Township of Muhlenberg, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Muhlenberg as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 61.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 69.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 109.
Zoning — See Ch. 154.
[Adopted 12-18-2000 by Ord. No. 354; amended in its entirety 7-16-2001 by Ord. No. 359]

§ 60-1 Adoption of International Fire Code; license fee.

[Amended 1-15-2007 by Ord. No. 431; 6-15-2015 by Ord. No. 544]
The Township hereby adopts and will administer and enforce the International Fire Code, 2012 revision, and any such future revision or amendment thereof as is adopted by the International Code Council. This article shall establish an annual license fee for fire and safety of commercial and industrial premises and establishes an annual fee in an amount as shall be established by resolution adopted by the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners for each commercial and industrial premises in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Any owner, licensee, or occupant of the premises, as the case may be, who shall fail to timely pay said license fee when due shall be required to pay a late charge in an amount as shall be established by resolution adopted by the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners.

§ 60-2 License required.

The owner of the premises or the licensee or occupant of the premises shall obtain a license pursuant to this article prior to the operation of the premises or business and annually thereafter.

§ 60-3 Inspection required.

[Amended 6-15-2015 by Ord. No. 544]
Each commercial and industrial premises shall be inspected on a regular, periodic basis by Muhlenberg Township to ensure compliance with the International Fire Code, 2012 revision, and any such future revision or amendment thereof as is adopted by the International Code Council.

§ 60-4 Enforcement.

[Amended 1-15-2007 by Ord. No. 431]
The Township Manager and any duly designated employee, official, and/or agent of Muhlenberg Township shall be authorized to administer and enforce this article, including, but not limited to, the following:
A. 
Issuance of licenses.
B. 
Collection of license fees.
C. 
Inspection of premises.
D. 
Filing of citations and issuance of enforcement notices for any violations.

§ 60-5 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any violation of this article, including the failure to obtain a license, shall be punishable upon conviction by fine of up to $1,000 for each violation. Each day shall constitute a separate violation for purposes of establishing and imposing fines.
B. 
Township may take any and all legal or equitable action to enforce this article and to ensure compliance with the International Fire Code, 2012 revision, and any such future revision or amendment thereof as is adopted by the International Code Council, including, without limitation, the enjoining of any violation.
[Amended 6-15-2015 by Ord. No. 544]