Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township of Washington (now Township of Robbinsville) by Ord. No. 91-28 (§ 11-5 of the 2001 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 90.
Land use — See Ch. 142.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 187.

§ 81-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to require clear display of authorized and assigned house or building numbers on every dwelling house, store or other principal building fronting on any street, or having access to any street in the Township, in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying the property in case of emergency or otherwise.

§ 81-2 Applicability.

[Amended 8-30-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-29]
All dwelling houses, stores or other principal buildings erected or to be erected within the Township shall display house numbers assigned by the Township Engineer as provided herein and in conformity with the specifications set forth in § 81-4 herein.

§ 81-3 Display of number required.

[Amended 8-30-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-29]
The owner of every dwelling house, store or other principal building which now fronts or which may hereafter front upon any public or private street or has access to any such street within the Township shall, at his/her own expense, cause the authorized and assigned number of such house or building to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein.

§ 81-4 Specifications.

A. 
House or building numbers shall be:
(1) 
In Arabic numerals.
(2) 
A minimum height of three inches.
(3) 
Mounted in a secure fashion to the front wall or porch of the building or other fixed appurtenance in the front of the building so as to be clearly visible from the street.
(4) 
Sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.
(5) 
At least 30 inches above ground level and so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the street upon which the building fronts.
B. 
If any dwelling house, store or principal building has such a setback location that the provisions hereof cannot be complied with, the owner shall provide a post, rod or other type of fixture of a substantial nature, including a mailbox, with the number affixed thereon and so located on the premises that the number shall be conspicuous and visible from the street upon which the building fronts or from which it has access. The requirements set forth in Subsection A(1), (2) and (4) shall be applicable to this Subsection B.

§ 81-5 Assignment of numbers; application.

House numbers shall be assigned by the Township Engineer. Every owner of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Township shall apply to the Township Engineer for an authorized number in accordance with this chapter and the applicable provisions of Chapter 142, Land Use.

§ 81-6 Conformance to Tax Map and tax records.

The numbering of houses and buildings having frontage on or access to the various streets in the Township shall be in conformance with the Tax Map of the Township and with the current tax records which are on file in the office of the Municipal Clerk and will remain on file in that office for the use and examination of the public. The Tax Map and tax records are hereby incorporated by reference and made a part hereof without inclusion thereof herein.

§ 81-7 Enforcement.

[Amended 8-30-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-29]
Upon the failure of an owner to ascertain and affix upon any building to which this chapter applies the assigned and authorized number, the governing body may enforce the provisions herein through the duly appointed Zoning Officer of the Township authorized by the governing body to do so.

§ 81-8 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter upon conviction thereof shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.