Updated PA UCC Regulations
The Department of Labor and Industry has published the official updated PA UCC regulations. Please note these regulations will be effective October 1, 2018.
Please find the following documents included here:
- Narrative Summary of Changes to the PA UCC: A narrative explanation of what the Review and Advisory Council adopted for required use in PA.
- PA UCC Regulations: – Regulatory language of ICC model code adoptions in PA.
- 2018 PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions: A different compliance path to allow for some modifications in energy efficiency or trade-offs in residential construction. To provide for equivalent performance, you must choose one of the energy enhancement options as an entrance requirement for this path.
In addition, please make note of the following important change in the applicability of “design and construction contracts” timeframes:
Design or Construction Contract Timeframes:
The new change provides that where a design or construction contract was entered into prior to the effective date of regulations implementing a subsequent UCC (10/1/18), the building permit may be issued under the code in place at the time that the contracts were signed if it is applied for within six months (April of 2019) of the effective date of the regulation or the period noted by municipal ordinance, whichever is less.
The exact language of Act 36 of 2017 states:
(4) Where a design or construction contract was signed before the effective date of regulations for a subsequent Uniform Construction Code or International Fuel Gas Code issued under this act, the permit may be issued under the Uniform Construction Code or International Fuel Gas Code in effect at the time the design or construction contract was signed, if the permit is applied for within six months of the effective date of the regulation or the period specified by a municipal ordinance, whichever is less.