Building Codes

Lower Paxton Township has adopted the 2015 International Residential Codes (IRC) and the 2015 International Building Code (IBC). With regard to viewing the Building Code: parts of the IBC are available online, however, some documents must be purchased or you may contact the Community Development Department to review documents at the Municipal Center.

Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code 

Please refer to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) PA Act 45 for all changes, exemptions, and exclusions to the adopted codes. Changes, exemptions, and exclusions can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry website. For access to chapter 403 of the UCC please view the Pennsylvania Code and Bulletin website


In addition to the codes on this page, the Township adopted the PA UCC and the 2009 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code. The PA UCC can be reviewed in the Community Development Department or can be purchased through:

  • BuilderBooks
  • International Code Council
  • Metropolitan Area Pennsylvania Home Builders Association (2416 Park Drive (Susquehanna Township))
    • Phone: 800-281-5539
  • Pennsylvania Builders Association
    600 N 12th Street
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
    • Phone: 717-730-4380

Helpful Information

  • The 2009 IRC Appendix G pertaining to swimming pools and spas has been retained and for additional information see the 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
  • Energy compliance is a builder or design professional’s choice, between the:
     -2015 International Energy Conservation Code
     -Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code
     -2018 Pennsylvania Residential Alternative Energy Provisions
     -U.S. Department of Energy Online Tool.