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SUBCODE "PM" (THE PHILADELPHIA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE) - REPEALED 235
Editor's note regarding the new Property Maintenance Code
This Subcode "PM" has been repealed and replaced by Bill No. 120647, approved January 20, 2014 and effective July 1, 2015. Subcode "PM" has been further amended, and its substantive provisions replaced in their entirety, by Bill No. 140856, approved December 19, 2014 and effective July 1, 2015. Click here to see the text of the new Property Maintenance Code, as amended.
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Definitions
PM-202.0 General Definitions.
Chapter 3 General Property and Structural Maintenance
PM-302.0 Exterior Property Areas.
PM-303.0 Interior Areas.
PM-304.0 Exterior Structure.
PM-305.0 Interior Structure.
PM-306.0 Vacant Premises.
PM-307.0 Unsafe and Unfit Structures and Equipment.
PM-308.0 Imminently Dangerous Structures.
PM-309.0 Emergency Nuisance Abatement Program.
PM-310.0 Temporary Construction.
PM-312.0 Overhanging or Encroaching Trees.
PM-313.0 Private Parpking Lots.
Chapter 4 Residential Occupancies
PM-404.0 Space and Use.
PM-405.0 Plumbing Facilities and Fixtures.
PM-406.0 Mechanical Facilities and Equipment.
PM-407.0 Electrical Facilities and Equipment.
Chapter 5 Non-Residential Occupancies
PM-504.0 Plumbing Facilities and Fixtures.
PM-505.0 Mechanical Facilities and Equipment.
PM-506.0 Electrical Facilities and Equipment.
Chapter 6 Fire and Life Safety Requirements
PM-602.0 Means of Egress.
PM-603.0 Accumulations and Storage.
PM-604.0 Fire Resistance Ratings.
PM-605.0 Fire Protection Systems.
Chapter 7 Special Controls in Designated Areas
PM-701.0 Legislative Purpose.
PM-703.0 Designated Areas.
PM-704.0 Building Standards Applicable to Designated Areas.
PM-706.0 Zero Graffiti Tolerance Zones.
Added, Bill No. 960587-A (approved March 26, 1997). This Subcode "PM" repealed and replaced in its entirety previous Title 4.2, which was based on 1981 Ordinances, p. 1258, as amended, and Title 7, which was based on 1954 Ordinances, p. 516, as amended. Amended, Bill No. 030774 (approved December 31, 2003). Sections 2 and 3 of Bill No. 030774 provide: "Section 2. The provisions of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code added by Section 1 of this Ordinance, so far as they are the same as existing provisions of The Philadelphia Code, shall be construed as a continuation of such provisions and not as new enactments. Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect as follows: (a) From the time of adoption of this Ordinance until January 1, 2004, an applicant for a permit under one or more of the subcodes of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code shall have the option of proceeding under the provisions of Title 4 as amended by this Ordinance, or under the provisions of Title 4 as they existed immediately prior to adoption of this Ordinance. (b) Effective January 1, 2004, the provisions of this Ordinance shall apply. (c) Notwithstanding any provision of this Ordinance to the contrary, at the option of the permit applicant, this Ordinance shall not apply to: (1) new buildings or renovations to existing buildings for which an application for a building permit has been made to the City prior to the effective date of this Ordinance; or (2) new buildings or renovations to existing buildings on which a contract for design or construction has been signed prior to the effective date of this Ordinance."