PA Uniform Construction Code

PA Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Quarterly Permit Filings

File Required Quarterly Reports

Every municipality that has opted to enforce the UCC must submit quarterly filings to report the number of building permits issued—even if no construction activity has taken place for that particular quarter—within 30 days after the end of the reporting period. Although the responsibility to file these reports is with the primary Building Code Official (BCO) appointed by the elected officials of an opt-in municipality, the report and funds may be remitted by any municipal official designated by the BCO.

File Quarterly Report

The online filing system currently does not have the capability to accept online payments; please continue to mail paper checks (with a printed copy of the submitted quarterly filing) to the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services at the address shown below.

Permit Fees

As of October 25, 2017, legislation passed in House Bill 409 (now Act 36 of 2017) includes a fifty cent ($.50) increase in the permit fee raising it from $4.00 (currently), to $4.50.

When filing 2017, Quarter 4 UCC reports, the permits issued for the month of October will be at the $4.00 rate. For permits issued in November and December, a second report and separate check will need to be remitted to DCED at the rate of $4.50.

We will continue accepting filings for delinquencies prior to November 2017, at the $4.00 rate. The UCC database will only accept filings for the current year and one year prior. When submitting filings prior to 2016, call 717.720.7392 for assistance.

Remit Permit Fees

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 among the PA Construction Codes Academy (PCCA), the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center at Penn State (PHRC), and the Review and Advisory Council located in the Department of Labor and Industry, 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.

We are currently working on updating our database to reflect the increased permit fee of $4.50. Please check back in January 2018 to online file UCC reports. Please continue to mail paper checks (with completed quarterly report) to the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services at the address shown below:

  • Governor’s Center for Local Government Services
  • Attn: Joann Flanagan
  • Commonwealth Keystone Building
  • 400 North Street, 4th Floor
  • Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Questions About Filing?

For further assistance, please contact Joann Flanagan by calling toll free: 888.223.6837 or sending an email to ra-uccnotification@pa.gov.

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