[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. X, Sec. 10-22, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All properties and buildings along the streets of the Borough of Fort Lee shall be numbered in accordance with the numbering system designated on the Municipal Tax Maps. It shall be the duty of all owners of buildings within the Borough to forthwith have their buildings numbered in conformity with the numbering system designated on the Municipal Tax Maps and to have the same displayed on said properties and buildings as provided in this chapter.
The owner of a property or building within the Borough shall ascertain from the Construction Code Official the correct number or numbers applicable to said property or building and shall permanently place or affix the same on the property or on the street side of such building. Such number or numbers shall be at least three inches in height and shall be so situated on the property as to be clearly seen from the street on which said property or building is located.
In cases where the property owner shall have failed to ascertain and affix upon any property or building the number or numbers applicable to said property or building in the manner provided in §§ 169-1 and 169-2, the Code Enforcement Official within the Building Department shall serve a notice upon the owner, by personal service or by certified mail addressed to the owner's last known address, to affix the required number within three days after receipt of said notice. In cases where the owner shall have failed or refused to affix said required number within the time provided in the notice, the Code Enforcement Official shall cause to be affixed to said property or building the number or numbers applicable to the same. The Code Enforcement Official shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body. Upon receipt of the certificate of the Code Enforcement Official, the governing body shall examine the same and, if found correct, shall cause such cost to be charged to the owner or owners of the land upon which said building is situated. The amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien and tax upon such lands and shall be added to and become part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon such lands. Said amount shall bear interest at the same rate and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Amended 5-23-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-20; 3-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-16]