Pennsylvania Building Codes

Building Codes References

Pennsylvania has a statewide building code, the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), which will be administered and enforced locally and at the state level.

Note: Pennsylvania has adopted the 2009 I-Codes, effective December 31, 2009. If a design or construction contract for proposed work was signed between December 31, 2006 and December 30, 2009, the 2006 International Codes must be complied with.

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009Online
Structural CodeIBC 2009Online
Plumbing CodeIPC 2009Online
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009Online
Electrical CodeIBC 2009, Chapter 27 (Must comply with NEC 2008)Online
Fire/Life Safety CodeIFC 2009Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety, Dept. of Labor & Industry, (717) 787-3323 and online
Accessibility CodeIBC 2009, Ch. 11 & ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety, Dept. of Labor & Industry, (717) 787-3323
Applies as a mandatory minimum to all buildings
Energy CodeIECC 2009No amendments
Elevator CodePennsylvania Elevator Regulation Law and PA Code, Title 34 Pa Code Chapter 405 Elevator Section, (717) 787-3806, Opt. 2 and online
Gas CodeIFGC 2009N/A
Boiler CodeASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (Pennsylvania Boiler Law and Regulations)Online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
AccessibilityAccessibility Advisory Board
Phone: (717) 787-3329
Fax: (717) 783-5002
Plan ReviewBuildings Section, Bur. Of Occup. & Ind. Safety
Phone: (717) 787-3806
Fax: (717) 783-5002
EnergyBuildings Section, Bur. Of Occup. & Ind. Safety
Phone: (717) 787-3806
Fax: (717) 783-5002
Boiler InspectorBoiler Inspection, Bureau of Occup. & Ind. Safety,
Phone: (717) 787-2923
Elevator InspectorElevator Inspection, Bureau of Occup. & Ind. Safet
Phone: (717) 787-3806, option 2
Building codes are also available for these other Pennsylvania municipalities: