Pennsylvania Modular Regulations & Codes
This article details the regulations and building codes governing the construction of modular homes within the State of Pennsylvania and is available for use solely as a resource. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this article, use of the information contained on this page constitutes agreement and understanding that the Modular Building Systems Association (MBSA) is in no way responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information contained herein and that the MBSA is not responsible for any situations that arise from reliance on the within information. This includes errors, omissions or changes to any law or regulation that are not reflected in this document.
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Modular regulatory program?
State regulatory agency contact information
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Community and Economic Development
Center for Community Building
Housing Standards Division
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Third party plan review permitted?
Third party factory inspection permitted?
Yes, verify with local agency
Are building systems plans accepted?
Must manufacturer certify set crew?
Does state have builder licensing?
State code or local code?
2006 International Building Code with stairs built to 1993 BOCA National Building Code, section 1014.6, exception #8
2006 International Residential Code with stairs built to 1992 CABO Code, Section R-213.1
2006 International Plumbing Code
2005 National Electrical Code
2006 International Mechanical Code
Energy Conservation Code
Section of PA IHA
$35.00/dwelling unit, minimum 5 labels; request insignia application from PA