[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middlesex 8-21-2002 by Ord. No. 84. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 155.
The Township of Middlesex recognizes a need for registration of residential units within the Township in order to ensure appropriate identity of various residents of the Township for registration and taxation purposes. The Township recognizes that the most efficient system to provide for these rental occupants' registration is to require the landlord to file periodic notices with the Township identifying its residential lessees.
No person shall hereafter occupy, allow to be occupied or let to another person for occupancy any residential rental unit within the Township of Middlesex unless said landlord/lessor notifies the Township within 30 days after said occupancy of the name, address and number of a person(s) occupying each specific unit. The registration shall contain the following minimum information:
Name, address and telephone number of the property owner;
Name, address and telephone number of the designated local property manager, if the property owner lives outside the Township and has a property manager;
The street address of the rental property; and
The name, address and place of employment of the tenant(s) and all other occupants of the unit who are over the age of 17 or employed.
A registration for each residential unit shall be filed by January 30 of each calendar year and then throughout the year whenever there is a change of occupants as set forth above. All registrations under this chapter shall be forwarded to the Township within 60 days after enactment hereof for the first year.
No fee shall be charged for this registration.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.