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Washington Township (Jefferson County), Pennsylvania Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

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

Helpful resources for Washington Township (Jefferson 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 (Jefferson 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 (Jefferson County) ? Yes
Comments:

While no formal online code was located regarding an ice barrier, Harold Ivy of Municipal Construction Services, LLC on behalf of Washington Township (Jefferson County), PA confirmed it is required. (Per email dated 6/10/20.)

Commercial Building Code

Washington Township (Jefferson 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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