Building Codes


Lower Paxton Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC), governing building construction, alterations, additions, and related activities. The following codes have been authorized by the PA UCC and, which mandates use of the 2009 editions:

  • International Building Code (commercial)
  • International Residential Code (residential)
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Existing Building Code
  • International Electrical Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code
  • Sections AE501-AE503 and AE601-AE605 of Appendix E of the International Residential Code
  • Appendix E of the International Building Code
  • Appendix H of the International Building Code
  • Appendix G of the International Building Code

Please refer to the PA Act 45 (Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code) for all changes, exemptions, and exclusions to the adopted codes. Changes, exemptions, and exclusions can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry website.

Forms and Applications (including Building Permit)

Building Permit Fees

In addition to the above codes adopted as the PA UCC, the Township has adopted the 2009 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code.

The PA UCC can be reviewed in the Community Development Department or can be purchased through:

International Code Council Website-
Metropolitan Area Pennsylvania Home Builders Association – 2416 Park Drive (Susquehanna Twp.) 1-800-281-5539
PA Builders Association – 600 N. 12th St. Lemoyne, 730-4380

Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
Police Administration
Public Works Department
Sewer Department
Parks and Recreation
Supervisor's Voice-Mail

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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