Borough of Bath, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 470.
[Adopted 1-4-1988 by Ord. No. 401 (Ch. 104 of the 2005 Code of Ordinances)]
Every owner of real estate in Bath Borough who rents or leases any parcel thereof; in whole or in part, to any other person or entity, shall file with the Borough Secretary at the Municipal Building, 215 East Main Street, Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, a written certified list of all persons or entities who presently rent or lease real estate from the said owner. Said list shall include the names and addresses of all such persons or entities and shall be filed with the Borough Secretary to be received no later than January 30, 1988. In addition to the requirements of the aforesaid filing, every such owner of real estate shall file a separate, certified written list with the Borough Secretary within 30 days of the date of any additional person or entity so renting or leasing the subject premises.
For the purposes of this article, the fact that an owner of real estate rents or leases any property for minimal or no rent to another person or entity shall not excuse the said owner from the filing of the certified lists required in § 497-1 hereof.
[Amended 9-11-1989 by Ord. No. 421; 11-5-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-678]
Every owner of real estate who fails to so comply with the requirements of this article, shall upon conviction, be guilty of a summary offense and be liable for a fine not exceeding $1,000 and, in default thereof, imprisonment not exceeding 10 days in Northampton County Prison. For the purposes of this article, every day that an owner of real estate is late in filing the said certified written lists, as required above, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. In addition, court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Borough in enforcement proceedings shall be assessed against violator and awarded to the Borough.