Township of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pemberton 6-2-1978 as Ord. No. 11-1978. Sections 78-2, 78-5, 78-6, 78-12 and 78-16 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 86.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 159.

§ 78-1 Numbering system established.

[Amended 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
There is hereby established a numbering system for buildings and lots to be built upon within the Township of Pemberton.

§ 78-2 House Numbering Map adopted.

[Amended 8-17-1984 by Ord. No. 14-1984; 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
The system of numbering of all buildings and lots to be built upon within the Township of Pemberton, shown on a map entitled "Pemberton Township House Numbering Map," as superimposed on the Tax Maps of the Township of Pemberton providing a numbering for all buildings and lots to be built upon in the township and hereby made a part of this chapter as if set forth at length herein, is hereby adopted, and the numbers shown on the map for each building or lot to be built upon is hereby assigned to the same. Copies of said map shall be filed with the Office of the Tax Assessor and the Construction Department. It shall be the responsibility of the Tax Assessor to ensure that the housing numbering map remains current at all times.

§ 78-3 Designated number to be used.

[Amended 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
It is hereby declared unlawful to use any new number on any building unless it is a number designated for use on the Official House Numbering Map for that particular site and has been authorized by the Office of the Tax Assessor.

§ 78-4 Obligation to change number inconsistent with system.

Any person, firm, association or corporation now the owner of any interest in a building or who may hereafter acquire any such interest is hereby charged with the obligation to change any number or numbers now in use on any such building if inconsistent with the numbering system hereby established as contained on said maps. Such obligation shall continue as long as such ownership interest continues to exist; and it is hereby declared unlawful to use any number inconsistent with said system and maps if such use is continued for a period of 60 days following the notification as hereafter described.

§ 78-5 Time for compliance.

[Amended 8-17-1984 by Ord. No. 14-1984; 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
All number changes and assignments are to be made on or before the 90th day following the effective date of this chapter. Notification shall be mailed, postage prepaid, to the post office address of the assessed owner (owners) as determined by the last official record of the Tax Assessor, and it shall contain a statement describing the proper number or numbers assigned to the building or lot, lots or area of land where the building is located. In the case of conflict as to the proper number to be assigned to any building, the the Office of the Tax Assessor shall determine the number of such building, and his decision shall be final.

§ 78-6 Numbering new buildings.

[Amended 8-17-1984 by Ord. No. 14-1984; 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located or whenever any lots shall be created within the township after the establishment of the numbering system required under this chapter, then, to preserve the continuity and uniformity of numbers of the houses, buildings, structures and lots, it shall be the duty of the owner to procure the correct number or numbers as designated from the Office of the Tax Assessor for said property and to immediately affix said number or numbers so assigned to any such buildings constructed on site. No building permit shall be issued by the Construction Department for any house, building or structure until the owner has procured from the Office of the Tax Assessor the official number of said house, building or structure.

§ 78-7 Numbering multifamily dwellings and apartment projects.

[Amended 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
A multifamily dwelling having only one main entrance shall be assigned only one number, and separate apartments in the building will carry a letter designation, such as A, B, C, in addition to the main entrance of the building.

§ 78-8 Numbering commercial buildings.

[Amended 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
Every commercial building shall have assigned to it a number regardless of the size of the building or the number of units contained in the building. In addition, in the event of a commercial project with a number of units and/or subbuildings (i.e., a shopping center), each building shall be separately numbered, beginning with the number one. Finally, in the case of commercial buildings containing two or more units within a particular section of the building, such unit will be assigned a letter designation in addition to the number of the building in which it is located. For example, a shopping center situated on Pemberton-Browns Mills Road might have one total address of 100 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road; a separate building in that shopping center might be known as "Building No. 1" with other buildings known as "Building Nos. 2, 3 and 4, etc."; and in the event that each of those buildings has separate units within the same, they will be separately identified as: "100 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Building 1, Unit A," "100 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Building 1, Unit B," etc.

§ 78-9 Assigning numbers to subdivisions.

Upon any subdivision or resubdivision of land in the Township of Pemberton resulting in a lot or lots other than those delineated on said map, the Township Engineer shall assign a number to each lot resulting from said subdivision or resubdivision, which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the numbers assigned to other lots fronting on the same street, and he shall record same on the House Numbering Map.

§ 78-10 Numbering prerequisite to recording of subdivision.

No subdivision or resubdivision of land requiring approval by the Planning Board shall be recorded on the Tax Assessment Map unless a house number has been assigned by the Township Engineer to each lot so subdivided.

§ 78-11 Deposit for cost of numbering in subdivision.

The subdivision applicant shall be required to put moneys up in escrow to cover costs of assigning house numbers and affixing same to plan, and the moneys must be deposited with the Township Clerk prior to final approval.

§ 78-12 Procuring number prior to issuance of building permit or certificate of occupancy.

[Amended 8-17-1984 by Ord. No. 14-1984; 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
No building permit shall be issued for any house, building or structure until the owner has procured from the Office of the Tax Assessor the official number for said proposed or existing house, building or structure. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any house, building or structure hereafter erected, enlarged or occupied until a permanent and proper number has been affixed.

§ 78-13 Assignment of numbers.

The numbering of buildings shall begin at the base line or origin and allowance shall be made for future extension of the street and possible subdivision of lands fronting on the street. The direction of the street is determined by drawing a line on the map from the beginning of the street to the end of the street. Numbers shall be assigned with the odd numbers on the left and the even numbers on the right, facing in the direction of increasing numbers.

§ 78-14 Size and placement of numbers.

[Amended 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
The numbers shall be a minimum of three inches in height, clearly visible on the background to which attached and located in a prominent place on the property to be visible from the street. Houses or buildings set back 100 feet or more from the roadway shall have a four-foot-by-four-foot post or equivalent constructed at the front of the driveway, affixed to which shall be the house numbers three inches in height. For commercial buildings, numbers shall be six inches in height and clearly visible on the background to which attached and located in a prominent place on the building, visible from the street. Numbers shall be procured and affixed at the owner's expense.

§ 78-15 Change of street name.

[Amended 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
The Township Council, at any time after adoption of this chapter, may by resolution change, rename or name any street within the jurisdiction of the township.

§ 78-16 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 8-17-1984 by Ord. No. 14-1984; 11-2-1984 by Ord. No. 26-1984; 2-4-1993 by Ord. No. 1-1993; 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 26-1996]
If the owner of any lot upon which a building is located shall fail or refuse to display or cause to be displayed the number assigned thereto in conformity with the provisions of this chapter after 60 days' notice to do so, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both. The Office of Code Enforcement is hereby designated to perform all inspections and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, unless expressly stated to the contrary. In addition, the Office of the Tax Assessor and the Police Department are also specifically authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter. Finally, other public officials or employees of the township, as may be designated either by ordinance or by direction of the Mayor, shall be permitted and authorized to perform the duties necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.