ORDINANCE 2018-32 An Ordinance Establishing a Permit Program For The Moving of Household Goods in Bulk in the City

ORDINANCE 2018-32

An Ordinance Establishing a Permit Program For The Moving of Household Goods in Bulk in the City

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HAZLETON and it is hereby ordained and with the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. Permit Required. 

No person in connection with a change of said person’s legal domicile, shall move, or cause to be moved, from or to any place within the City to another place therein, or any place beyond the limits thereof, any household goods in bulk in connection with the relocation or termination of a place of residency, without first securing a permit for such moving or transportation from the License and Permits Office located at Hazleton City Hall, 40 North Church Street, Hazleton, PA  18201.      

SECTION 2. Application.

Any person or persons making a movement of household goods as above-described, shall first make application to the office of License and Permits on forms provided, setting forth names and addresses of the movant, names of the owners of premises involved and address of premises involved, names of children and other information requested.

SECTION 3.  Issuance; Fee.

Upon filing of an application, the License and Permits Department shall issue a permit upon receipt of payment of a fee as established, from time to time, by resolution of City Council and a determination by the Office of Permits and Licenses that per capita taxes, water bills, and sewage charges are not delinquent.

SECTION 4.  Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance, upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days.

SECTION 5.  Establishment of Fee.

For purposes of the initial passage of this Ordinance, Council of the City of Hazleton hereby establishes a fee for the moving of household goods applicable to this Ordinance in the amount of $10.00 which fee, from time to time, may be amended by Council by Resolution.

SECTION 6.   Effective Date.

This Ordinance should become effective immediately upon approval.

ORDAINED AND ENACTED by Council this 26th day of September, 2018.

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