Chapter 11 - Housing





§101. Definitions

§102. Lessor Responsibility

§103. Change of Occupancy

§104. Report Forms

§105. Penalties





The following words when used in this Part shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:

LESSEE - that person or persons who has the use of real estate of a lessor and is responsible for the giving of any type of consideration therefore, but excluding those who are lessees for a period of less than 30 days.

LESSOR - any person who grants a lease or otherwise permits the use of his real estate or portion thereof for consideration, monetary or otherwise.

PERSON - any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.

REAL ESTATE - real estate, including trailers and/or mobile homes, whether or not affixed or attached to real estate.

(Ord. 70-9, 12/14/1970, §1)



All lessors, within 30 days after the effective date of this Part, or in case of real estate there- after acquired or thereafter rented or becoming available for rental, within thirty (30) days after the acquisition, rental or availability for rental thereof, as the case may be, shall report to the Township Manager in writing addressed to him at the Township office, the number of parcels or units of real estate presently or hereafter rented and available for rental, a description (by address, number and/or some other meaningful method) of the said parcels or units, and the names of its lessees at the time of such report, together with a designation as to which unit or parcel is occupied by each. 

(Ord. 70-9, 12/14/1970, §2)



Any change in the occupancy of real estate rented or leased or in the identity of the lessee from that shown in the report of the lessor as required in §102 hereof shall be reported by lessor to the Township Manager within 10 days after such change.  It is intended hereby that lessors shall report a new lessee or a lessee who rents or leases a different unit or parcel of lessor's real estate and when a unit or parcel of their real estate becomes vacant. 

(Ord. 70-9, 12/14/1970, §3)



The Township Manager may prepare a form report entitled "Status of Occupancy Report," which form may require that information set forth above and such other pertinent information that the Board of Commissioners by resolution may direct the Township Manager to incorporate into the said report form.  The failure to have such report forms, however, shall not excuse the obligation of lessors to provide the information required herein. 

(Ord. 70-9, 12/14/1970, §4)



Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense. 

(Ord. 70-9, 12/14/1970, §5; as amended by Ord. 84-6, 7/3/1984; and by Ord. 98-7, 8/27/1998)