[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Livonia 2-7-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Numbering Law of the Town of Livonia, Livingston County, New York."
The purpose of this chapter shall be to require and regulate the numbering or numerical identification of all principal structures located or hereafter erected within the Town of Livonia, Livingston County, New York.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- STRUCTURE and PRINCIPAL STRUCTURE
- As set forth in Chapter 150, Zoning, or as such definition is hereafter modified by duly enacted ordinance or local law.
- The Town of Livonia, Livingston County, New York.
All principal structures located within any town zoning district shall have and display at least one set of street numbers assigned to it and approved by the Town Code Enforcement Officer. Numbers must be prominently displayed on the side of said structure fronting the nearest dedicated or private road or right-of-way. In no case shall script design be permitted or said numbers be of written cursive.
In the case where the principal structure is not clearly visible from the dedicated or private road or right-of-way, a post with the property address displayed upon it, not to exceed five feet in height, shall be installed in close proximity to the property access, no fewer than 20 feet nor greater than 25 feet from the property line fronting the dedicated or private road or right-of-way.
All numbers shall be Arabic in design only, shall measure a minimum of five inches in height and shall sharply contrast in color from the structure or background of the post.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy will be issued until the Town Code Enforcement Officer verifies that such street numbers have been properly assigned and installed. Furthermore, no inspection for new construction will be provided until installation of the proper address number or lot number in a prominent location on the site, prior to construction has been completed.
Any work for which a building permit is or shall be required cannot commence before compliance with this chapter.
The absence of address numbers, the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof, the use of any number not properly assigned by the town or its failure to meet visibility requirements shall be considered to be a violation of this chapter.
Any existing structure having street numbers that are Arabic in design, logical in sequence and a minimum of four inches in height as of the effective date of this section shall be deemed to be in substantial compliance with this chapter.
The Town Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to grant exemptions from the size requirement for numbering or numerical identification as provided in § 64-4 hereof where, in said officer's reasonable discretion, public safety is not or shall not be adversely affected.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this chapter shall not be enforced retroactively so as to apply to existing principal structures, but shall be actively enforced in connection with the following events:
If, at the effective date of this chapter, a principal structure does not display any number(s) properly identifying the structure, the Town Code Enforcement Officer shall be authorized to direct compliance.
Any work for which a building permit application is required shall authorize a direction to comply with this chapter.
Any inspection by the Town Code Enforcement Officer undertaken in connection with the issuance of a certificate of compliance or annual/regular Fire Code Inspection or similar administrative inspection shall authorize a direction to comply with this chapter.
The Town Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for assuring compliance with the requirements of this chapter and is hereby expressly authorized to issue appearance tickets and/or to appear before a Town Justice of the town to seek enforcement therewith.
Violation of this chapter shall authorize a civil penalty not to exceed $50 for each instance of violation.
Noncompliance for a period of one month shall be considered one instance of violation; each and every succeeding month or part of one month of noncompliance shall be considered an additional instance of noncompliance. One month shall be considered and construed for the purposes of this chapter as a continuous period of 30 days commencing with the date of service of an appearance ticket or appearance warning ticket upon the noncomplying party.