[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paxtang 9-20-1994 by Ord. No. 544 (Part 2, Ch. 5, of the 1994 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of procuring accurate information in reference to ownership of real estate, a system of registration of deeds and titles, as originally established by Ordinance No. 32, approved February 16, 1921, shall continue to be maintained as provided by this chapter.
The Secretary shall, under the direction of Council, cause to be made all necessary books, maps and plans as will show the situation and dimensions of each property thereon, which books, maps or plans shall be so prepared as to show the location and the name of the owner or owners thereof, with blank spaces for the owner of each lot and provision for the names of future owners and the date for future transfers of title.
The books, maps and plans shall be carefully preserved 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 limits of the Borough, with the succeeding transmissions of titles from the time of the commencement of such plans, but nothing contained therein shall at any time invalidate any municipal or tax claim by reason of the fact that the same is not assessed or levied against the registered owner or owners.
It shall be the duty of all owners of real estate within the limits of the Borough, and every subsequent purchaser, devisee or person, within one month after acquiring title in any manner whatsoever to any real estate in the Borough, to furnish the Secretary of the Council, at his office, descriptions for their respective properties, upon blanks furnished by the Borough, and at the same time present their conveyances to be stamped as evidence of the registry thereof.
Any owner of property who neglects or refuses to comply with any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall, for every such violation, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.