[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Northampton 12-3-1987 by Ord. No. 1001 (Ch. 11, Part 2, of the 1993 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them is this section, except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
- One who grants a lease or rents real estate to another for either business or dwelling purposes.
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation. The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
- PERSONAL PROPERTY
- Any tangible property that is the subject of ownership and is possible to be moved and which is generally used in the operation of business or for the maintenance of household.
- The moving of personal property or household goods by way of public streets or highways.
It shall be unlawful for any individual 18 years of age or older to move into, out of or from one place to another within the Borough of Northampton without first giving notice to the Borough Manager of such moving. In the case of individuals moving into the Borough of Northampton, said notice shall be given within one week after moving into the Borough of Northampton. In the case of individuals moving out of the Borough of Northampton or from one place to another, notice shall be given at least 24 hours before said move is made. Included in each notice as given shall be the name of the moving person, the address from which the person is moving, and the address to which said person is moving.
It shall be unlawful for any person to move or transport or cause to be moved or transported into, out of or within the Borough of Northampton any personal property in bulk without first securing from the Borough Manager a permit for such moving or transportation.
The application for a moving permit shall include the name and address of the applicant, the name of the owner or reputed owners of the personal property to be moved or transported, the address and location from which the personal property is to be moved or transported, and the address or location to which the personal property is to be moved or transported.
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
The Borough Manager shall, upon application, issue a permit for a charge as established, from time to time, by resolution of Borough Council. Said permit shall set forth the name of the permittee as well as the name or names of the owners of the personal property to be moved or transported and the address from which the personal property or household goods are to be moved and the address to which the personal property or household goods are to be delivered.
Any lessor leasing or renting any premises or part thereof within the Borough of Northampton to another person for the purpose of either a business or as a dwelling shall give the Borough Manager notice within one week after the leasing of said property to a tenant and at least 24 hours' notice of the intention of the lessee or tenant to move or vacate the leased or rented premises.
Any person who is in the business of transporting or moving personal property in bulk from one location to another as hereinbefore described shall be obligated to verify that the proper permit has been issued prior to the moving or transporting of any personal property either within the Borough of Northampton or to a point outside of the Borough of Northampton.
The Borough Manager shall not issue any permit until after the applicant for a permit has paid all taxes and fees levied with the exception of real estate taxes.
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $600 and costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department, Code Enforcement Officer, or any official so designated by the Borough Manager.