[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Franconia 6-15-2009 by Ord. No. 361. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose and intent of this chapter is to ensure that contractors who perform home improvement contracts in the Township of Franconia are registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as required by state law, and therefore maintain liability insurance as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The same definition as this term has in the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, Act of October 17, 2008, P.L. 1645, No. 132, as amended.
All contractors who seek to perform home improvement contracts in Franconia Township shall, prior to receiving a building or other permit from the Code Enforcement Department for any home improvement contract in the municipality, provide proof to the Director of Code Enforcement that said contractor is registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as required by the Act of October 17, 2008, P.L. 1645, No. 132, as amended, known as the "Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act." No contractor performing a home improvement contract in Franconia Township shall be required to register with the Township, obtain a license from the Township or pay a fee to the Township to meet the requirements of this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation violating § 51-3 of this chapter, upon conviction in a summary proceeding by a Magisterial District Justice, shall be sentenced to pay a fine for the use of Franconia Township of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment thereof, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period of not more than 30 days.