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Latest News

Act 123 of 2022, Alternate refrigerant exemption from UCC

On November 3, 2022, PA Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 123 of 2022 into law (formerly known as SB2079) amending Section 901 of the PA Construction Code Act (Act 45 of 1999). The PA Construction Code Act (PCCA) has been amended to allow the air conditioning, heating, and...

LPG Permitting & Inspecting Policy

Recently, an internal policy clarification at PA Department of Labor & Industry was released to the general building code community. The policy clarifies that "the Department expects building code officials to permit, inspect, and regulate as needed all aspects of...

PA Commonwealth Court Enjoins Enforcement of 2021 Accessibility Standards

On October 26, 2022, the PA Commonwealth Court granted an application from the Pennsylvania Builders Association for a declaratory judgement permanently enjoining the enforcement of the 2021 Accessibility provisions.  Specifically, the “…Court declares Section...

NOW AVAILABLE! ICC’s 2022 Changes to the PA UCC Book

Gain full access to the 2022 updates to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and key insights into the implications of these changes. This full-color publication compiles all 2022 UCC changes to the base International Codes and presents them in an...

2022 John Eby Excellence in Leadership Award

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 is...

2022 Pat Campanella “Code Official of the Year” Award

During the 2022 Annual Membership Meeting held September 21, 2022, in Bethlehem, PA, James Lucas was recognized as PENNBOC's 2022 Pat Campanella "Code Official of the Year." Please see the nominating letter below. PENNBOC President Walter Schneider (l) presenting...

PENNBOC Annual Meeting Notice

PENNBOC will be holding its annual general membership meeting at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  This meeting is being held in conjunction with PENNBOC's annual conference & trade show.  Visit...

New PA Fireworks Legislation

On July 11, 2022, Governor Wolf signed HB 2157, which then became Act 74 of 2022.  It amends the regulations that allowed widespread use of consumer fireworks in PA and was intended to reduce noise nuisances and fire hazards.  Notable provisions include: Section...

Upcoming Events

PENNBOC REGION 6 TRAINING (2/2/23): Property Maintenance and Housing Fundamentals

PENNBOC REGION 6 TRAINING COURSE Topic: Property Maintenance and Housing Fundamentals Brought to you by:Pennsylvania Building Officials Conference, Region 6 (Western Pennsylvania)Goehring, Rutter & BoehmHampton Township Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023...

PCMA Webinar Invitation: IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION TYPE ON INITIAL COST AND ONGOING BUILDING INSURANCE BASED ON INDEPENDENT STUDY OF MULTI-RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES

YOU ARE INVITED WEBINAR – IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION TYPE ON INITIAL COST AND ONGOING BUILDING INSURANCE BASED ON INDEPENDENT STUDY OF MULTI-RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association (PCMA) When: Thursday, December 8, 2022 --- 11:00...

PENNBOC REGION 1 TRAINING (12/8/22): Legal Aspects of Code Administration

PENNBOC REGION 1 TRAINING COURSE Topic:  Legal Aspects of Code Administration *** This course has sold out.  You can check back to see if any seats open up due to cancellations. *** Description: This course educates code officials with guidelines for administering the...

Job Opportunities

Codes/ Zoning / Planning Official, Borough of Emmaus

The Borough of Emmaus is accepting applications for the full-time position of Code Enforcement / Zoning / Planning Official. The position is responsible for the enforcement of State and Local Codes, issuance of licenses and permits, physical inspections of properties,...

Code Enforcement Officer, North Whitehall Township

An exempt full time hourly employee under the supervision of the Director of Community Development; responsible for responding to citizen questions and complaints about zoning and/or property maintenance which relates to North Whitehall Township Ordinances.  The...

Receptionist/Office Assistant, North Whitehall Township

Receptionist/Office Assistant A non-exempt full time hourly employee under the supervision of the Township Manager; responsible for performing office clerical duties to support the functions of township business. This position is responsible for receiving office...

Director of Finance/Treasurer, North Whitehall Township

Director of Finance/Treasurer The Director of Finance is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Township Financials. This position also provides supervision to the finance department. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references...

Zoning and Code Administrator, Moon Township

Moon Township, Allegheny Co., PA, current population of 27.,000 is seeking an individual for the position of Zoning and Code Administrator. This position will administer the Township Zoning Ordinance, Health Hazard, and Nuisances Code. Must have experience enforcing...

PLANNER I, New Castle, DE

PLANNER I (PAY GRADE 22) AFSCME LOCAL 3109 Salary: $44,537.00 - $69,095.00 AnnuallyLocation: New Castle, DEJob Type: Regular Full-time JOB DESCRIPTION GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Performs entry-level professional field and office work pertaining to County...

PERMIT PROCESS TECHNICIAN, New Castle, DE

PERMIT PROCESS TECHNICIAN (Pay Grade 19) AFSCME LOCAL 1607 Salary: $38,486.00 - $59,707.00 AnnuallyLocation: New Castle, DEJob Type: Regular Full-time JOB DESCRIPTION GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Coordinates activities and performs highly responsible clerical...

CODE INSPECTOR, New Castle, DE

CODE INSPECTOR (PAY GRADE 20) AFSCME LOCAL 1607 Salary: $40,411.00 - $62,694.00 AnnuallyLocation: New Castle, DEJob Type: Regular Full-time JOB DESCRIPTION GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Inspects all building permit activity to assure compliance with all New...