Learn what the Property Maintenance code is and how it would work in West Whiteland Township.
June 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm – Open House Q&A
Hosted by: Codes Department Staff
Our existing Township ordinances incorporate several components of the property maintenance code (PMC) that are currently in place. A PMC would provide a defined resource that supports the maintenance of existing properties.
Discussion will focus on how the adoption of the PMC will work with the existing ordinances and explain the standards that will be added.
What is the property maintenance code?
The Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) is part of the International Code Council (ICC) family of codes that addresses minimum standards for continued use and maintenance of existing building elements and structures. It would apply to all existing residential and non-residential structures and facilities located within the Township. The goal is NOT to place additional maintenance burden on the property owner, as many components of the code already exist in our existing Township ordinances.
A PMC can provide the following benefits:
- ensure existing structures maintain a standard of compliance and safety
- Objective clarity for neighboring disputes
- Maintains property values and community pride
- Supports the Township's mission to prioritize safety and quality of life
Neighboring Municipalities that have fully adopted the International Code Council (ICC):
- Downingtown Borough – 2015 Edition Adoption
- East Caln – 2006 Edition Adoption
- East Goshen - 2003 Edition, Adoption
- East Whiteland - 2009 Edition, Adoption
- West Chester Borough - 2012 Edition, Adoption
- West Goshen - 2003 Edition, Adoption
- Westtown - 2009 Edition, Adoption