Building

Ross Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code which presently adheres to the 2009 International Codes. The 2009 edition of the ICC Codes will remain in effect with the following amendment: Effective April 16, 2016, Chapter 11 and Appendix E of the 2015 International Building Code and the accessibility provisions of the 2015 International Existing Building Code are adopted as required by Act 1 of 2011, as well as the referenced standard ICC ANSI A117.1 2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

Responsibilities

  • All Permit Reviews, Approvals, and Inspections
  • Enforcement of the Pennsylvania State Building Code

Permits and Applications

Go to Permits A-Z for all Permits, Applications and related material.

Inspections

The Ross Township Inspection Procedures list will be given at the time the Permit is issued.

Plumbing inspections and the issuance of plumbing permits are performed by Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Inspection Division at 412-922-6270.

FEMA Flood Plain Requirements

FEMA has determined that properties mapped as Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), which are marked as "A, AE, or AE Floodway" on FEMA maps, have a 1% annual chance of flooding and must meet additional requirements.  Check FEMA Flood Maps to better understand your flood risk. 

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