[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Delran by Ord. No. 1995-3 (Ch. XXIII of the 1993 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 118.
The purpose of this chapter is to require clear display of the authorized and assigned house or building number on every building fronting on any street in the Township of Delran in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying the property, in the case of emergency or otherwise.
All dwelling houses, stores or other principal buildings erected or to be erected within the Township of Delran shall display house numbers assigned by the Tax Assessor's office as provided herein and in conformity with the specifications set forth in § 95-4 herein.
The owner, occupant or lessee of each and every house, store or other building which now fronts or which may hereafter front upon any public or private street within the Township of Delran shall, at his own expense, within three months after the adoption and publication of this chapter, 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.
House or building numbers shall be:
In Arabic numerals.
A minimum height of three inches.
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.
Sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.
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.
All commercial establishments shall have their rear doors marked as well as front doors under this chapter.
Visibility of numbers on building which is set back. If said house or building has such a setback location that the provisions cannot be complied with, then the owner, occupant or lessee shall provide a post, rod or other type 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.
Multifamily dwellings. 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 building, each building shall be clearly titled, and the apartment number ranges contained therein shall be posted in accordance with § 95-4 of this chapter.
Numbers with directional arrows shall be posted on the walls of corridors used to enter and exit stairwells and elevators.
House numbers shall be assigned by the Tax Assessor's office of the Township of Delran. Every owner, occupant or lessee of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Township of Delran shall apply to the Tax Assessor's office for an authorized number in accordance with this chapter and applicable provisions of Chapter 310, Subdivision of Land, of the Code of the Township of Delran.
Upon the failure of an owner, occupant or lessee to ascertain and affix upon any building to which this chapter applies the assigned and authorized number within three months after the final adoption and publication of this chapter, the Township may enforce the provisions herein.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Construction Code Official and the Fire Marshal (Fire Official).
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $50.
If the violation shall continue for an additional three months from the date of being cited for the first offense, the person shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $200.