Township of Ferguson, PA
Centre County
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§ 11-101 Numbering of Buildings Required.

[Ord. 374, 1/10/1989; as amended by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
On and after the passage of this Part, it shall be the duty of each and every owner, trustee, lessee, agent and occupant of each and every house, building or other structure in the Township of Ferguson to cause the same to be numbered in accordance with this Part and the system and plan hereby adopted and approved. New numbers will be assigned by the Township Zoning Administrator.

§ 11-102 Location and Placement of Numbers.

[Ord. 374, 1/10/1989; as amended by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
1. 
The numbers shall be placed in a conspicuous place on each individual residence or business establishment or other structure in a conspicuous manner so that said numbering can be readily seen and read from the sidewalk in front of said building and in full view from the opposite side of the street. The numbers shall be Arabic and shall be at least four inches in height. The color shall be in contrast with the immediate background.
2. 
If numbers affixed to the front of the building would not be visible from the opposite side of the street, the owner, occupant or lessee shall provide the numbers required by this chapter upon a post, rod or other type of fixture of substantial nature or a mailbox at or near the frontage with the same number affixed thereon and so located upon the same that the number may be readily seen and read as required above. When the provisions of this subsection have been complied with, the owner, occupant or lessee of the house or building shall not be otherwise obligated to affix Arabic numbers to said house or building and shall be permitted, at his option, to utilize cursive numbers or no numbers at all upon the house or building.
3. 
It shall be unlawful to cover any house number with any sign, drapery or other obstruction tending to conceal such number, and all old numbers shall be removed from any house, building or other structure when a new number has been assigned and when so notified by the Township Zoning Administrator.
4. 
The Zoning Administrator is hereby authorized to require the numbering and renumbering of any house, building or other structure in accordance with this Part.

§ 11-103 Numbering System.

[Ord. 374, 1/10/1989]
1. 
The beginning number shall be 100 and a new number shall be assigned for every 20 feet thereafter.
2. 
All even numbers shall be on the south and west sides of the streets or avenues, and all odd numbers shall be on the north and east sides of the streets. The houses on short or intermediate streets shall be numbered uniformly, with the main streets paralleling them.
3. 
Each main block, as shown on the plan, shall begin with an even 100, irrespective of the number of buildings in the block. All intersecting streets, except as provided in the preceding subsection, shall begin with 100, 200, 300 and so on. This procedure applies to all streets and avenues in the Township and those hereafter taken in by the Township.

§ 11-104 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. 374, 1/10/1989; as amended by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
1. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall number or attempt to number any house or building contrary to this chapter and the plan hereby approved and adopted or who shall alter, deface, remove or destroy any number required to be displayed by this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a proceeding commenced in accordance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be sentenced to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days.; and, provided further, that each day thereafter that such violation exists shall be considered as a separate offense.
2. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall fail or refuse to number or neglect to change or erect their house or building number in accordance herewith 30 days after formal notification in writing the Township Secretary, at the direction of the Zoning Administrator, shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days; provided further, that each day thereafter that such violation exists shall be considered as a separate offense.

§ 11-105 Enforcement.

[Ord. 374, 1/10/1989; as amended by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
This chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Administrator.