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Building Fee Permit Surcharge Increased

2017-10-30 13:17:09

 
A bill (Act 26 of 2017) signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf will increase the cost of a building permit fee surcharge by 50 cents. It is being raised from $4 to $4.50 effective immediately.   
 
The $4 permit fee is based on each building permit issued by or under direct supervision of a Building Code Official (BCO) for construction activity regulated under the PA Uniform Construction Code (UCC).
 
The permit monies must be remitted to the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS) within the PA Department of Economic Development (DCED). The funds are then distributed equally among the PA Construction Codes Academy (PCCA) and the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center at Penn State (PHRC) to provide training and continuing education programs for construction code officials, design professionals, contractors, and individuals who are involved with the implementation and enforcement of the UCC throughout the state.
A bill (Act 26 of 2017) signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf will increase the cost of a building permit fee surcharge by 50 cents. It is being raised from $4 to $4.50 effective immediately.   
 
The $4 permit fee is based on each building permit issued by or under direct supervision of a Building Code Official (BCO) for construction activity regulated under the PA Uniform Construction Code (UCC).
 
The permit monies must be remitted to the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS) within the PA Department of Economic Development (DCED). The funds are then distributed equally among the PA Construction Codes Academy (PCCA) and the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center at Penn State (PHRC) to provide training and continuing education programs for construction code officials, design professionals, contractors, and individuals who are involved with the implementation and enforcement of the UCC throughout the state.