In November 1999, Governor Tom Ridge approved Act 45 known as the Pennsylvania Construction Code. Under the Act the Uniform Construction Code establishes a Uniform Construction Code for the State of Pennsylvania; imposing powers and duties on municipalities and the Department of Labor and Industry; providing enforcement; imposing penalties; and making repeals.
The purpose of the UCC is to provide specifications in performing building plan reviews, inspecting building construction, alteration, repair, movement, equipment, removal, demolition, location, maintenance, occupancy or change of occupancy for every building or structure which occurs on or after April 9, 2004 and all existing structures that are not legally occupied.
Our office started administering and enforcing the UCC for a majority of the municipalities within the County on July 1, 2004.
As of January 1, 2012 our office is contracted with Pennsafe Building Inspection Services as our Third Party Inspectors and Plan Reviewers.
Board of Appeals
For the Municipalities that ICOPD administers for Board of Appeals Members.
Request for Action by the Board of Appeals - please complete and submit with the appropriate amount needed for your request. Please make checks payable to Indiana County Code Division.
To schedule an inspection please call 724-465-3879.
Indiana County Climatic and Design Criteria
For the PA Uniform Construction Code
Indiana County does hereby adopt the following climatic and geographic design criteria, in accordance with International Construction Code, 2003: Section R301.2, and Table R301.2(1), said Table below:
Ground Snow: Load 35 pounds per square foot
Decay: Slight to Moderate
Wind Speed: 90 Miles per Hour
Winter Design Temperature: 0 – 10 F.
Seismic Design Category: B
Ice Shield Under-layment Required: Yes
Flood Hazard: Reference specific Municipal Ordinance
Frost Line Depth: 36 Inches
Air Freezing Index: 1300
Termite: Moderate to Heavy
Mean Annual Temperature: 47 F.
Phone: (724) 465-3870
Fax 1: (724) 465-3150
Fax 2: (724) 465-3151
801 Water St.
Indiana, PA 15701-1705
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Monday - Friday EST