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Code Bulletins

Fire Alarm

Title Type Number
Manual Fire Alarm Boxes in Multiple-Family Dwellings (R-2 Use Group) Bulletin F-9702
Smoke Alarms in One- and Two-family Dwellings Interpretation B-0502
Public Middle and High Schools - Manual Fire Alarm Boxes Variance of General Application F-2001-007

Fire Suppression

Title Type Number
Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Bulletin
Certification of Limited Area Sprinkler Systems Bulletin F-9701
Fire Pump Warranty Service Bulletin 9-0404
Standby Power for Electric Fire Pumps Interpretation B-0802
Fire Department Standpipes Interpretation F-9901

Fire Protection

Title Type Number
Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Bulletin F1602
Fire Protection System Impairments Bulletin F-1601
Fire Command Stations in High-Rise Buildings Bulletin B-0003
Annual High Rise Inspections Bulletin 1101

Building Requirements

Title Type Number
Alteration Becomes New Construction Code Solution 14-305(6)
Development in the Special Flood Hazard Area Bulletin A-1702R
Electrical Permits for Public Service Agencies Code Solution PA UCC 7210.502(a.1)
Excavations and the Protection of Adjacent Property - Public and Private Bulletin B-0503-R2
Fire Alarm Monitoring Transmission Bulletin NFPA 72-07 Sections and 1.5.1
Implementation of 2015 Accessibility Provisions Bulletin B-1602
Classification of Dwellings Involving Lodgers Bulletin Z-0002-R1
Mobile Classrooms Variance of General Application B-0715-96
Soil Investigations for New Construction Bulletin B-9906-R4
Demolition of In-Ground Swimming Pools Bulletin B-0403
Preemptions Raised by Act 61, The Propane and LPG Act Bulletin F-0903
UCC Regulations for Residential Foundation Walls Bulletin R-0701
Habitable Basements Emergency and Rescue Openings Bulletin B-0601 R2
Water Resistant Gypsum Backing Board Bulletin B-0001 R1

Plumbing Requirements

Title Type Number
Cast Iron Hubless Couplings Code Solution P-903.9
Exterior Plumbing Code Solution P-501.5, P-605, P-607
Implementation 2018 Phila Plumbing Code Bulletin
Storm Drain Traps to Retention Basins Variance of General Application P-0320-01
Drip Pans for Water Heaters Bulletin P-0604
Philadelphia Plumbing Code Approved Materials Bulletin P-0901 R3
Replacement of Existing Plumbing Fixtures Interpretation P-9701
Hydronic Boiler Connections Interpretation P-0001

Residential Requirements

Title Type Number
Outdoor Portable Fireplaces Bulletin 0602
Television and Radio Antennas Interpretation B-0401
Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Hardwired and Interconnected Interpretation F-0801

Business Regulation

Title Type Number
Boiler Operator License Code Solution 9-501
Pawnbroker and Precious Metal Licenses Interpretation 9-1701
Child Day Care Facilities - Child Count and Facility Classification Bulletin B-9902
Commercial Cooking Bulletin F-9501


Title Type Number
Conversion of Outdoor Advertising Signs to Digital Display Bulletin Z-1302
Inspection report Requirements for Digital Display Signage Bulletin A-1601
Mixed Income Housing Bonus R2 Bulletin Z-1501-R2
Pedestrian Bridges - University Campuses not in a SP-INS District Bulletin Z-0802 (R2)
Previous Zoning Variances Bulletin Z-1401
Process_Outdoor_Advertisement_SignsV2 Code Solution 14-905, PA Act 160 of 1971
Steep Slopes Tree Removal Code Solution 14-704(2) and 14-705

General Code Requirements

Title Type Number
Effect of Appeals on Permits Interpretation A-1701
Implementation of 2018 International Codes Bulletin B-1801
Implementation of the 2016 Uniform Construction Code Bulletin B 1601
PA Home Improvement Contractor Requirements Interpretation 9-1801
Permitting For Imminently Dangerous and Unsafe Structures Bulletin PM-1801
Property Rights Relative to the Permit Process Bulletin A-1701
Reissue of Lawful Occupancy Signs Code Solution F-1004.2 and A-106.2
Rides and Attractions Code Solution 9-708 and 9-709
Temporary Uses and Structures Bulletin A-1501 R1
Wireless Service Facilities and Antennas Bulletin A-1302
Certificates of Occupancy for Existing "Uncertified Buildings" Bulletin A-1301
Self Certification of Construction Plans for One-And Two-family Dwellings Bulletin A-0703
UCC Certification Requirements for Inspectors Bulletin 0502