Building Codes and Permits


The City of Franklin Code Enforcement Office is responsible for the review, permit issuance and inspection of residential and commercial building construction within the City of Franklin, through the enforcement of the locally adopted and state mandated codes.

The City of Franklin has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, which currently adheres to the 2009 International Family of Codes. Click below for a complete list of the current building codes.

  • Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code
  • International Codes Online Library
  • Residential Construction is regulated by the International Residential Code and the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and includes the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, renovation, and demolition of one and two family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above grade in height.

    Commercial Construction is regulated by the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and the:

  • International Building Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code
  • International Existing Building Code
  • National Electrical Code

    The provisions of these codes apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structures or any appurtenances connected or attached to commercial buildings or structures.

    Useful Forms and Guides

  • Construction Permit Application
  • Building Permit Fee Schedule
  • Deck Design
  • Residential Sprinkler Notification Form
  • One and Two Family Plan Submittal Requirements
  • One and Two Family Pool and Spa Guide
  • Requirements for Manufactured or Mobile Homes
  • Pre-cast Concrete Foundation Design


    Links to Services and Information

  • Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code

  • Find a Pennsylvania Registered Home Improvement Contractor

  • Home Improvement Contractor Registration

  • International Codes Online Library
  • Franklin 3rd Party Inspection Agency
  • Pennsylvania One-Call