Borough of Boyertown, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Boyertown 4-5-1993 by Ord. No. 4-93. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 144.
Tenant registration — See Ch. 178.

§ 149-1 Permits required; issuance.

A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall lease to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit nor operate a rooming house or lease to another for occupancy any room in a rooming house unless he, she or it shall first apply for and obtain a permit issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. Permits for rental dwelling units shall require renewal every three years, and rooming house permits shall require annual renewal.
B. 
Rental dwelling and dwelling unit permits shall be issued according to the inspection schedule of the Code Enforcement Officer. Upon the expiration of any dwelling or dwelling unit permit, a new permit shall be required for the further period of three years. Rooming house permits shall be issued according to the inspection schedule of the Code Enforcement Officer. Upon the expiration of any rooming house permit, a new permit shall be required for the further period of one year.

§ 149-2 Termination of permit upon transfer of ownership.

Any permit issued under the provisions of § 149-1 shall terminate upon the transfer of ownership of the property, and the new owner or owners shall promptly apply for a renewal of the permit.

§ 149-3 Reinspection.

The Code Enforcement Officer may reinspect any property for which a permit has been issued upon receiving complaints from the tenants thereof or from third parties.

§ 149-4 Permit fees.

[Amended 2-3-2003 by Ord. No. 01-03]
The permit fees shall be as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.

§ 149-5 Minimum standards; violations and penalties.

If, after the Code Enforcement Officer has inspected a property two times, said property does not meet the minimum standards for permit issuance, then the Code Enforcement Officer can file a summary citation with the District Justice and, upon conviction thereof, the owners can be subject to a fine of not more than $600 or by imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

§ 149-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $600 or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or both, at the discretion of the court. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.