§ 403.65. Certificate of occupancy.

 (a)  A residential building may not be used or occupied without a certificate of occupancy issued by a building code official.

 (b)  A building code official shall issue a certificate of occupancy after receipt of a final inspection report that indicates compliance with the Uniform Construction Code and ordinance within 5 business days or within 10 business days in cities of the first class. The certificate of occupancy must contain the following information:

   (1)  The permit number and address of the residential building.

   (2)  The name and address of the owner of the residential building.

   (3)  A description of the portion of the residential building covered by the occupancy permit.

   (4)  A statement that the described portion of the residential building was inspected for compliance with the Uniform Construction Code.

   (5)  The name of the building code official who issued the occupancy permit.

   (6)  The construction code edition applicable to the occupancy permit.

   (7)  If an automatic sprinkler system is provided.

   (8)  Any special stipulations and conditions relating to the building permit.

 (c)  A building code official may issue a certificate of occupancy for a portion of a residential building if the portion independently meets the Uniform Construction Code.

 (d)  A building code official may suspend or revoke a certificate of occupancy when the certificate was issued in error, on the basis of incorrect information supplied by the permit applicant, or in violation of the Uniform Construction Code. Before a certificate of occupancy is revoked, a building owner may request a hearing before the board of appeals in accordance with §  403.122 (relating to appeals, variances and extensions of time).

 (e)  A third-party agency under contract with a building permit holder shall submit a copy of the certificate of occupancy to the municipality.

 (f)  A building code official may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy for a portion or portions of the building or structure before the completion of the entire work covered by the permit if the portion or portions may be occupied safely. The building code official shall set a time period during which the temporary certificate of occupancy is valid.

Source

   The provisions of this §  403.65 amended December 15, 2006, effective December 31, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7548; amended December 24, 2009, effective December 31, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 7196. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (323812) to (323813).

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  403.61 (relating to residential buildiings); 34 Pa. Code §  403.102 (relating to municipalities electing to enforce the Uniform Construction Code); and 34 Pa. Code §  403.103 (relating to municipalities electing not to enforce the Uniform Construction Code).



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