Pennsylvania Building Codes


Adoption Info

UCC Amendments [49 Pa.B. 3077]
Effective July 1, 2019
Original document
Uniform Construction Code

UCC Review and Advisory Council (RAC) amendments
Effective Date: October 1, 2018
Original document

Official Record of 2015 Code Review (7-23-18)
Original document
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According to §403.21 Uniform Construction Code, the International Plumbing Code of 2015 is applicable except in:

  1. A municipality within a county of the second class may not administer and enforce the "International Plumbing Code" adopted under this chapter.
  2. A municipality within a county of the second class that has adopted a plumbing code and accompanying rules and regulations under
    the Local Health Administration Law (16 P.S. §§ 12001—12028), shall retain the authority to promulgate and enforce this plumbing code
    and to make any changes it deems necessary if the changes meet the Uniform Construction Code's minimum requirements.

Pennsylvania Building Codes

The building codes of Pennsylvania adopt the the International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015), International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015), International Existing Building Code 2015 (IEBC 2015), International Plumbing Code 2015 (IPC 2015), International Mechanical Code 2015 (IMC 2015), International Fuel Gas Code 2015 (IFGC 2015), International Energy Conservation Code 2015 (IECC 2015), ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2009 (ICCPC 2009), International Wildland-Urban Interface Code 2015 (IWUIC 2015), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014, and the International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015).

Pennsylvania building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Pennsylvania Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street Room 1606
Phone: 717-787-3806