[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough Sellersville 2-1-1937 by Ord. No. 126. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There be and hereby is established a real estate registry for the Borough of Sellersville, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, and the Manager/Secretary of said Borough shall, under the direction of the 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 name of the owner of each lot and with provision for the names of future owners and the dates of future transfers of title.
For the purpose of establishing such a registry, the Borough Manager/Secretary shall have access without charge to any public records wherein the necessary information may be obtainable and may also cause a search to be made in other places for any muniments or evidences of title not reported to him as herein provided and requisite for the completion of such books, maps or plans.
Said 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 every lot or piece of real estate or subdivision thereof within the limits of said Borough with the succeeding transmissions of title 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.
It shall be the duty of all the owners of real estate within the limits of said Borough, within one month after the date of the approval of any ordinance establishing such registry, and of every subsequent purchaser, devisee or person, within one month after acquiring title in any manner whatsoever to any real estate in said Borough, to furnish to the Manager/Secretary, at his office, descriptions of their respective properties upon blanks to be furnished by said Borough and at the same time to present their conveyances to be stamped as evidence of the registry thereof.
This section shall be enforced by a criminal action in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. A person convicted of violating this section shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough of Sellersville, or to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both. Violations of more than one provision of this section shall constitute separate violations. Each day that a violation of any provision of this section continues or occurs shall constitute a separate violation.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 604; 10-12-2015 by Ord. No. 703]
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 604]
The Sheriff of Bucks County shall present for the registry the deeds of all properties within said Borough sold by him at judicial sales; and the Recorder of Deeds of Bucks County shall not admit for record any deed of any property in said Borough bearing dates subsequent to the approval of any ordinance providing for the establishment of such registry unless the same shall first have been duly stamped as herein provided.