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File #: 210389    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - SECOND READING
File created: 4/29/2021 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," and Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," to revise provisions relating to excavation work and work impacting historic structures, create an excavation contractor license, and institute additional safeguards for property adjoining certain construction activities; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon
Code sections: Title 4 - THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE, Title 9 - REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21038901, As Amended.pdf
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Amending Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," and Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," to revise provisions relating to excavation work and work impacting historic structures, create an excavation contractor license, and institute additional safeguards for property adjoining certain construction activities; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 4 of the Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING
CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE

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SUBCODE "A" (THE PHILADELPHIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE)

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CHAPTER 3
PERMITS

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A-301.1 Permits required: An application shall be submitted to the department for the activities listed in Sections A-301.1.1 through A-301.1.6 and these activities shall not commence without a permit being issued in accordance with Section A-302.0. Where the scope of work includes demolition, moving or removal of a structure greater than one story or greater than 500 square feet, a separate application and permit for such work shall be required. Where the scope of work includes more than one lot, a separate permit shall be required for each lot.

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A-301.1.1 Building permits: A building permit is required for the following activities:

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10. Excavation exceeding a depth of five (5) feet below adjacent grade, excluding digging, trenching, or boring for utilities or geotechnical exploration, unless otherwise required by regulation.

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SECTION A305 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

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A-305.2 Contents.

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A-305.2.1 Building permits. Specific requirements for building permits include the items or data included in A-305.2.1.1 through [A-305.2.1.6] A-305.2.1.7. Other requirements for building permit application construction documents are found in the appropriate Sections of t...

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