City of Monessen, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City Monessen as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Derived from Ch. XX of the 1964 Code of Ordinances of the City of Monessen]

§ 308-1 Real estate registry established; violations and penalties.

A real estate registry is hereby established by and for the City of Monessen, such real estate registry to be set up and maintained by the City Engineer as required by law. All owners of unregistered real estate in the city, and all persons hereafter acquiring title to any real estate in the city, shall be responsible for furnishing the City Engineer with descriptions of their respective properties and with presenting the deeds thereto to the Engineer for registry, in default of which such owners shall be liable to the penalty prescribed in Section 1519 of the Third Class City Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 36519.
[Adopted 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 6-2001]

§ 308-2 Registration requirements.

Every landlord, lessor, optionor and individual seller of residential, commercial or institutional real estate situate in the City of Monessen leasing, holding for lease, holding for lease with option to sell or selling pursuant to an article of agreement or installment land contract must first register with the City of Monessen each calendar year commencing January 1, 2002, but no later than January 15, 2002, and each subsequent year and provide to the city:
A. 
The name and address of the said landlord, lessor, optionor or individual seller.
B. 
The addresses of the city properties held for lease or for sale.
C. 
The lease term or the sales term for the name of the lessee, optionee or buyer.

§ 308-3 Yearly permit fee.

Each such landlord, lessor, optionor or individual seller shall pay a yearly permit fee of $5.

§ 308-4 Fictitious and corporate names; trust documents.

All such landlords, lessors, optionors or individual sellers operating under a fictitious name, corporate name, land trust or similar trust document must also provide a copy of said fictitious name, articles of incorporation, land trust or trust document as part of the registration process.

§ 308-5 Random inspections.

Any occupied structure shall, at the sole discretion of the city, be subject to a random inspection to determine its fitness for habitability in accordance with the city's occupancy codes and regulations, and each such landlord, lessor, optionor or individual seller shall permit such inspection upon request by the city.

§ 308-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm, corporation or trustee violating any of the provisions hereto shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine not to exceed $300, with each day constituting a separate penalty and violation.