolution of Borough Council from time to time.