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(A) City Council, by resolution, is authorized to establish and amend fees and deposits for services provided by the city in the administration of this subchapter and matters relating to applications submitted and permits or certificates issued pursuant to this subchapter, and is authorized to specify the time period(s) by which such fees or deposits shall be paid. City Council, by resolution, is authorized to adopt forms for use in administration and enforcement of this subchapter and to establish and amend rules, regulations and procedures to implement this subchapter.
(B) Permits for approval of construction under the UCC shall be on such form(s) as are adopted for use by City Council, as may in the future be amended.
(C) Except as expressly authorized in the UCC or in the administrative regulations governing its implementation, no construction or other activity regulated by the UCC shall be conducted or commence without a permit therefor first being issued.
(D) A construction permit shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance, provided that construction shall commence within six months after the date of issuance. Upon written request and with good cause shown prior to the deadline for commencement of construction, the Building Code Official in his or her or her discretion may extend the deadline for commencement of construction for a period not exceeding six months. Upon written request and with good cause shown prior to expiration of a permit’s term, the City Council, in its discretion, may extend the validity of a permit for a period not to exceed one year.
(E) An applicant’s application for a permit prior to the applicant’s being prepared to commence construction shall not constitute good cause.
(F) City Council shall have exclusive authority over requests for extension as to permits issued prior to the effective date of this subchapter, if applicable.
(G) Permits, applications for permits and actions on permits pertaining solely to repair or replacement of equipment shall be administered as set forth at 34 Pa. Code §§ 401.1 et seq., as may in the future be amended.
(Ord. 1450, passed 6-21-2004)