UCC Board of Appeals

Edgmont Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) as its building code. Any municipality which has an ordinance for the administration and enforcement of the UCC is required to establish and appoint members to serve on a board of appeals. The board of appeals hears and rules on appeals, requests for variances and requests for extensions of time under the building code. Applications for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the act or Uniform Construction Code has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the act or Uniform Construction Code do not fully apply or an equivalent form of construction is to be used.
Member of the board of appeals shall be qualified by training and experience to pass on matters pertaining to building construction. Training and experience may consist of licensure as an architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry, and training or experience as an inspector or plan reviewer.
  • There are five members of the Board, who serve until their replacements are appointed.

  • Once an application is received, a hearing date is scheduled. Hearings must be scheduled within sixty days of the receipt of an application except if the application involves a one or two family residential dwelling. In that case, the hearing must be scheduled within 30 days of receipt of an application.

  • All meetings are held at the Township Building and are open to the public.

Forms and information can be found by clicking HERE.
UCC Board of Appeals:
Michael Rhile
Richard Patton
Robert Hoffman
James Dougherty