Township of North Versailles, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of North Versailles 4-19-2004 by Ord. No. 1015. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Contractors — See Ch. 124.

Fire prevention — See Ch. 145.

Property maintenance — See Ch. 222.

Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 265.

§ 120-1
Incorporation of preamble by reference. 

§ 120-2
Election to administer and enforce. 

§ 120-3
Adoption of standards. 

§ 120-4
Administration and enforcement. 

§ 120-5
Plumbing standards. 

§ 120-6

§ 120-7
Effect on other provisions. 

§ 120-8
Fees and charges. 

§ 120-1 Incorporation of preamble by reference.

The "whereas" clauses are incorporated and made a part of this chapter.

Editor's Note: The full text of Ord. No. 1015 is on file in the Township offices.

§ 120-2 Election to administer and enforce.

North Versailles Township does hereby elect to adopt, administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq., as amended from time to time, and the regulations promulgated thereunder by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

§ 120-3 Adoption of standards.

The Uniform Construction Code published in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the North Versailles Township Building Code.

§ 120-4 Administration and enforcement.

North Versailles Township shall enforce the Uniform Construction Code through an official, duly appointed by resolution, to be known as the "Code Enforcement Officer," and/or by retention of code officials, and/or by third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Township and/or by intermunicipal agreements with local governments or with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as the Board of Commissioners sees fit from time to time.

§ 120-5 Plumbing standards.


In lieu of the International Plumbing Code, North Versailles Township adopts the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Code as its standard plumbing code, as permitted by 35 P.S. § 7210.503(a).


Enforcement. North Versailles Township does hereby designate the Allegheny County Health Department, Plumbing Section, through its contractual relationship with the Township, to be the duly certified and authorized plumbing inspection third-party agency, meeting all of the statutory requirements set forth in the Uniform Construction Code Act, 35 P.S. § 7210.701 et seq., as amended.

§ 120-6 Appeals.

Appeals from a decision of the Code Enforcement Officer shall be made to a Board of Appeals which shall be established by simple resolution in conformity with the requirements of the applicable provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other local governments, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating local governments.

Editor's Note: By Ord. No. 1067, adopted 3-15-2012, the Township authorized participation in the Joint UCC Construction Code Construction Appeals Board. Said ordinance is on file in the Township offices.

§ 120-7 Effect on other provisions.


All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were heretofore adopted 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.


All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect on the effective date of this chapter the requirements of which are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.


All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of North Versailles Township not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.

§ 120-8 Fees and charges.

Fees and charges assessable for the administration and enforcement of this chapter and the code shall be established by resolution from time to time.