2021 PA Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) accessibility code update

Effective December 25th, 2021 updated PA UCC regulations were published in the PA Bulletin enacting the 2021 International Codes accessibility provisions. These accessibility provisions as detailed in the updated regulation apply to all PA UCC permits submitted on or after December 25th, 2021.

Where a design or construction contract was signed before the effective date of the updated regulation the previous Uniform Construction Code regulations may be used. A permit may be issued under the previous Uniform Construction Code regulations 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 updated regulations being June 25th, 2022.

The following 2021 International Code accessibility provisions have been included in the most recently updated PA UCC regulations:

  • Chapter 11 of the 2021 International Building Code
  • Appendix E  of the 2021 International Building Code
  • Section 403.4 of the 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • Section 306 of the 2021 International Existing Building Code
  • Section 1101.2 of the 2021 International Existing Building Code
  • Section 1508 of the 2021 International Existing Building Code
  • Appendix B of the 2021 International Existing Building Code
  • ICC/ANSI A117.1- 2017 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Standard as referenced in the 2021 International Building Code

To review the complete PA UCC updated regulations please reference the PA Bulletin as published on December 25th, 2021.

If you have further questions on the administration and enforcement of the PA UCC in your jurisdiction please feel free to contact us.

2021 PA Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) 2018 International Code update

Effective February 14th, 2022 updated PA UCC regulations were published in the PA Bulletin enacting the 2018 International Codes. These provisions as detailed in the updated regulation apply to all PA UCC permits submitted on or after February 14th, 2022.

Where a design or construction contract was signed before the effective date of the updated regulations the previous Uniform Construction Code regulations may be used. A permit may be issued under the previous Uniform Construction Code regulations in effect at the time the design or construction contract was signed if the permit is applied within six months of the effective date of the updated regulation, being August 12th, 2022.

The following 2018 International Codes have been included in the most recently updated PA UCC regulations however note that some specific sections of the codes have been further amended or modified.

  • Chapter 2-10, 12-29 and 31-35 of the 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Performance Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code (Only to the extent referenced by the other ICC codes adopted)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (As referenced in the 2018 IBC)

To review the complete PA UCC updated regulations please reference the PA Bulletin as published February 12th, 2022.

If you have further questions on the administration and enforcement of the PA UCC in your jurisdiction please feel free to contact us.