Town of Albion, NY
Orleans County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Albion 9-9-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention and building code administration — See Ch. 58.
Zoning — See Ch. 103.

§ 39-1 Title.

The title of this chapter shall be the "Town of Albion Property Address Law."

§ 39-2 Display of street address required.

All principal structures located within the Town of Albion shall have or display at least one set of numbers which correspond to the street address of the property as assigned by the Town. Numbers must be prominently displayed on the front of the structure and in no case shall script design be permitted. "Principal structure," as that term is utilized herein, shall include single- and two-family residences, apartment buildings, businesses and commercial and industrial establishments and municipal, government and religious buildings (e.g., fire departments, post office, schools, Town Hall, churches, etc.).

§ 39-3 Location.

In the case where the principal structure is not clearly visible from the street or is back more than 75 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way, a post with the property numbers displayed upon it, not to exceed five feet in height, shall be installed in close proximity to the property access, not less than five feet or greater than 25 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way. All numbers must be clearly visible from the street and unobstructed by shrubs, fences, trees and other objects.

§ 39-4 Design requirements.

All numbers shall be Arabic in design, a minimum of four inches in height, and shall sharply contrast in color from the structure or post to which they are affixed.

§ 39-5 New construction.

In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the Zoning Enforcement Officer verifies that the street numbers have been properly displayed.

§ 39-6 Acts to be considered violations.

The absence of address numbers or the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof or the use of any number not properly assigned by the Town or the failure of address numbers to meet visibility requirements shall all be considered violations of this chapter.

§ 39-7 Determination of compliance.

Any structure having street numbers which are Arabic in design, logical in sequence, within the distance required, a minimum of four inches in height and of contrasting colors as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed to be in substantial compliance with this chapter.

§ 39-8 Mailboxes.

Address numbers shall be placed on mailboxes, in a size not less than two inches in height.

§ 39-9 Grant of exemption.

The Zoning Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to grant exemptions from the number size requirement of this chapter where public safety is not adversely affected.

§ 39-10 Penalties for offenses.

Failure to comply with the property numbering regulations hereby is punishable by a fine not to exceed $50.

§ 39-11 Enforcement.

The Zoning Enforcement Officer is authorized to enforce this chapter.

§ 39-12 Effective date.

This chapter shall take effect January 1, 1992.