Township of Upper Hanover, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Hanover 5-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 147-1 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
STREET ADDRESS NUMBER
The number which has been assigned to a residence, building or other structure for purposes of identification by the United States Postal Service.

§ 147-2 Responsibility for numbering buildings.

On and after the effective date of this chapter, it shall be the duty of each and every owner, builder and occupant of each and every residence, building or other structure within Upper Hanover Township to install and maintain a street address number upon the same in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 147-3 Standards.

Street address numbers shall be comprised of paint, metal, enamel and other similar materials, shall be not less than four inches in height, and shall be reflective and in contrast to their immediate background.

§ 147-4 Placement of numbers and other signs.

A. 
For all residences, buildings and other structures, street address numbers shall be placed in a conspicuous place as near to the front entrance as is possible and practicable and shall be clearly visible from the street, day or night. The bottom of such street address numbers shall be 48 inches from grade, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Township Fire Marshal.
[Amended 3-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
B. 
For residences, buildings and other structures that are not clearly visible from a public street, street address numbers shall also be posted at the intersection of the driveway with the public street so as to be clearly visible from the public street. Such street address numbers shall be placed upon a post or other structure which displays the street address numbers in such a manner that the bottom of the street address numbers is 48 inches from grade.
C. 
Where private roads and driveways contain multiple turnoffs to access residences, buildings and/or structures, street address numbers shall also be posted at the turnoffs in such a manner that clearly indicates the direction in which the residence, building or other structure is located.
D. 
The owner, tenant or occupant of any unit within a shopping center shall display the street address number at the entrance to that unit. The owner, tenant or occupant of any unit within a shopping center shall cause the name of the business to be displayed on the rear door to the unit in characters that are not less than four inches in height and in contrast to their immediate background.
E. 
The owner, developer and builder of any subdivision or development shall post approved street signs with the approved name of the streets no later than the time when the new street becomes passable for vehicle travel. Such signs shall be installed at both ends of every through street and at the entrance to every cul-de-sac, loop or dead-end street.

§ 147-5 Time for compliance.

Within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter, all properties within the boundaries of Upper Hanover Township having an assigned street address number shall conform to the provisions of this chapter.

§ 147-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall pay a fine of not more than $25 per violation. Enforcement of this chapter shall be by an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the same manner as provided for the enforcement of summary offenses. A separate offense shall arise for each day or portion thereof in which a violations is found to exist or for each section of the chapter which is found to have been violated.