[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Connoquenessing as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-6-2006 by Ord. No. 77]
The Township of Connoquenessing recognizes a need for registration of residential units within the Township in order to insure appropriate identity of various residents of the Township for registration and taxation purposes. The Township recognizes that the most efficient system to provide for these rental occupant's registration is to require the landlord to file periodic notices with the Township identifying its residential lessees.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- RESIDENTIAL UNIT
- A building used, or designed, as a residence for one or more families living independently of each other, including but not limited to house, duplex, apartment, condominium and/or mobile home.
No person shall hereafter occupy, allow to be occupied or let to another person for occupancy, any residential rental unit within the Township of Connoquenessing unless the landlord/lessor provides the Township, on or before the 15th day of each month, the name, address and number of persons occupying each specific unit. The registration, which shall be set forth on a form supplied by the Township, shall contain the following minimum information:
Name, address and telephone number of the property owner;
Name, address and telephone number of the designated local property manager, if the property owner lives outside the Township and has a property manager;
The street address of the rental property; and
No fee shall be charged for this registration.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.