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Washington Township (Erie County), Pennsylvania Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Pennsylvania enforces a mandatory state code; The Uniform Construction Code. Link to PA Building Codes.

Washington Township (Erie County), PA opted-out of the enforcement and administration of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act. Washington Township (Erie County), PA Chapter 50.

Helpful resources for Washington Township (Erie County), Pennsylvania include the following.

Residential Building Code

Pennsylvania adopted a statewide mandatory residential code that will control. Authority for local amendments will be limited.See PLRB, Pennsylvania Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Washington Township (Erie County) adopted the 2015 IRC, statewide. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about the adoption without amendment to the model code here.

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Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (2015 IRC)(City of Washington , PA Municipal Code)

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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Washington Township (Erie County) ? Yes
Comments:

While no formal online code was located regarding an ice barrier, Norm Willow, Zoning Officer for Washington Township (Erie County), PA confirmed it is required with this comment, "I believe the code requires an ice barrier 24 inches up the roof from the location of the insulated wall supporting the roof. Washington Township is an opt out community, residential construction must be inspected where applicable and can be done by any inspector licensed by the state of Pennsylvania." (Per email dated 10/21/20.)

Commercial Building Code

Washington Township (Erie County) adopted the 2015 IBC, statewide. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about the adoption without amendment to the model code here.

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