By Act 45 of 1999, the Pennsylvania Legislature provided for the adoption of a Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and directed the Department of Labor and Industry to promulgate regulations for the Uniform Construction Code. In 2002, the Department of Labor and Industry adopted final regulations governing certification and training of persons to administer the Uniform Construction Code, and on January 10, 2004, the Department issued final regulations for the administration of the Uniform Construction Code. The Uniform Construction Code incorporates the International Building Code/2003, the International Residential Code/2003, and the International Existing Building Code/2003, the standards incorporated into such publications by references, and other publications as set forth in the Labor and Industry Regulations. Mount Joy Borough Council adopted and chose to administer the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code on June 22, 2004, which is known as the Mount Joy Bor0ugh Construction Code.
On January 8, 2007, Mount Joy Borough Amended this Ordinance to further adopt standards which the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has adopted as the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code identified in Section 403.21 of the L & I Regulations, as such regulations and standard codes adopted by such regulations may be amended from time to time, as the Mount Joy Borough Construction Code, and provided for additions to the International Building Code/2006 or such future edition of the International Building Code as may be adopted from time to time.
As required, Council appointed a Building Code Official. The Building Code Official shall have all powers set forth in the L & I Regulations and shall have the powers and duties of the Building Code Official set forth in the Construction Code. The Building Code Official shall:
- serve at the pleasure of Council.
- receive construction code permit applications.
- issue Construction Code permits and occupancy permits.
- manage code enforcement activities, including but not limited to issuing notices of violations and order to vacate and initiation of prosecutions.
The Construction Code Official may be a Borough Official or a Third-Party Inspection Agency certified by L & I under Section 103 of the PA Construction Code Act in an appropriate category established under Section 701(b) of the PA Construction Code Act to:
- perform plan review of construction documents.
- inspect construction or administer or enforce codes and regulations in that category under the PA Construction Code Act or related statutes.
Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, Inc. is the third-party agency appointed by the Borough. They are located at 176 Doe Run Road, Manheim, PA 17545. Phone: 717-664-2347/ Fax: 717-664-4953 http://www.codeservices.net/