Township of Willistown, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Willistown 10-9-1984 by Ord. No. 4-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 117-1 Applicability.

This chapter shall apply to each separate tract, lot or parcel of land within the Township of Willistown and each principal building on any such tract, lot or parcel.

§ 117-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCESSORY BUILDING
Any structure on the same lot with a principal building and of a nature and use for purpose customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal building thereon.
PRINCIPAL BUILDING
Any structure enclosing space or otherwise used in any manner for residential, commercial, industrial or storage use or for any other purposes, other than an accessory building as defined herein.

§ 117-3 Assignment of numbers.

Street address numbers shall be assigned to each tract, lot or parcel of land by the Building Official or his designated representative and placed on file in the township office. Thereafter, such property shall be designated for all purposes by the number assigned, and all persons shall take due notice thereof and comply with the provisions of this chapter, when applicable. The Board of Supervisors shall have the right and power to change a street address number or numbers assigned to any property whenever it may deem such a change necessary and desirable and require the owner or occupant thereof to comply with the provisions of this chapter with respect to such change.

§ 117-4 Application for number.

The owner or occupant of each tract, lot or parcel of land to which no street address has been previously assigned shall, upon purchase, acquisition or occupancy thereof, or within seven days of discovery that no such number has been assigned, make application to the Township Building Official, or his designated representative, for assignment of a street address number, and the Township Building Official shall thereupon assign a correct street address number to the property.

§ 117-5 Numbering of subdivision lots.

The Township Building Official shall be responsible for assigning proper street address number sequences to each lot which is created as the result of a subdivision, which numbers shall be in relation to the numbers assigned to other lots fronting on the same street, and shall be properly recorded on the subdivision plan and township file.

§ 117-6 Display of number.

In order to comply with this chapter, street address numbers shall be Arabic in design, shall have a minimum height of three inches and shall be mounted in a secure fashion to the principal building's front wall or to a porch or other fixed appurtenance in front of the principal building in the general vicinity of the main entryway or main path of travel which leads to the main entrance from a public or private street, or otherwise separately mounted in an approved manner upon the face or wall or upon a post or mailbox in the front yard of the premises. The numbers shall be sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of integers so that the numbers may be read during daylight hours by a person possessing normal vision if the numbers are viewed from the center line of the facing street. The numbers shall be so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the center of the street.

§ 117-7 Compliance required.

From and after the effective date of this chapter, the owner and occupant and each of them of each tract, lot or parcel of land shall continuously display the street address number assigned to that tract, lot or parcel in accordance with the specifications set forth above and so as not to be a violation of this chapter as set forth below.

§ 117-8 Violations and penalties.

A. 
The absence of street numbers or the insecure fastening or absence of any parts thereof, or the use of any street address number not assigned by the township building official, or the failure of a street address number to meet the elevation requirement or the visibility requirements shall be a violation of this chapter. Upon discovery of such violation, a warning notice of violation may be sent by certified mail to the property owner or occupant or may be served personally on the property owner or occupant, or his agent, or may be posted in a prominent place upon the property by the Township Building Official, his agent or the township police. Such notice shall state the specific provision of the chapter violated and shall require compliance with the provisions of this chapter within 15 days from the date of service or posting of the warning notice of violation.
B. 
Any person who shall fail to correct the violation set forth in the warning notice of violation and who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300, together with the costs of prosecution, or, in the default of payment thereof, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, in the discretion of the Justice before whom the conviction is obtained.
[Amended 6-10-1986 by Ord. No. 5-1986]
C. 
Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall be deemed to be a separate offense, and the owner and occupant, and either of them, of the tract, lot or parcel of land in violation shall be subject to the penalty imposed by this section for each and every day such violation continues.