The UCC Board of Appeals meets on an as-needed basis.
The Building Code Board of Appeals is comprised of three members, each of which are qualified to serve by virtue of their training and experience on matters pertaining to building construction (e.g. licensure as an architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry, or training or experience as an inspector or plan reviewer.) Each member is appointed until such time as amended by the Board of Supervisors.
Following the adoption of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) by the State Legislature in 2002, the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors established the Schuylkill Township UCC Board of Appeals (Chapter 140 of the Township Code) to serve as a judicial board responsible for hearing appeals of the Township’s Building Code Officials’ determinations on matters concerning building construction, structures and the general health, safety and welfare of the community under the UCC and the Township’s respective codes related to building and property.
Examples of specific duties of the Board of Appeals are as follows:
- Hear and rule on appeals, requests for variances, and requests for extensions of time under the Pennsylvania UCC, as amended.
- Have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render final appeal adjudications in matters related to determinations of the Building Code Officials in accordance with the procedures outlined in the PA UCC, as amended from time to time.
- In accordance with the PA UCC, the Building Code Board of Appeals shall not act upon appeals, requests for variances, or requests for extensions of time relating to accessibility.
- Serve other municipalities only upon approval by resolution of the Board of Commissioners and upon mutual execution of an inter-municipal agreement in accordance with 53 Pa.C.S.A. Section 2301-2315
See the Pennsylvania Code Section 403.121 for a description of the UCC Board of Appeals' jurisdiction.