Buildings for which a design or construction contract was signed prior to
12/31/2009, should comply with the 2006 versions of the codes listed above.
These code books may be be viewed free by clicking HERE
, andd can be purchased from the International Code Council, either
off their website (www.iccsafe.org
or by calling the ICC at 1-800-786-4452.
The International Private Sewage Disposal Code 2009, the International
Property Maintenance Code 2009 and the International Zoning Code 2009 are not
adopted. However, in addition to the codes listed above, municipalities that
elect to enforce the UCC may also adopt property maintenance codes.
The Department has made only minor changes to the codes listed above. These
relate to fire safety requirements in child day care facilities and the
technical standards that apply to elevators and other lifting devices. (See
Chapter 403 of the UCC regulations for further details on these changes.)
Act 13 of 2004 (HB 1654) also changed the residential stairway tread and riser
standards adopted in the UCC regulation (those specified in the International
Residential Code 2006). The standards to be used for residential stairways are
those found in CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code 1992.
The UCC regulations provide for the use of an alternative to Chapter 11 of the
International Residential Code 2009, to demonstrate compliance with the energy
conservation requirements of the UCC. This alternative compliance path, which
is available below, was developed by the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
at Penn State University and is entitled “Pennsylvania's Alternative
Residential Energy Provisions 2009.”