State Building Regulations
On Nov. 10, 1999, Governor Ridge signed the “Uniform Construction Code” Act No. 45 of 1999. The Act set in motion the creation of state-wide building codes, that provides for the training and certification of code administrators, and confers powers and duties upon the Pa Dept. of Labor and Industry for adopting regulations and requires compliance by municipalities with uniform and modern construction standards and regulations throughout the Commonwealth.
On January 23, 2003, Upper Yoder Township adopted the “International Building Code Enforcement Ordinance.” This Ordinance establishes minimum regulations governing the design, construction, alteration, enlargement, repair, demolition, removal, maintenance and use of all buildings and structures in Upper Yoder Township. We have entered into an agreement with the Cambria-Somerset Council of Governments whereby the Council of Governments are authorized to administer and enforce the provisions of the IBC and the Township Zoning Ordinance as well. We are working hand in hand with COG’s Regional Code Agency to maintain a smooth transition for the residents of Upper Yoder Township.
If you are planning any construction and/or changes to your buildings, it is important that you contact the Building Code Official, Mark Walker at (814) 255-3413 or the Township office at (814) 255-5243 to secure the necessary permits. The Township office is located at 110 Sunray Drive, Suite 1, Johnstown, PA 15905.
Copies of the International Building Code Enforcement Ordinance #258 can be reviewed and/or obtained at the Township Municipal Building. Building applications are also available at the Township office at 110 Sunray Drive, Suite 1 for your convenience.