Town of Middleton, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Middleton 5-16-1978 by Art. 15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 250.

§ 114-1 Assignment of numbers.

In all the territory of the Town there shall be allowed a street number along the line of each side of the street. Said street numbers shall be assigned in the following manner:
A. 
In all the territory of the Town known as Residence Zone "B" there shall be allowed one number every 125 feet along the line of each side of the street.
B. 
In all the territory of the Town known as Residence Zone "A" there shall be allowed one number to every 75 feet along the line of each side of the street.
C. 
In all the territory of the Town known as Business District, Limited Commercial District, or Commercial District, there shall be allowed one number to every 25 feet along the line of each side of the street.
D. 
On all streets running north or south, numbering shall begin at the end nearer the Memorial Hall, odd numbers to the right, even numbers to the left, and all minor lateral streets shall be numbered from one up starting from the traveled way from which they originate, odd numbers to be on the right, even numbers on the left.
E. 
Streets originating from Main Street shall be numbered from one up, easterly or westerly, from the point of origin, odd numbers to be on the right, even numbers to be on the left.
F. 
Streets lying east and west of Main Street but not originating therefrom shall be numbered from the end nearer the Memorial Hall.
G. 
In all cases odd numbers shall be on the right and even numbers on the left from the point of origin.
H. 
In calculating frontages for numbering there shall be included the width of abutting or intersecting streets and all intervening parks or public property.

§ 114-2 Authority of Building Commissioner.

The Building Commissioner shall be responsible for keeping all records in regard to house numbers, and he shall be the only person authorized to issue house numbers. Where § 114-1A through H are obviously inappropriate the Building Commissioner shall be guided by a general policy of having a number system begin at the end of the street nearest the center of Town, or nearest the principal traveled way. In all cases the Building Commissioner shall be the power to exercise discretion and his decision shall be final.

§ 114-3 Posting of number.

Upon being notified in writing by the Building Commissioner of the assignment of a house number, the owner of the property shall affix a number within 30 days of the date of said notice. Said number shall be affixed to the frame of the main entrance, on the lock side, and shall not be less than four nor more than five feet above the door sill. In cases where the setback of a house or other building is 50 or more feet from the main traveled way, a number shall be affixed to a post or other visible and substantial support, at the entrance to the property.

§ 114-4 Maps.

It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Works, or such other person the Department of Public Works shall designate, to prepare and from time to time correct a series of maps including all public streets and private ways whereon are indicated all buildings fronting on them with the distance and numbers as set forth in the above rules clearly marked. One duplicate copy of these maps is to be kept in the Department of Public Works and the Building Commissioner' office.

§ 114-5 Time frame for compliance.

Within 30 days from the date on which this bylaw legally takes effect all owners of residential or business property who have not already done so shall provide house numbers in accordance with the foregoing regulations, after being duly notified by the Building Commissioner or his agent.

§ 114-6 Violations and penalties.

Whoever shall refuse or neglect to obey any lawful order of the Building Commissioner issued under this bylaw, directed to him and served upon him, shall, in cases not otherwise provided for, forfeit and pay for every such offense a fine not exceeding $50.