Borough of Hatboro, PA
Montgomery County
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§ 4-101 "Building" Defined.

[Ord. 604, 7/9/1973, § 1]
The word "building," as used in this Part, shall mean any structure used or intended to be used as a dwelling or place of business or industry, but shall not include any public building or any structure built as a place of worship, or any accessory building located upon a lot where there is also a main building.

§ 4-102 Assigning of Building Numbers.

[Ord. 604, 7/9/1973, § 2]
The Borough Secretary is hereby directed to prepare a numbering plan for the entire Borough of Hatboro and to assign numbers to all lots and buildings located in the Borough. Such numbers shall be assigned according to the system prescribed in this Part.

§ 4-103 Notice to Be Given.

[Ord. 604, 7/9/1973, § 3]
Numbers shall be assigned to all existing buildings in the Borough by the Borough Secretary as soon as possible after the adoption of this Part, and the Borough Secretary shall immediately thereafter send to the owner of every lot upon which a building is located a notice of the number assigned to such building or elsewhere upon the property in the manner prescribed by this Part, within 30 days of the effective date of this Part. Every property owner who shall disregard or fail to comply with such notice, within the time limit stated therein, shall be guilt of a violation of this Part.

§ 4-104 Placing of Building Numbers.

[Ord. 604, 7/9/1973, § 4; as amended by Ord. 907, 9/23/1996, § 4-104; and by Ord. 1005, 5/23/2011]
Numbers, as assigned to each building in the Borough according to the provisions of this Part, shall be affixed to or painted upon or carved upon such building or upon a permanent standard, base, or support between such building or street. Each number shall be a minimum of four inches high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch, shall be of such color and material as to be visible from the street, shall in no event be farther from the street than 10 feet beyond the applicable setback line for the zoning district, and shall be constantly maintained in complete and legible form. The property owner shall re-affix or renew all numbers that shall not continue to conform to the requirements of this section; provided, in the case of buildings occupied by other than the owner thereof, the occupant and the owner, jointly and severally, shall be responsible for maintaining numbers upon such buildings as hereby required.

§ 4-105 Application for an Official Building Number.

[Ord. 604, 7/9/1973, § 5]
Whenever a building shall hereafter be erected in the Borough, the owner thereof shall forthwith apply to the Secretary for the official number thereof. The number shall be assigned by the Secretary in conformity with the requirement set forth in this Part for numbers for existing buildings and shall, within 30 days after being assigned to such building, be affixed by the owner thereof in the manner required by this Part in the case of existing buildings and shall thereafter be maintained as hereby required for the numbers of existing buildings.

§ 4-106 Penalty.

[Ord. 604, 7/9/1973, § 7; as amended by Ord. 825, 12/18/1989, § 7; by Ord. 907, 9/23/1996, § 4-106; and by Ord. 1005, 5/23/2011]
Any person, firm, or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.