Building Inspection

Building Codes

The Township has adopted the 2009 versions of the International Code Council's (ICC) International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Fire Code and the 2005 National Electrical Code. East Whiteland also enforces the Accessibility provisions of the ANSI A117.1 -2003 standard. Local admendments as well as the ordinance adopting these codes can be found in Chapter 65 of the Code of East Whiteland.

Special Note to Residential Contractors: Carbon Monoxide Alarms required.

Property Maintenance Code

The Property Maintenance Code adopted by the Board of Supervisors is the International Code Council National Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition with local amendments. This code is used to provide the minimum health and safety requirements for existing buildings and structures. The ordinance adopting these codes, including amendments, is listed in Chapter 141 of the Code of Township of East Whiteland.

Special Information

Requirements in 2009 IRC include the installation of Carbon Monoxide detectors in one and two family dwellings, also new requirements for addition of gypsum wallboard to open floor assemblies (i.e. basements).