[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of North Versailles as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-17-1986 by Ord. No. 840 (Ch. 4, Part 1, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances)]
It is declared the intent of the Township Board of Commissioners that this article is precautionary and that the effect of this article is implicit and implied in all ordinances heretofore enacted. However, the Township Board of Commissioners enacts this article to establish with certitude the requirement for an application and issuance of a permit for any use or change of use of any real estate in the Township.
Prior to the use, occupancy, construction, alterations, change of possession, sale, lease, improvements or repairs to any real estate in the Township of North Versailles, the owner of the same or any other party in interest must first apply for and obtain a permit from the Building Inspector. A signed and duly issued permit from the Building Inspector shall be a necessary condition precedent to any of the events set forth in this chapter. Such events shall include but are not limited to construction, repairs or alterations to buildings, land or any of the conditions thereon, the occupancy or use of any dwellings, vacant land or improvements of any nature. It shall apply to commercial, industrial and residential properties.
The purpose of this article is to better enable Township officials to enforce land use and taxing ordinances and other ordinances enacted by the Township Board of Commissioners.
[Amended 8-15-1988 by Ord. No. 867]
Any owner, lessee, party in possession or party in interest of any real estate or property within the Township of North Versailles who or which does not first apply for and obtain a permit shall not be entitled to occupy, use, build, erect, raze or perform any other alterations, construction or any other act or make any other use of real estate within the Township of North Versailles. If any person or entity does undertake any of the acts set forth herein without having first obtained a duly issued permit, said entity or person shall be guilty of an offense for each day that the use or occupancy is made, activity conducted, repairs or alterations made without said permit. Upon conviction thereof, the offender shall be subject to a $600 fine for each such day of infraction and/or 30 days in jail.
The Building Inspector is hereby authorized to prepare forms to be used by applicants to apply for permits which shall include all necessary information at the discretion of the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector is also authorized to prepare forms for the issuance of permits. Such forms shall be approved by the Township Board of Commissioners by simple resolution without amendment to this article.