Residential / Homeowner Use & Occupancy

House Numbers

House numbers must be affixed to or painted or carved upon such building or upon a permanent standard, base or support between such building and the street. Each number will be at least three (3) inches high, and shall be of such color and material to be visible from the street.

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Single or multiple-station smoke alarms shall be installed and maintained in all dwellings, regardless of occupant load at all of the following locations:
  1. On the ceiling or wall outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms.
  2. In each room used for sleeping purposes.
  3. In each story of a dwelling unit, including basements/cellars but not crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics.  In dwelling     units with split levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent levels, the upper level shall suffice for the     adjacent lower level provided the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level.
  4. Carbon monoxide alarms shall be provided in dwelling units and sleeping units located in buildings that contain an         attached garage, fuel burning appliance or a fuel burning fireplace as set forth in Section 315 of the International           Residential Code.  Carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate     vicinity of the bedrooms.  Where a fuel burning appliance is located within a bedroom or its attached bathroom, a carbon     monoxide alarm shall be installed within the bedroom.

Sidewalks and Curbs

Make sure sidewalks and curbs are in good condition. Any sidewalk block which is fragmented and/or deteriorating, excluding hairline cracks, must be replaced. Curbing which is deteriorating or missing must be replaced.

Water Heaters

All hot water heaters and boilers must have the relief valve extended to within 6 inches of the floor elevation.


Every flight of stairs which is 4 or more risers high shall have a handrail on at least 1 side of the stair. Handrails shall not be less than thirty (30) inches nor more than forty-two (42) inches high, measured vertically above the nosing of the stair tread.

Every open portion of any stair, landing, or balcony which is more than thirty (30) inches above the floor or grade shall have guardrails. Guardrails shall be not less than thirty (30) inches high above the stair landing or balcony;

Alterations & Repairs

In the case of additions, alterations, repairs or changing use to which the Uniform Construction Code, as approved and adopted in Section 1430.01 of the Upper Providence Township Codified Ordinances, applies, the building or structure shall be in compliance with the requirements of said Uniform Construction Code.


There shall be no known violations of any Township Ordinance pertaining to the subject property that have not been resolved, including the full payment of any and all costs and fines assessed against the owner of the property.