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Facade Ordinance

Building Ownders
The Philadelphia Facade Ordinance is now Law.

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City of Philadelphia Facade Ordinance

picFacade1The new ordinance affects buildings six stories or more in height, all buildings with any appurtenances in excess of 60 feet, and any building, other than one or two family dwellings, greater than two stories.

The ordinance sets a schedule to which building owners must adhere for the inspection of facades and any subsequent repairs. Those owning structures constructed before 1950 are required to inspect their facades by June 30, 2011. Properties built between 1951 and 1970 must have inspections completed by June 2012. Buildings constructed between 1991 and 2005 would need inspections done by June 2015. Following the initial inspection, each building is required to be reinspected every FIVE years and the reports filed with the Department of Licenses and Inspection.

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