[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham 12-29-1977 by Ord. No. 1431 as §§ 17-1 through 17-4 of the Cheltenham Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-20-1985 by Ord. No. 1607]
A registry of the ownership of all real estate in the Township of Cheltenham, County of Montgomery, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is hereby established. For the purposes of this registry, real estate shall include condominiums, and each condominium unit shall be registered separately.
The Township Engineer shall cause to be made all necessary books, maps and plans as will show the location and dimensions of each property in the township, the house number, if any, and the name of the owner or owners thereof, with blank spaces to insert the names of future owners and the dates of future transfers of title. All such books, maps and plans shall be carefully preserved and shall be so kept, by additions from time to time, as to show at all times the ownership of every lot or piece of real estate, or subdivision thereof, within the township with the succeeding transmissions of title from the date of this chapter.
All persons acquiring title to real estate within the township, whether by purchase, devise, partition or in any other manner whatsoever, shall furnish to the Township Engineer at his office in the Township Building, within one (1) month after acquiring such title, descriptions of their respective properties, upon blanks to be furnished by the township, and at the same time present their conveyances or other instruments to be stamped by the Township Engineer for a fee to be established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners, as evidence of the registration thereof.
Any person or legal entity violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before a District Justice, pay a fine of not more than six hundred dollars ($600.), together with costs of suit, collectible in the manner provided by law.