Ordinances
ARTICLE 1501

FIRE SAFETY AND CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTION FEES

1501.01 Authority.
1501.02 Permits Required.
1501.03 Inspection


1501.01 AUTHORITY.

The City of Bethlehem Fire Department, Bureau of Inspections is hereby charged with the enforcement of this article.

1501.02 PERMITS REQUIRED.

Permits required by the International Fire Code (current edition) shall be obtained from the Fire Code Official. Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection by the Fire Code Official.

A fee for each permit shall be paid in accordance with the fee schedule as is set forth from time to time by resolution of Council of the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Permit fees shall include one (1) inspection and one (1) re-inspection for the purpose of code violation clearance when the occupancy is unable to clear the violation at the time of the initial inspection. An additional inspection fee will be charged for all subsequent re-inspections in accordance with the fee schedule as is set forth from time to time by resolution of the Council of the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

1501.03 INSPECTION.

The Fire Code Official shall inspect or cause to be inspected all commercial structures and premises once a year for the purposes of ascertaining, and causing to be corrected, any conditions liable to cause fire, contribute to the spread of fire, interfere with firefighting operations, or endanger life or any violations of the provisions or intent of the International Fire Code (current edition) or any other ordinance affecting fire safety.

(Ord. 2011-41. Passed 12/21/11)
ARTICLE 1501

Fire Prevention Code

1501.01 Adoption of the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code/1996.
1501.02 Definitions.
1501.03 Violations of Ordinance.
1501.04 Administration.
1501.05 Enforcement.
1501.06 Instructions, Report Forms.
1501.07 Investigations and Reporting of Fires.
1501.08 Permit Approval.
1501.09 Inspections and Orders.
1501.10 Identification of Violations.
1501.11 Records.
1501.12 Annual Report.
1501.13 Recommendation on Code Amendments.
1501.14 Applicability of Provisions.
1501.15 Construction of Act.
1501.16 Penalties.
1501.17 Codes Board of Appeals.
1501.18 Amendments, Additions, Modifications, and Deletions.
1501.18(e) Sprinkler Retrofit.

CROSS REFERENCES

Adoption by reference - See 3rd Class Charter Law §608(a) [53 P.S. §41608(a)]; 3rd Class §2403(67) [53 P.S. §37403(67)]


NOTE: This Article was deleted in its entirety and incorporated in new Article 1701, Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.
(Ord. 4254 – Passed 6/15/04)