Township of Upper Providence, PA
Delaware County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Residential parking program — See Ch. 452.
[Ord. No. 456, passed 1-4-2010]
As used in this chapter:
(a) 
APARTMENT BUILDING — Means any building which contains or is modified or altered to contain more than one dwelling unit.
(b) 
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER — Means the duly appointed Code Enforcement Officer of Upper Providence Township having the duty to enforce this chapter and other codes of Upper Providence and any assistants or deputies thereof.
(c) 
DWELLING UNIT — Means a residential living area for one household that is used for living and sleeping purposes and that has its own cooking facilities and a bathroom with a toilet and bathtub and/or shower.
(d) 
FIRE MARSHAL — Is the duly appointed Fire Marshal of Upper Providence Township.
[Ord. No. 456, passed 1-4-2010]
No person shall operate an apartment building without first obtaining a license. Application shall be made to the Code Enforcement Officer on forms provided by Upper Providence Township.
[Ord. No. 456, passed 1-4-2010]
The annual registration fee shall be in an amount as set from time to time by resolution of the Township Council.
[Ord. No. 456, passed 1-4-2010]
(a) 
Inspection of building. Upon filing an application the applicant shall then make arrangements with the Code Enforcement Officer to conduct an inspection of the apartment building including the exterior areas and the interior areas of all units therein. If the Code Enforcement Officer determines that the apartment building complies with all applicable Federal and State laws and all Township codes and ordinances, the Code Enforcement Officer shall issue the required license.
(b) 
Expiration of license. Such license shall expire on the one-year anniversary of the date of its issuance.
(c) 
Renewal of license. The holder of such license shall apply to the Code Enforcement Officer for a renewal license at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the license and arrange to have an annual inspection prior to the expiration date of the license.
[Ord. No. 456, passed 1-4-2010]
All apartment buildings shall be kept in a clean and good condition. The Code Enforcement Officer and/or the Fire Marshal may inspect any apartment building at any time to ensure compliance with all Federal and State laws and all codes and ordinances of the Township.
[Ord. No. 456, passed 1-4-2010]
In no event shall the Code Enforcement Officer accept for registration any apartment building which is in violation of the applicable Zoning Code unless valid evidence is shown that the apartment building is a non-conforming structure or non-conforming use.
[Ord. No. 182, passed 9-15-1988]
No owner, occupant, contractor, builder or other agent shall knowingly alter a single-family unit to a multiple-unit building without registering such unit(s).
[Ord. No. 456, passed 1-4-2010]
Owners of apartment buildings who do not obtain the license required by this chapter shall be subject to the penalties as provided in the Upper Providence Township Administrative Code, Section 202.99.