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Upon submittal of an application for a permit for the demolition of a structure, the department shall provide a notice to the Demolition Contractor to be posted prior to the demolition of the structure. The Demolition Contractor shall post such notice on the structure to be demolished. Upon issuance of the building permit for the demolition, and in addition to the notification requirements for contractors established in this Section and the Building Code, the department is authorized to distribute an informational bulletin indicating that the City or owner intends to demolish said structure. The department shall distribute the informational bulletin to the properties located within a 100 foot radius of the subject property. The requirement to distribute an informational bulletin shall not create any actionable right for any resident or owner of the subject property or any neighboring property.

Exceptions:
  1. In the event of an emergency which requires immediate action to protect the health or safety of the public, which shall include any time the Department has served notice of a requirement to demolish an imminently dangerous structure under Section PM-110.2 of this Title and demolition is carried out within 10 days of service by the Department of the notice requiring demolition; provided that the Department distributes the informational bulletin to any property abutting the property on which a structure is to be demolished.
  2. When the structure has been posted as required by Section 14-303(13) of The Philadelphia Code.
  3. When the structure has been the subject of a variance granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

UpCodes note: Section A-303.2 was amended by Bill No. 020411 (approved October 15, 2002), Bill No. 120774-A (approved January 14, 2013), Bill No. 130691-A (approved February 19, 2014), Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015, and Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
A-303.2.1 Location and Time
The notice shall be posted by the Demolition Contractor on each street frontage of the premises with which the notice is concerned. Posted notices shall remain until demolition of the structure, which shall not commence less than 21 days from the date of the initial posting of the notice.

UpCodes note: Section A-303.2.1 was amended by Bill No. 020411 (approved October 15, 2002), and Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
A-303.2.2 Content
Such posted notice shall be clearly visible to the public. All notices shall contain the date on which the permit application for demolition was submitted to the Department.

UpCodes note: Section A-303.2.2 was amended by Bill No. 020411. The bill was approved on October 15, 2002.
A-303.2.3 Removal
No person shall remove such notice prior to the approved date on which demolition is permitted to commence, unless the owner notifies the department that the structure will not be demolished and the permit has been revoked by the department upon such request, in which case, the Demolition Contractor shall remove the notice.
A-303.2.4 Penalties
Any Demolition Contractor who violates the provisions of this Section shall be subject to penalties as prescribed in Chapter 6.
A-303.2.5 Additional Posting and Notice
The Department shall include in any informational bulletin distributed pursuant to this Section all of the following: education material explaining the inherent safety risks of demolition; contractor obligations regarding party walls; information concerning shoring and bracing of walls; waterproofing and enclosure of breaches for interior walls that become exterior walls, and other required finishings.

UpCodes note: Section A-303.2.5 was amended by Bill No. 130691-A (approved February 19, 2014), and Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).

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