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City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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[Adopted 9-9-1987 by Ord. No. 2905 (Art. 117 of the 1965 Codified Ordinances)]
A. 
Effective as of the effective date of this article, every owner, agent and/or resident supervisor of real estate in the City who rents or leases any parcel thereof, in whole or in part, to any other person or entity shall make one filing with the City Department of Finance, 123 South Third Street, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, of a written certified list of all persons or entities who presently rent or lease real estate from such owner, agent and/or resident supervisor. The list shall include the names, birth dates, and addresses of all such persons residing there and shall be filed with the City Department of Finance to be received no later November 1 of each year. In addition to the requirement of the aforesaid filing, every such owner, agent and/or resident supervisor of real estate shall file a separate, certified written list with the City Department of Finance within 30 days of the date of any change in the person or entity so renting or leasing or within 30 days of the date of any additional person or entity so renting or leasing the subject premises.
[Amended 11-19-1998 by Ord. No. 3635; 7-11-2018 by Ord. No. 5647; 4-10-2019 by Ord. No. 5674]
B. 
For the purposes of this section, the fact that an owner, agent and/or resident supervisor of real estate rents or leases any property for minimal or no rent to another person or entity shall not excuse such owner, agent and/or supervisor from the filing of the certified lists required in Subsection A hereof.
[Amended 7-11-2018 by Ord. No. 5647]
Every owner of real estate or his agent and/or resident supervisor who fails to so comply with the requirements of this article shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a summary offense and be liable for a fine not exceeding $1,000 and, in default thereof, imprisonment not exceeding 90 days in the Northampton County Prison. For the purposes of this section, every day that an owner, agent and/or resident supervisor of real estate is late in filing the certified written lists, as required above, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
[Amended 7-11-2018 by Ord. No. 5647]
This article shall be enforced by the City Department of Finance, Code Enforcement Office, the administration or the City Solicitor's office.
Exempted from this article are all charitable, nonprofit organizations who operate a shelter or provide housing for the homeless, regardless of how long a person or family stays at such residence.
[Amended 4-10-2019 by Ord. No. 5674]
The form provided by the Department of Finance and approved by Council is to be considered part of this article and used for reporting the information required by this article.