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Amy Bridger, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy & External Engagement
 (814) 898-6756
Harborcreek Engagement Team
Pam Brink, HC Tax Collector
5601 Buffalo Road
Harborcreek PA 16421
(814) 899-0818
3608 West 26th Street
Erie PA 16506
 (610) 588-0965
Harborcreek Sewer Authority
5601 Buffalo Road
Harborcreek PA 16421
(814) 899-3131
Erie County Health Department
606 West 2nd Street
Erie PA 16507
 (610) 451-6700
Erie Water Works
240 West 12th Street
Erie PA 16501
 (814) 860-8000
Penelec (First Energy)
5404 Evans Street
Erie PA 16509
 (814) 545-7741
National Fuel
1100 State Street
Erie PA 16501
 (814) 871-8200
RE/MAX Real Estate Services
4939 Buffalo Road
Erie PA 16510
 (814) 898-3558
Howard Hanna Erie
4905 Buffalo Road
Erie PA 16510
 (814) 860-1287
Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services
 (814) 899-1316
 (814) 866-8840
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Building in Harborcreek

In July 2004 Harborcreek Township in a joint effort with Millcreek and Fairview Townships, began a mandated inspection program for compliance to Pennsylvania State Act 45, also known as the Uniform Construction Code (UCC).

In 2020, Summit Township, Greene Township, and Borough of Wesleville joined Harborcreek, Millcreek, and Fairview Townships in hiring as the designated inspection agency for all residential and non- residential construction activities regulated by the act.

The codes applicable to work for which a construction permit is sought on or after October 1, 2018, are the 2015 International Codes issued by the International Code Council (ICC),  and the provisions amended by the UCC Review & Advisory Council (RAC). Only these codes as first published and their errata are applicable in Pennsylvania.

Please note the following exceptions to the statement made above about the applicability of the 2015 ICC Codes:

Where a design or construction contract for proposed work was signed prior to October 1, 2018, a permit may be issued utilizing the 2009 International Codes, Chapter 11 and Appendix E of the 2015 International Building Code and the accessibility provisions of the 2015 International Existing Building Code provided the permit is  applied for prior to March 31, 2019.

In 1999, the Legislature established the act and directed the Department to promulgate regulations adopting certain building codes as the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). Since then, various codes issued by the ICC, including the International Building Code (IBC), have been adopted, in whole or in part, by reference into the UCC. Traditionally, the ICC has published fire and smoke protection features for elevator lobbies in Chapter 7 of the IBC. Every 3 years, the ICC publishes revisions to the ICC codes.

In Act 106 of 2008, the General Assembly established the RAC, whose members represent industry sectors that participate in the various aspects relating to building construction including building component design, construction, building code enforcement and local government representation. The RAC is charged to review the periodic changes to the revised ICC codes prior to adoption into the UCC.

On October 17, 2018, the UCC RAC voted to adopt     Section 3006 (relating to elevator lobbies and hoist way opening protection) of the IBC of 2015. As such, the    Department amended paragraph (a)(1) of Section 403.21 to add Section 3006 of the IBC of 2015. On November 3rd, the Pennsylvania Bulletin published an emergency certified regulation regarding smoke protection in elevator lobbies, and this regulation is temporarily effective as of that date. This regulation became permanent upon approval by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission on December 6, 2018.

Chapter 1 , Appendix E of the International Building Code of 2018 and any other accessibility requirements  contained in the 2018 I-codes referenced by the Uniform Construction Code were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and became effective on June 15, 2019.

Building Plan Reviews
Building Plan Reviews are conducted by Building Inspection Underwriters (BIU). In an effort to continue to move your project forward, Harborcreek township suggests to submit your building plans to BIU for review prior to submittal of zoning permit application submittal.

Please note:  BIU is not authorized to release building permits prior to receiving zoning approval.
Plan Review Checklists
To assure timely inspections, a 24 hour notice is required.  Please call BIU Office at 814-860-8044 or  toll free at 877-272-0255 to schedule your inspection.

Please note:  Any scheduled inspections that did not cancel or a no show will be charged $75
Contact BIU

1805 W. 38th St.

Erie, PA 16508

(814) 860-8048 (fax)

Contact Us

Hours: 8am – 4:30pm

Superintendent of Zoning
Zoning Administrator, President of the Erie County Zoning and Code Enforcement Officials Association
Zoning Assistant / Code Enforcement Officer
Zoning Assistant
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Boards & Commissions
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Zoning Hearing Board
Meets on: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., if necessary.
Next Meetings Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Planning Commission
Meets on: 1st Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m.
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