Township of Washington, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Washington 8-8-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 70.
[Added 12-12-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-13]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
TENANT
One who occupies the premises, including a mobile home, of another (the landlord), in subordination of the other's title and with his or her permission, express or implied. The permission may be in writing or oral, and the reservation of rent is not essential to the creation of the landlord and tenant relation.
The owners of any rented multifamily structure, rented single-family structure or other residential rental unit of any type located within the boundaries of Washington Township shall be required to submit to the Township Manager the name and address of each such tenant or occupant and the date when the tenancy or occupancy first began. Such reporting shall occur by January 31 of each year.
A. 
Owners of any rented multifamily structure, rented single-family structure or other residential rental unit of any type located within the boundaries of Washington Township shall be required to notify the Township Manager of the name and address of each such new tenant or occupant moving into the owner's building or other rental unit and similarly to notify the Township Manager when each tenant or occupant moves from a rental unit. Such notification must occur within 30 days after a new tenant or occupant moves into the rental unit, or within 30 days after a tenant or occupant moves from a rental unit.
B. 
The notification required shall be addressed to the Township Manager, or such other Township official as the Board of Supervisors may from time to time designate, and shall contain the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of the tenant or occupant and the names of all children, dependents or others residing with said tenant or occupant, where applicable.
(2) 
The date the new tenant or occupant began occupying the owner's building or the date when the tenant or occupant vacated the owner's building, as the case may be.
(3) 
Whether any tenant or occupant would require assistance, due to a physical or mental infirmity or disability, in the event of an evacuation of the area due to an emergency.
[Amended 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-4]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a civil fine not exceeding $600, plus any court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Township as a result of the violation. The Township Manager, or any other Township representative authorized by the Board of Supervisors shall determine in each instance whether a violation of this chapter has occurred and, if so, the amount of the civil fine to be imposed upon the violator. Notice of the civil fine shall be served upon the violator by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by personal delivery by a Township representative. Should the violator not pay the civil fine within 20 days of the date of service, the Township Manager or other duly designated Township representative shall file a civil enforcement proceeding with the District Justice having jurisdiction to recover the civil fine, court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Township as a result of the violation. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of a violation by the District Justice. If the violator neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.