Township of East China, MI
St. Clair County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of East China 4-4-1994 by Ord. No. 221 (Ch. 8-09 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 321-1 Purpose.

The acquisition and posting of address numbers shall be required to assist ambulance, police, fire department, and other public service agencies to locate those in need of assistance in the Charter Township of East China.

§ 321-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ASSIGNED ADDRESS NUMBER
An address number which has been so designated by the Township agent after the effective date of this chapter. Any designations made prior to the enactment of this chapter, under authority, shall be given full force and effect.
PRINCIPAL BUILDING
The main building located on a parcel or lot. A building in which is conducted the principal use of the lot upon which it is situated. Garages, pole barns, and other accessory structures are not deemed “principal” and shall not be designated as such.

§ 321-3 Acquisition of number; posting of number.

A. 
Requirement established. Each dwelling and each principal building within the Township shall obtain and display an assigned address number. Address numbers shall be issued or designated for those dwellings and principal buildings which are located on either public or private roads.
B. 
Application. All applicants for building permits for construction of a dwelling or other principal building shall apply for an address number.
C. 
Issued by Assessor. The number shall be issued by the Assessor of the Township as soon as all required information is provided by the applicant.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Posting. Each dwelling or other principal building on a parcel of land within the Township shall post the assigned address number.
(1) 
Plainly visible from road. The number must be plainly visible from the road.
(2) 
If difficult to see from the road. Whenever a dwelling or principal building is located more than 100 feet from the center of a public or private road, or is otherwise difficult to see from the road, the owner shall post the address number at the point at which the driveway enters the public or private road.
E. 
Numerals. Each posted address shall consist of numerals at least three inches in height and of contrasting color to attached surface. Address numbers shall be arabic numerals or alphabet letters.
F. 
New construction. Whenever a new dwelling or other principal building is constructed, the address number shall be posted in compliance with this chapter at the time construction is commenced. However, if the address number has not been issued prior to the commencement, the address number shall be posted within 24 hours after issue.

§ 321-4 Multiple address developments.

Developments which need individual address numbers for locations within the site shall comply as follows:
A. 
Mobile home parks. The mobile home park shall be assigned a singular number for the public road on which the park is located. Individual home sites within the park shall be designated by that address number plus the lot of the site. Lots shall be consecutively numbered. Each internal street shall have a continuously maintained sign indicating the range of lot numbers on that street.
B. 
Multiple-family dwellings. Each building shall receive an address number. Each unit within that building shall receive a number which includes the building address number plus additional numbers indicating floors of the unit.
C. 
Multiple-unit dwellings. All other principal buildings containing more than one unit shall receive an address number. The individual unit number shall be determined by the enforcement agent based upon the layout and location of the structure.

§ 321-5 Private roads.

A. 
Identifying road sign. In the event that the dwelling or principal building is located on a private road, there shall also be erected a road sign identifying the name of private road, where the private road enters the public road.
B. 
Upgrade of private drive or easement. In the event that a private drive or easement is upgraded to a private road, any existing numbers shall be replaced with address numbers based on the private road location. Easements and private drives shall not be deemed “private roads.”

§ 321-6 Enforcement. [1]

The Assessor or an individual designated by resolution of the Township Board shall have full authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter, including the issuance of citations for failure to comply herewith.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Section 8-09.06.02, Penalties, which previously followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Penalties are located in Ch. 1, Art. I, General Penalty.