Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County


Fundamentals for Administering the International Property Maintenance Code

Presented in partnership between CCAC and the Local Government Academy

Continuing the “New Tools in the Blight Fight” training programs, Local Government is pleased to partner with the Community College of Allegheny County to offer a 22-hour training program for code enforcement professionals, who may or may not have experience in working with the model ICC International Property Maintenance Code. The purpose of the course is to educate and provide and required information and “tools” to participants so that they may perform the functions of a Code Enforcement Official professionally and within the confines of the law.

Course Details:

Dates & Times: January 7 & 8, 8 AM – 5 PM; January 9, 8 AM – 3 PM -12 Noon-1 PM (Lunch)
Lunch is not included in registration fee.
Location: Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus
Registration Fee: $285.00 - includes all study materials
To register: Call 412.788.7382 or Click here to download a copy of the registration form

Focusing on the 2012 International Code Council International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), this course will examine the history and theory of Municipal Code Enforcement and Property Maintenance Code ordinances and standards; a special emphasis will be placed on understanding the legal aspects of code enforcement and the tools that a property maintenance standard offers. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to identify, reference, enforce and abate code violations.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • A review of residential and commercial building code references as required and referenced by the IMPC
  • A review of property maintenance code enforcement techniques available under Pennsylvania law
  • Variations of property maintenance ordinances and codes
  • Proper legal enforcement of property maintenance codes
  • Pennsylvania Act 90 and tools available  for municipalities to combat blight and abandonment

Participants will also be expected to participate in the discussion of the IMPC and enforcement of the code and are encouraged to present their experiences and difficulties in applying a property maintenance code.