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Pennsylvania Building Codes

Codes
Building Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IBC 2018 with amendments
Residential Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IRC 2018 with amendments
Existing Building Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IEBC 2018 with amendments
Fire Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IFC 2018 without amendments
Plumbing Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IPC 2018 with amendments
Mechanical Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IMC 2018 without amendments
Fuel Gas Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IFGC 2018 without amendments
Energy Conservation Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IECC 2018 with amendments
Wildland-Urban Interface Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IWUIC 2018 without amendments
Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the ISPSC 2018 with amendments
Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the ICCPC 2018 without amendments
Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2017 of Pennsylvania
adopts the A117.1, 2017 without amendments
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2016 of Pennsylvania
adopts the NFPA 13, 2016 without amendments
National Electrical Code 2017 of Pennsylvania
adopts the NFPA 70, 2017 without amendments
Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete of Pennsylvania
adopts the ACI 318 2014 with amendments
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the FGI Hospital, 2018 without amendments
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the FGI Outpatient, 2018 without amendments
Building Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IBC 2015 with amendments
Residential Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IRC 2015 with amendments
Existing Building Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IEBC 2015 with amendments
Plumbing Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IPC 2015 with amendments
Mechanical Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IMC 2015 without amendments
Fuel Gas Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IFGC 2015 with amendments
Energy Conservation Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IECC 2015 with amendments
Wildland-Urban Interface Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IWUIC 2015 without amendments
Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2009 Pennsylvania
adopts the ICCPC 2009 without amendments
Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2009 of Pennsylvania
adopts the A117.1, 2009 without amendments
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2013 of Pennsylvania
adopts the NFPA 13, 2013 without amendments
Standard for Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the NFPA 221, 2015 without amendments
Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete of Pennsylvania
adopts the ACI 318 2014 with amendments
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the FGI Hospital, 2018 without amendments
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities 2018 of Pennsylvania
adopts the FGI Outpatient, 2018 without amendments
Fire Code 2015 of Pennsylvania
adopts the IFC 2015 with amendments
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Adoption Info

INCORPORATED UPDATES
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
Department of Health
Adoption of the 2018 Editions of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities
effective November 1, 2018
Original document
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NOTICE


Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code (UCC) adoption of the 2018 I-Codes will take effect on February 14, 2022. The accessibility requirements in Chapter 11 and Appendix E of the 2021 International Building Code took effect on January 1, 2022.

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.
FURTHER INFORMATION

Pennsylvania Building Codes

The building codes of Pennsylvania adopt the the International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018), International Residential Code 2018 (IRC 2018), International Existing Building Code 2018 (IEBC 2018), International Fire Code 2018 (IFC 2018), International Plumbing Code 2018 (IPC 2018), International Mechanical Code 2018 (IMC 2018), International Fuel Gas Code 2018 (IFGC 2018), International Energy Conservation Code 2018 (IECC 2018), International Wildland-Urban Interface Code 2018 (IWUIC 2018), International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2018 (ISPSC 2018), ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2018 (ICCPC 2018), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016, National Electrical Code, 2017, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals 2018, and the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities 2018.

Pennsylvania building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Pennsylvania Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
Website: http://www.dli.pa.gov/ucc/pages/default.aspx
Address: 1700 Labor & Industry Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Email: dlipress@pa.gov
Phone: 717-787-5279

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner
Website: https://www.osfc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Address: 1310 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-651-2009

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of Safety Inspection
Website: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/facilities/safety/Pages/Building%20Safety.aspx
Address: Health and Welfare Building, 8th Floor West 625 Forster Street Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 1-877-PA-HEALTH