Monday, October 02, 2023


The Building & Code Enforcement Office serves to protect residents from structural hazards and provides for a uniform application of property ordinances. Departmental responsibilities including issuing building permits, reviewing construction plans, and performing occupancy inspections upon the transfer of properties.   The Building Code Official also actively canvas the municipality to assure strict enforcement of applicable codes. Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board meetings are also conducted under the jurisdiction of this department. This office is additionally responsible for administration of the Borough’s tenant registration and sidewalk improvement programs.

Building Code Official Ralph Costa has an extensive knowledge of the construction trades. Although he spent a portion of his career wearing a suit and tie as he managed a regional sales route for a grocery supplier, Raph never lost his affinity for the satisfication of a home improvement job well done. He subsequently worked for nearly a decade as an independent general contractor. In 2002, he joined the Borough staff as a part time employee, and, after professionalizing the department, he was promoted to full time status in 2005. Ralph holds over 20 seperate certifications from the International Code Council.

Although Assistant Manager Eric Peccon wears multiple hats in his position, he still allocates the largest amount of his time to the Code Department. Eric holds a bachelor's degree in political science from California University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh. While studying community development and municipal management at Pitt, Eric completed an internship with the Borough, during which he designed the municipality's rental property program. In 2013, he returned to Brentwood as a zoning and code enforcement assistant, and he transitioned to his current role in 2015.