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Latest News

Exhibit at PENNBOC’s 2024 Conference

PENNBOC’s Conference is the right place -- a neutral place -- to introduce your products to the people who will be inspecting them. There is no other place where you can reach so many building code officials in one place at one time. PENNBOC’s 2024 Conference and...

2023 BRIC Awards Include Historic $137 million for Building Codes

Now in its fourth year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program has developed a specific stream of funding that will be focused on building code adoption and enforcement. The Agency has made...

Watch Recording of Webinar with PA L&I & DCED – Insights to Advisory on Industrialized Buildings & Building Components

On 10/19/23, PENNBOC held a live webinar for members Insight to Advisory on Industrialized Buildings and Building. A recording of that webinar if included below for informational purposes (not for continuing education credit). Description: Components Recently, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), under authority of section 5 of the Industrialized Housing Act […]

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PENNBOC’s 2023 “John Eby Excellence in Leadership Award” Presented to Paul Purtell

In 2022, PENNBOC created a new award to recognize superior leadership contributions by a code official to the organization and to the profession. The award is named after long-time PENNBOC member & leader, John Eby (Region 5). The “Excellence in Leadership Award”...

Advisory on Industrialized Buildings & Building Components

The PA Department of Labor & Industry has recently created an advisory related to Industrialized Buildings and Building Components that is in the process of being published on L&I's website HERE. You can also download it HERE. The Advisory states: Section 901...

2023 PENNBOC Annual Business Meeting

PENNBOC will be holding its annual business meeting & election of officers at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the Aspire Hotel, 2632 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The annual business meeting will be held in conjunction with...

Public Comment Period for2021 Codes Closes on Aug 30th

The public commenting period for Pennsylvania's adoption of the 2021 International Codes will be closing on August 30, 2023. Comment submissions are currently open for any section of the 2021 code. Your submission requires the following information: The...

Lack of Communication from BCO to Zoning Officer Leads to Variance by Estoppel

In McLogie Properties v. Kidder Twp ZHB (Carbon County) ___ A.3d ____, 2023 WL 4276962 (Pa.Cmwlth. June 30, 2023), the Pa. Commonwealth Court ruled that the property owner was entitled to a variance by estoppel to leave a house as constructed, even though it violated...

Upcoming Events

PENNBOC REGION 2 TRAINING (7/9/24): Hilti Fire Protection 101 & Iron Pigs Game

PENNBOC REGION 2 TRAINING COURSE TOPIC: Hilti Fire Protection 101 and Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs vs Buffalo Bisons game DESCRIPTION: This course provides a general introduction and review of Fire Protection for project managers, contractors, and designers. Upon...

Job Opportunities

Zoning Officer, City of Bethlehem

Job Title: Zoning OfficerBureau: Planning & ZoningReports to: Director of Planning & ZoningExempt/Non-Exempt: ExemptDepartment: Community & Economic DevelopmentUnion Status: TAMS (29T)Compensation: 75 Hrs./260 days/7.5 hrs./day Position Summary: The Zoning...

Planning Coordinator & Zoning Officer, Upper Gwynedd Township

Upper Gwynedd Township, in Montgomery County, PA is seeking candidates for a full-time Planning Coordinator & Zoning Officer. The Planning Coordinator & Zoning Officer is responsible for processing all incoming communications regarding planning and zoning...

Building Inspector, Tredyffrin Township

Tredyffrin Township is seeking to fill the position of Building Inspector. The Building Inspector is a supervisory, technical and administrative position responsible for performing plan reviews and inspections, responding to complaints, and ensuring compliance with...

Chief Inspector, Upper St. Clair Township

The Township of Upper St. Clair is accepting applications for the position of Chief Inspector. POSITION SUMMARY Performs a variety of responsible administrative and technical functions in the administration and enforcement of the Township Building and Fire Codes, the...

Residential Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, Douglass Township

Douglass Township, Montgomery County is looking for a qualified candidate for the position of RESIDENTIAL BUILDING INSPECTOR/CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER for the Building/Zoning Department Join a dedicated team in a fast-growing community of 11,000 residents. Reporting to...

Zoning Officer, Haverford Township

Haverford Township is seeking an experienced Zoning Officer to join our team. This position is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Township Zoning Code, addressing all incoming communications regarding zoning matters and is a liaison for the Township’s...

Fire & Life Safety Inspectors, Centre County

Centre Region Code Administration is hiring Fire & Life Safety Inspectors. Job Description• Perform fire & life safety inspections• Participate in public education events Benefits• Paid sick, vacation and personal days• Paid medical insurance• Dental/Vision...

Code Enforcement Officer, New Castle County DE

NEW CASTLE COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for the position of:CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (PAY GRADE 21) AFSCME LOCAL 1607SALARY: $42,432.00 - $65,828.00 AnnuallyOPENING DATE: 04/03/23CLOSING DATE: 04/28/23 11:59 PM IMPORTANT INFORMATION:In accordance with the...