[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Collingswood: Art. I, 8-16-1971 by Ord. No. 662 as Ch. 45 of the 1971 Code; Art. II, 3-7-1988 as Ord. No. 911. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-16-1971 by Ord. No. 662 as Ch. 45 of the 1971 Code]
The Borough Engineer is hereby authorized to prepare a map or maps showing and designating the number of each and every building and lot fronting upon any street, avenue, highway, lane, alley and public place in the Borough of Collingswood, County of Camden.
Said map or maps shall be permanently located in the office of the Tax Assessor of the Borough of Collingswood under the supervision of said Tax Assessor.
The owner or owners of any building or buildings in the Borough of Collingswood having numbers which do not correspond to the numbers allotted to them on the aforesaid map shall, within thirty (30) days after receiving notice thereof, display upon each building the number assigned to it.
Applicants for building permits shall apply to the Construction Code Official or the Tax Assessor for a number or numbers to be displayed on the building or buildings for which said permit is issued.
Any person, persons, partnership or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Article shall, upon being adjudged guilty, be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days or sentenced to a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof.
[Adopted 3-7-1988 as Ord. No. 911]
Every owner of a dwelling unit, whether a single-family unit or a multifamily residential unit, shall install numbers on said dwelling units corresponding to the addresses of those units as utilized by the postal service. The intention of this Article is to apply retroactively and include existing lots and buildings as well as those created after the effective date of this Article.
The following regulations shall apply to all single-family and multifamily units:
The identification numbers shall be no less than two and one-half (21/2) inches in height.
The numbers shall contrast with the background on which they are mounted.
All numbers shall be mounted so that they face the street on which the building fronts.
All numbers shall be mounted no less than three (3) feet above the street grade level.
All numbers shall be visible from the street upon which the dwelling fronts.
The numbers shall be maintained by the owner of the property and shall be unobstructed by trees, shrubs or other vegetation.
The following additional regulations shall apply to multifamily dwellings:
Each building shall be identified clearly, and the identification shall be visible from the street upon which the building fronts.
If a complex contains more than one (1) building, each building shall be clearly titled and the apartment number ranges contained therein posted in accordance with § 117-7 of this Article.
Numbers with directional arrows shall be posted on the walls of corridors used to enter and exit stairwells and elevators.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any single-family or multifamily residential unit in the Borough of Collingswood unless said building is in compliance with the requirements of this Article.
This Article shall be enforced by any officer, employee or official of the Borough of Collingswood.
Any property owner in violation of this Article shall receive written notice thereof from the Borough Subcode Official, requiring compliance with this Article within thirty (30) days. Should the property owner thereafter fail to comply and remain in violation of this Article, said violator shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.), imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days or a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof, upon the filing of a complaint in the Collingswood Borough Municipal Court.