Topic:  Legal Aspects of Code Administration

Description: This course educates code officials with guidelines for administering the legal aspects of codes with regard to enforcement, prosecution and maintenance. In this course participants will discuss historical consequences of ignoring the regulation of building construction and materials, and learn how to interpret and applying local government, state and federal legislative laws, pertaining to the administration and enforcement of a building code. Participants will also be able to define and apply concepts which are legally important to the administration and enforcement of a building code and establish or document rules of procedure used before a board of building code appeals. By using the guidelines presented in the course, participants will learn how to effectively testify in a court of law.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the advantages/disadvantages of different types of inspection report formats
  • Describe why efficient building code report writing is essential to code enforcement.
  • Apply the following steps to successful report writing: 1)Implementing the elements of an efficient report. 2)Using terminology to correctly describe issues. 3)Gathering details to write an inspection report. 4)Writing effective sentences that clearly and professionally describe issues. 5)Spelling and Grammar
  • Explain the different types of reports that a typical Code Official may need to write.
  • Write a report that: minimizes legal liability communicates clearly enough so that the potential for prosecution will be minimized & produce the result in court that you want.

Continuing Ed: This training session is 6 hours and offers .6 CEU’s.

Date: December 8, 2022

Time: Membership meeting starts at 8:00 AM & training starts at 8:30 AM

Location:  Joseph Ambler Inn, 1005 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454 (NOTE LOCATION)

Cost: $25.00 for members (log into your PENNBOC account)

Register: All attendees must register online. No mail-in registrations are accepted. Registration closes November 28th.  Space is limited to 40.

Questions?  Contact Paul Purtell,, 267-607-1034.

Be sure you are logged into your PENNBOC account to register as a member.