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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: April 9, 2020 11:11 AM
From: Representative MaryLouise Isaacson
To: All House members
Subject: Co-Sponsorship-Rep. Mary Isaacson-Providing Building Permit Information Following a Sheriff’s Sale
 
 
 Some contractors and land developers are purchasing homes and properties at sheriff’s sales and then cutting corners and performing work without permits.  Un-permitted and unsupervised construction work poses a significant safety risk to residents everywhere.  Fires and structure collapses are real concerns in many cities in Pennsylvania.  We as a legislature work our hardest to ensure that all Pennsylvania residents are safe and secure in their homes, but un-permitted work puts people at risk. 
 
For this reason, I am introducing legislation to require a sheriff to provide documents, prepared by the Department of Labor & Industry, to all purchasers of property at sheriff’s sales.  These documents would include building permit information and contact information for building code offices within the county.  Whether it is a fraudulent contractor or developer or someone simply unaware of the procedure, this legislation will ensure we are taking measures before a tragedy happens due to unregulated construction work.  
 
Please join me in protecting our neighbors in their homes, increasing accountability for building developers, and sharing information about the building permit process.
 
 



Introduced as HB2594