[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain 8-6-1985 by Ord. No. 214. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A registry of the ownership of all real estate in the Borough of New Britain, County of Bucks, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Borough Secretary, immediately upon adoption of this chapter, shall cause to be made all necessary books, maps and plans to show the location and dimension of each property in said Borough, the house number, if any, and the name of the owner or owners thereof, with blank places to insert the names of future owners, and the dates of future transfers of title. All such books, maps and plans shall be carefully preserved and shall be so kept by additions from time to time to show at all times the ownership of every lot or piece of real estate or subdivision thereof within the said Borough with the succeeding transfers of title from the date of this chapter.
From and after the adoption of this chapter, each and every subsequent purchaser, devisee, grantee or person acquiring title to real property in the Borough, shall furnish to the said Borough Secretary at the office of the Borough Council within one month after acquiring such title, descriptions of their respective properties, upon blanks to be furnished by said Borough, and at the same time present their deeds or other instruments of conveyance to be stamped by said secretary as evidence of the registration thereof before such instruments are recorded in any office of Bucks County kept for that purpose.
For each deed or instrument of conveyance registered in the office of the Borough Council in accordance with this chapter, the registrant shall pay for the use of the Borough of New Britain an amount as provided on the Borough Fee Schedule.
Any person, partnership, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.