[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Doylestown 1-21-1997 by Ord. No. 258. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for an effective date of 2-1-1997.
No person, firm, corporation, partnership or any other entity shall move into or take occupancy or make use of any dwelling and/or building within the Township of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, without first securing a move-in permit from the Township.
No person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity shall permit any premises to be occupied as a dwelling unit, rooming unit or for any other purpose without first obtaining from the Township a move-in permit which said permit shall be secured after the filing of the appropriate application as noted hereinafter in this chapter. The application for a move-in permit under those circumstances where the person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity is not the record owner of the premises shall, in addition to the information required by the application noted hereinafter, provide the name and address of the proposed tenant, the number of occupants of the premises and the names and ages of said occupants. This requirement associated with the number of occupants shall not apply, however, if the use of the premises is for a commercial purpose and not as a dwelling unit, and the other persons occupying the premises are employees or otherwise associated with the tenant in some capacity other than dwelling in the premises.
Every person, firm, corporation or other entity seeking a move-in permit to occupy any premises shall file an application with the Township setting forth the name of the applicant, the location of the premises to be occupied, the name of the owner, the names of persons occupying the premises in addition to the applicant, the nature of the proposed use of the premises and such other information as the Township Manager shall deem appropriate for the inclusion within said application. The Township shall issue the move-in permit within one business day of receipt of the application.
The cost, if any, for said move-in permit shall be determined by resolution of the Board of Supervisors from time to time.
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity who shall fall to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $600 and each day that the person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity shall fail to secure said move-in permit shall be a separate violation.