Township of Collier, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
This Part is enacted to provide for the uniform and equitable distribution of the tax levies in the Township and upon the inhabitants thereof and to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Township.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
The Board of Commissioners finds that registration of tenants and other non-owner occupants of real estate is necessary in order to have accurate records of the numbers and identities of Township residents for purposes of taxation, zoning, recycling, code compliance, and other efforts in furtherance of the public health, safety and welfare.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context.
DWELLING UNIT
One or more rooms used for living and sleeping purposes arranged for occupancy by one family or by one or more persons and occupied by the family or person for more than 30 days.
LANDOWNER
A lessor, or person who acts as agent for the lessor, of any parcel of real estate located in the Township, or a lessor or person who acts as agent for the lessor, of any improvements on real estate or any building located in the Township, or an owner or person in charge of any parcel of real estate on which dwelling units are occupied by persons other than the owners or the owners' relatives including, but not limited to, group homes, community living arrangements, boarding houses, personal care homes, domiciliary lands and long-term care facilities.
OFFICER
The Township Code Enforcement Officer or other person designated by the Board of Commissioners or Township Manager to enforce this Part.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
TENANT OR OCCUPANT
A person who has the right to use or possess, either by himself or with others, a dwelling unit owned by a person other than himself, for a period exceeding 30 days.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
1. 
Within 60 days from the effective date of this Part, each landowner shall submit to the Officer a completed and signed report form supplied by the Officer which includes at lest the following information:
A. 
List of the dwelling units owned by the landowner, located within the Township limits, whether occupied or not occupied.
B. 
Address of each dwelling unit.
C. 
Brief description of each dwelling unit.
D. 
Whether or not said dwelling unit is inhabited or utilized by tenants or occupants.
E. 
Names and ages of each tenant or occupant occupying the aforementioned dwelling unit, if any, and the following information for each tenant over the age of 15 years:
(1) 
Permanent address, telephone number, cell phone number, e-mail address, occupation and Social Security number, if known, and name, address and telephone number of their employer.
(2) 
The beginning and end date of the tenant's lease and copy of the lease, if written.
F. 
The name, resident, address, telephone number, cell phone number and e-mail address of each person with an ownership interest in the property and each local agent or manager authorized to maintain the property and/or collect rent from tenants or occupants.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
After the effective date of this Part, any person who becomes a landowner of any parcel of real estate or any improvement on real estate or building located in the Township by agreement of sale, by deed, or by any other means, shall within 14 days thereafter, report to the Officer the information and data set forth in § 11-104, above, and on forms to be provided by the Officer.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
After the effective date of this Part, each and every landowner of property within the Township shall report to the Officer on a report form to be supplied by the Officer, any change in occupancy of any dwelling unit owned by such landowner. The reported change shall include the information described in § 11-104, above, the date when such change was effected, and the forwarding address of the old tenants or occupants if known. In the event that a dwelling unit was used by a tenant or occupant and then becomes vacant, this change shall also be reported to the Officer. All reports required by this section shall be made within 14 days after a landowner has entered into a new lease for the unit or has knowledge that such a unit has had a change in occupancy or has become vacant.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
1. 
The Officer, under the authority of this Part, shall:
A. 
Maintain on file at the Township office, the names of the landowners owning dwelling units and business units in the Township, said list to include the names of and pertinent information about the current tenants or occupants of said dwelling units and business units.
B. 
Maintain a supply of forms for landowners to use in making reports to the Officer as required by §§ 11-104, 11-105 and 11-106 of this Part.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
1. 
When a change or use or occupancy is reported, or suspected, the Officer will promptly inspect the premises.
2. 
During the inspection, the Officer shall obtain, by way of questions and/or observation, the following information:
A. 
The name and ages of tenants or occupants and the number of rooms in each rented unit.
B. 
The name, age, telephone number, occupation and employer of each tenant or occupant.
3. 
The Officer shall report his findings concerning the number, name, age, occupation and employer of tenants or occupants to the Township Secretary, who shall report the information to the appropriate tax collector and to the Township Building Inspector or Building Code Official.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
1. 
The landowner shall pay a $10 inspection fee to the officer for each inspection.
2. 
After the date of adoption of this section, inspection fees may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I; as amended by Ord. 652, 4/13/2011]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part or who knowingly files a false report required under this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
No dwelling unit shall be occupied by other than the owner thereof unless the occupants have been registered as required by this Part.
[Ord. 640, 8/12/2009, § I]
The Township Board of Commissioners may enact regulations by way of resolution for the administration of this Part.