[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover 7-27-1970 as Art. 27 of the 1969 Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 2-9-1993 by Ord. No. 4-1993. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the authority conferred by N.J.S.A. 40:67-1, Subdivision j, a system of numbering all buildings and lots of land in the town is hereby adopted.
All dwelling houses, stores or other buildings erected within the town shall be numbered in conformity with the street numbers on the tax and assessment maps of the town filed in the office of the Tax Assessor of the town.
The owner or owners, occupant or occupants of each and every dwelling house, store or other building which now fronts or may hereafter front upon any of the streets or public places within the Town of Dover shall cause the same to be properly numbered in accordance with the directions and requirements of this chapter. The numbering shall be in numerals of not less than three inches in height placed conspicuously, preferably under a light, on the front of each dwelling house, store and other building, or in the front yard of the lot on which the same stands, and so located as to be clearly visible to persons passing by the premises on the abutting street.
For the proper numbering of each dwelling house, store and other building, the following plan or system is hereby adopted: The Tax Assessor shall give each building or building lot a number to follow in a pattern so that the numbers shall run upwards from one on the odd side of the street and they shall run upwards from two on the even side of the street. Each unit in each building shall also have a letter assigned to it.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for occupancy of any building hereafter erected or enlarged unless the provisions of § 133-3 shall have been complied with.
The owner of any dwelling house, store or other building incorrectly, improperly or insufficiently numbered shall be notified in writing by the Tax Assessor or such other person so designated by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to change or replace such incorrect or improper number or to affix a number where one is lacking within 10 days after date of such notice.
Upon application by the owner of any property to the Tax Assessor, the Tax Assessor shall forthwith furnish such owner with the correct number of such property and all units located thereon.
Upon any subdivision of land resulting in a lot or lots other than those numbered on the tax and assessment maps of the town, the Tax Assessor shall, within 30 days after final approval thereof, assign a number to each lot resulting from said subdivision or resubdivision which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the numbers assigned to other lots fronting on the same street, and he shall record the same upon said map and notify the owner of said property of the numbers so assigned.
The owner or occupant of any building who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter within three months after notice of the number assigned to the building shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.