Article F-1.0 Adoption of the "2018 International Fire Code", with additions, deletions and amendments.
§ F-1.1 The "2018 International Fire Code" as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted as the Philadelphia Fire Code, with such additions, deletions and amendments as set forth in § F-1.2.
Editor's note: The 2018 International Fire Code, as revised by Philadelphia, can be found at:
§ F-1.2 The 2018 International Fire Code, copies of which are on file with the Fire Department, is incorporated as if fully set forth herein, subject to the following additions, deletions and amendments, including errata issued by the International Code Council.
   § F-1.2.1 The numbers of all local amendments shall be preceded with the prefix "F-".
   § F-1.2.2 Throughout the code, references to "International" codes or "ICC" codes shall be deemed to refer to the "Philadelphia" codes of the same name.



   Added, Bill No. 030776 (approved December 31, 2003). This Subcode "F" repealed and replaced in its entirety previous Subcode "F", added by Bill No. 960588-A (approved March 26, 1997), which had replaced former Title 5. Title 5 was based on 1994 Ordinances, p. 930, as amended, which had repealed and replaced an earlier version of Title 5. Sections 3 and 4 of Bill No. 030776 provide: "Section 3. The provisions of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code added by Section 2 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 4. 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." Amended, Bill No. 130250 (approved June 5, 2013), effective December 2, 2013. Subcode "F" repealed and replaced by Bill No. 181006 (approved July 3, 2019). Section 2 of Bill No. 181006 provides: "This Ordinance shall become effective on January 1, 2019." Editor's note: The Department of Licenses and Inspections and the Fire Department have determined not to enforce the bill retroactively.