Rental Occupancy Ordinance
As per Township Ordinance No. 109 certain property owners are required to file Rental Occupancy Reports on a semi-annual basis. We have provided the form below and the related Ordinance for your use.
Completed forms can be mailed or faxed (610-692-8950) to the Township.
East Goshen Township
Semi Annual Occupancy Report
1580 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Fax # 610-692-8950
If you are able to scan your completed form you may E-mail the Township at this time.
Please direct questions to Joanne Morgan or contact the Township at (610) 692-7171.
HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Goshen 7-25-1995
by Ord. No. 109. Amendments noted where applicable(*).
§ 182-1. Purpose. This chapter is enacted to provide for the uniform and equitable collection of earned income taxes levied within East Goshen Township.
§ 182-2. Reporting requirement. It shall be the duty of the owner of every rental unit located within East Goshen Township to prepare and file a semiannual report with the Township Secretary which shall contain the complete name and address of each person 18 years of age and older who is currently residing in each rental unit as of June 30 and December 31 of each calendar year owned by the person required to file the report.
§ 182-3. Filing deadlines. (*) Reports shall be prepared and filed by the owner semiannually within 30 days of the required reporting dates specified in § 182-2 hereof in each succeeding calendar year.
§ 182-4. Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the meaning ascribed below:
OWNER — The person(s) in whose name(s) the property on which the rental unit is located is recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Chester County, Pennsylvania as reflected on the tax duplicate issued by the Chester County Assessor.
PERSON — An individual, corporation, partnership, trust, estate, association or other legal entity capable of holding title to real estate.
PROPERTY — A parcel of real estate located in East Goshen Township to which a Chester County tax parcel number has been assigned by the Chester County Assessor.
RENTAL UNIT — Any space used for human occupancy located within a building used for residential use and occupancy that is rented for human occupancy under either a written or oral lease or other rental agreement, regardless of the term of the rental or lease, but excluding units within a motel or hotel rented by the day for transient occupancy.
§ 182-5. Violations and penalties. [Amended 5-7-1996 by Ord. No. 112.] Any person who violates or permits the violation of § 182-2 or § 182-3 by failing or refusing to timely prepare and file the required report within ten (10) days of the due date thereof shall, upon being found liable therefore in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the township before a District Justice, pay a fine for each such violation in an amount not less than $100 and not more than $600 plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the township. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of a violation by the District Justice. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure.