Township of Collier, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 604, 6/1/2004, § I; as amended by Ord. 652, 4/13/2011]
1. 
This Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.10 — 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
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 Township.
3. 
By virtue of the submission by this Township to the jurisdiction of the Allegheny County Health Department and 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. To the extent permitted by law, 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.
4. 
Administration and enforcement of the Code within this Township may be undertaken as follows:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Township or retention of a third party agency to serve as the building code official to act on behalf of the Township.
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, and the duties of the Building Code Official pertaining to plumbing are hereby delegated to the Allegheny County Health Department, Plumbing Division, pursuant to 34 Pa.Code § 403.3(b).
C. 
By agreement with one or more municipalities for joint administration or enforcement of the Code.
D. 
By agreement with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of the Code on behalf of the Township.
5. 
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of this 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 this Township'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 which incorporates the International Plumbing Code and Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code shall be conducted by the Allegheny County Health Department in accordance with Article XI of the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations.
6. 
A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by this Township 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 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.
7. 
Fees assessable by the Township for the administration, enforcement, or appeals undertaken pursuant to this Part 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 which shall be established by the Allegheny County Health Department. Fees assessed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall be collected and disbursed according to law.
8. 
Any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part or of the Uniform Construction Code, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.