[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of White 4-25-1963 by Ord. No. 35. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any enlargement of any building, or any work of repair, rearrangement, removal or replacement of any interior or exterior wall, roof, floor or support, or of any part thereof, of any building; provided, however, that the following shall not be deemed to be an alteration and may be done and made without first obtaining a permit therefor, as hereinafter provided: the painting of any building or part thereof; the alteration of any building, including labor and material, aggregating $1,000 or less in value annually; and the normal, regular repairs to any building, including labor and materials, aggregating $1,000 or less in value annually.
- Any natural person or persons, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
[Amended 4-27-1983 by Ord. 882]
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall cause or permit any building to be erected, altered or raised upon any ground owned or rented by with or without first having obtained a permit therefor. Such permit shall be issued by the Township Supervisors, or their designated agent, upon the filing of an application with them, submission of plans and specifications in the case of erection or alteration of any building, payment of a fee, in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, and furnishing of evidence of intended compliance with the requirements of the law and of all other ordinances of the Township affecting building construction and use therein, such evidence to be given by such specific information as may be prescribed by the application form, the aforesaid permit to be conspicuously posted on the premises.
Upon completing of the work or erection, alteration or raising of any building under a permit granted as hereinabove provided, the holder of such permit shall report such completion to the Township Supervisors or to their designated agent. The Township Supervisors may, after completion or at any time during the course of the work for which the permit shall have been granted, cause and inspection of such building to be made. If there is evidence that any requirement of the law or of any applicable ordinance has not been complied with, a prosecution may be commenced under such law or ordinance, or necessary steps may be taken to secure compliance otherwise. The fact of completion of such work shall be note upon the original application of the permit, which shall be kept on file.
If any work authorized by any permit issued under this chapter shall not have been commenced within six months after the issuance of the permit, the Township Supervisors shall require the permit holder to relinquish such unused permit which shall thereupon become invalid. Under such conditions, neither the permit fee, nor any part thereof, shall be returned to such permit holder, and, if at any future time such permit holder shall make application for another permit for the same work, he shall follow the same procedure and pay the same fee as if no previous permit had been issued.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues or each section of this chapter which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to relieve any person who makes alterations from complying with such regulations relating to alterations as may from time to time be made by the Chief Assessor of Indiana County.