The State of Pennsylvania passed Act 45 of 1999 which established a Uniform Construction Code for all new construction within Pennsylvania. On April 27, 2004, the Hanover Township Board of Supervisors decided to “opt in” and retain their own Building Code Enforcement Office to ensure inspections that are timely and enforced in a uniform manner and adopted Ordinance #04-07 enacting the PA Uniform Construction Code with Amendments to the Building Code.
– Contact the Building Code Official to obtain a copy of the amendments.
The UCC Administration and Enforcement regulation has adopted the following codes for use throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective February 14, 2022.
For more information on the 2018 ICC adoption, visit the PA Bulletin
The revised regulations adopting the 2018 I Code series as reviewed and amended by the Review and Advisory Council (RAC) have an effective date of February 14, 2022. Where a design or construction contract is signed before this effective date, application may be made and permit issued under the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) in effect at the time of contract as long as application is made August 14, 2022 or before. Municipalities are permitted to adopt ordinance specifying a period prior to August 14, 2022. Additionally, the accessibility provisions of the 2021 I Code series were published on December 25, 2021 and became effective on December 25, 2021. The accessibility provisions adopted are also subject to the design contract provisions stated previously. Where a design or construction contract is signed before this effective date, application may be made and permit issued for accessibility provisions under the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) in effect at the time of contract as long as application is made June 25, 2022 or before.
For more information on the Building Codes go to: PA Department of Labor and Industry’s Website