Uniform Construction Code

In November 1999, Governor Tom Ridge approved Act 45 known as the Pennsylvania Construction Code. Under the Act the Uniform Construction Code establishes a Uniform Construction Code for the State of Pennsylvania; imposing powers and duties on municipalities and the Department of Labor and Industry; providing enforcement; imposing penalties; and making repeals.


The purpose of the UCC is to provide specifications in performing building plan reviews, inspecting building construction, alteration, repair, movement, equipment, removal, demolition, location, maintenance, occupancy or change of occupancy for every building or structure which occurs on or after April 9, 2004 and all existing structures that are not legally occupied.


Our office started administering and enforcing the UCC for a majority of the municipalities within the County on July 1, 2004.


As of January 1, 2012 our office is contracted with Pennsafe Building Inspection Services as our Third Party Inspectors and Plan Reviewers.


To schedule an inspection please call 724-465-3879.


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Board of Appeals

For the Municipalities that ICOPD administers for Board of Appeals Members.


Request for Action by the Board of Appeals - please complete and submit with the appropriate amount needed for your request. Please make checks payable to Indiana County Code Division.

Indiana County Climatic and Design Criteria

For the PA Uniform Construction Code


Indiana County does hereby adopt the following climatic and geographic design criteria, in accordance with International Construction Code, 2003: Section R301.2, and Table R301.2(1), said Table below:

Ground Snow: Load 35 pounds per square foot

Decay: Slight to Moderate

Wind Speed: 90 Miles per Hour

Winter Design Temperature: 0 – 10° F

Seismic Design Category: B

Ice Shield Under-layment Required: Yes

Weathering: Severe

Flood Hazard: Reference specific Municipal Ordinance

Frost Line Depth: 36 Inches

Air Freezing Index: 1300

Termite: Moderate to Heavy

Mean Annual Temperature: 47° F

Phone:  (724) 465-3870

Fax 1:  (724) 465-3150

Fax 2:  (724) 465-3151


801 Water St.

Indiana, PA 15701-1705

Office Hours:

 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday EST