[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City Monessen as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Registry
Article II Landlords, Lessors, Optioners and Individual Sellers
[Derived from Ch. XX of the 1964 Code of Ordinances of the City of Monessen]
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.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 36519.
[Adopted 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 6-2001]
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:
Each such landlord, lessor, optionor or individual seller shall pay a yearly permit fee of $5.
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.
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.
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.