Township of Caln, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Caln as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Electrical standards — See Ch. 77.
Energy conservation — See Ch. 79.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 83.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 98.
Plumbing — See Ch. 114.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 120.
Residential standards — See Ch. 122.
Zoning — See Ch. 155.
[Adopted 5-27-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-10[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Art. I, Adoption of Building Standards, adopted 2-25-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-5, as amended.
A. 
The Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the Act and the regulations promulgated under the Act which are found at 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405 (the "Regulations"), as the same are amended from time to time, as the Township's building code. The Township shall notify the Department[1] within 30 days of adoption of this article that the Township has elected to administer and enforce the Act in accordance with this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: The State Department of Labor and Industry.
B. 
By electing to adopt, administer and enforce the Act, the Township hereby adopts and incorporates as fully as if set out at length herein Chapters 1 through 29 and 31 through 35 of the International Building Code, 2003 Edition, ("IBC 2003") as now and as hereafter supplemented, reissued, amended and revised and its successor building codes, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., as the Township's building code. Not fewer than three copies of the International Building Code, 2003 Edition, have been and now are filed in the Department of Code Enforcement, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein. If any provision in Chapter 1 of the IBC 2003 which governs administration of the Building Code is inconsistent with the Regulations, the provisions in the Regulations shall govern the administration and enforcement of the Building Code. Three copies of the IBC 2003 are filed in the Office of the Department of Code Enforcement and may be examined there without charge.
C. 
The Township hereby adopts and incorporates as fully as if set out at length herein Appendices E and H of the IBC 2006, as now and as hereafter supplemented, reissued, amended and revised and its successor appendices, as published by the International Code Council, Inc.
[Amended 9-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-9]
The following sections of the IBC 2003 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
A. 
Section 101.1 is amended by the insertion of "the Township of Caln" in the "[NAME OF JURISDICTION]" blank.
B. 
Section 103.1 shall be amended to read as follows:
"Section 103.1. Creation of enforcement agency. The Department of Codes Enforcement shall administer and enforce this Code. The official in charge of such Department shall be known as the Building Official or the Code Official."
C. 
Section 108.2 is amended to read as follows:
"Section 108.2. Schedule of permit fees. The Board of Commissioners shall by resolution adopt a schedule of fees which shall be kept on file by the Township Secretary and shall be reviewed and revised as necessary by the Board of Commissioners."
D. 
Section 109, "Inspections," is amended by adding a new Subsection 109.7 which shall read as follows:
"Section 109.7. Fee for missed inspections. The Board of Commissioners shall by resolution impose a fee to be paid by the permit holder when the permit holder or his or her agent has requested the Township Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer to conduct any inspection described in this Section 109 and such Township official is unable to conduct such inspection at the scheduled time due to any delay in completion of the work to be inspected or inability to gain access to the work to be inspected caused by the permit holder or his or her agent."
E. 
Section 113.4, "Violation penalties," is amended to read as follows:
"Section 113.4. Violation penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Codes Enforcement Officer or of a permit or use and occupancy permit issued under the provisions of this Code shall be guilty of a summary offense, punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 per day, plus costs and attorney's fees and, upon default of the payment of the fine and costs, imprisonment not exceeding 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense."
F. 
Section 1612.3 is amended by the insertion of "Caln Township" in the "[NAME OF JURISDICTION]" and "March 17, 2002" in the "[DATE OF ISSUANCE]" blanks.
G. 
Section 3410.2 is amended by the insertion of "September 30, 1976" in the "[DATE TO BE INSERTED BY THE JURISDICTION]" blank.
The Building Code shall be administered and enforced by the Township's Department of Code Enforcement.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Article II, Additional Building Regulations, which immediately followed this article consisted of §§ 59-4 and 59-5, pertaining to the One- and Two-Family Dwellings Code, repealed 5-27-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-13, §§ 59-6 and 59-7, pertaining to plumbing, repealed 5-27-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-17; §§ 59-8 and 59-9, pertaining to fire prevention, repealed 5-27-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-18; and §§ 59-10 and 59-11, pertaining to mechanical standards, repealed 5-27-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-15. See now Ch. 122, Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings; Ch. 114, Plumbing; Ch. 83, Fire Prevention; and Ch. 98, Mechanical Standards.
[Added 9-30-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-25]
The Township shall keep in full force and effect the following requirements in its Building Code, which provisions were in effect as of July 1, 1999:
A. 
All repairs and alterations to residential buildings shall comply with the Township’s Building Code adopted on May 27, 2004, and any successor code adopted by the Township pursuant to Act 45 of 1999.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, concerning utility and miscellaneous use structures greater than 500 square feet in area, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-9.