City of Nanticoke, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Nanticoke 3-20-1934 by Ord. No. 130 (Ch. 24, Part 8, of the 2004 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Rental property registration — See Ch. 372, Art. I.
Taxation — See Ch. 463.
A registry of the ownership of all real estate situate within the City of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, liable to municipal taxation or assessments be and the same is hereby created and established in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of Act of Assembly, approved June 27, A.D., 1913,[1] and government of cities of the third class, regulating nomination and election of municipal officers therein, and repealing, consolidating and extending existing laws in relation thereto.
Editor's Note: See now 53 P.S. § 36515 et seq.
The City Engineer is hereby authorized to prepare the necessary books and papers to register all such real estate and maintain and keep the same in his office in accordance with the terms, conditions and provisions of said Act of Assembly.
The City Engineer may also cause search to be made for evidence of title not reported to him, as required for the completion of such plans.
Said books of plans and other papers shall be carefully preserved by said City Engineer and shall be so kept by additions from time to time as to show the ownership of each lot or piece of real estate or subdivision thereof within the City limits with the successive transmissions of title from the date of the commencement of such plans.
[Amended 12-1-2004 by Ord. No. 16-2004]
It shall be the duty of all owners of unregistered real estate within the City limits, within four months of the approval of this chapter, and of every subsequent purchaser, devisee or person acquiring title by partition or otherwise to any real estate therein, within one month after acquiring such title, to furnish to the City Engineer, at his office, a description of their respective properties upon blanks furnished by the City and at the same time present their conveyances to be stamped by said City Engineer, without charge, as evidence of the registration thereof. Any person or persons neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this section for a period of four months after public notice of the requirements thereof, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs or to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or both.
The Sheriff of Luzerne County shall present for registry the deeds of all properties within the City limits sold by him at judicial sales, whether in partition or otherwise, and the Prothonotary and Recorder of Deeds thereof shall not admit for record any deed for any City property bearing a date subsequent to the approval of this chapter for the establishment of such registry unless the same shall first have been duly stamped by the signature of the City Engineer as proof of registry. Any prothonotary or recorder who shall record any deed before the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1913, and this chapter shall have been complied with shall be liable to a penalty of $5 for each deed recorded in violation hereof, as provided by Article 16, § 8, of the Act of June 27, 1913.[1]
Editor's Note: See now 53 P.S. § 36520.
[Amended 12-1-2004 by Ord. No. 16-2004]
The City Engineer is hereby authorized to issue under his hand, to any person applying for the same, certified copies of any of the entries in said books of plans upon the payment to him of a sum in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of City Council for use of the City of Nanticoke for each and every certificate issued as aforesaid.