Township of Carroll, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-6-1989 by Ord. No. 81-1989]
The following words when used in this article shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
LANDLORD
Any person who leases or rents a residence within the boundaries of Carroll Township to a tenant.
PERSON
Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
RESIDENCE
Any house, room, mobile home, manufactured home, trailer, apartment, mobile home lot, or other dwelling unit or place of dwelling designed for the use of one or more persons as a place of abode, excluding hotel rooms, motel units and other similar accommodations for transient persons.
TAX COLLECTOR
The duly elected or appointed Tax Collector of Carroll Township.
TENANT
Any person over 18 years of age who leases, rents, or otherwise occupies a residence located within the boundaries of Carroll Township, which residence has been leased, rented or otherwise granted permission for use, from a landlord.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Carroll or any elected or appointed official thereof.
Within 30 days of the effective date of this article, each landlord shall submit to the Tax Collector of Carroll Township a list specifying the names and addresses of all tenants who occupy a residence leased, rented or permission otherwise granted by the landlord to a tenant.
The information required by § 299-2 hereof shall be submitted to the Tax Collector on forms provided by the Township, and obtained by the landlord from the Tax Collector. It shall be the responsibility of the landlord to obtain said forms and submit them as herein provided.
After the initial list of tenants as required in § 299-2 hereof has been submitted to the Tax Collector by the landlord, the landlord shall, within 15 days of the end of the month in which the tenant vacated the residence, notify the Tax Collector of the name and address of each tenant who has vacated the residence.
After the initial list of tenants as required in § 299-2 hereof has been submitted to the Tax Collector by the landlord, the landlord shall, within 15 days of the month in which the tenant occupies a residence, notify the Tax Collector of the name and address of each tenant who has occupied a residence.
The notification to the Tax Collector required by §§ 299-4 and 299-5 hereof shall be submitted to the Tax Collector on forms prepared by the Township and obtained by the landlord from the Tax Collector.
The Tax Collector shall have the duty to notify any other agency requiring said information of the notifications filed by the landlord under this article, so that those agencies may maintain accurate and complete records.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
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.
This article shall be effective June 12, 1989.