Town of Southwick, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Art. I adopted by the Special Town Meeting 9-30-1974 by Art. 9 as Ch. IV, Sec. 4, of the 1975 Bylaws; Art. II adopted by the Annual Town Meeting 6-15-1982 by Art. 7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fines — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
[Adopted STM 9-30-1974 by Art. 9 as Ch. IV, Sec. 4, of the 1975 Bylaws]

§ 83-1 Order to place number on building.

A. 
The Selectmen may regulate the numbering of buildings on or near the lines of public or private ways and shall, when requested in writing to do so by a majority of the residents or owners of real estate on or near the line of any such way, order in writing the owner of said building to place on his buildings such numbers as the Selectmen may require.
B. 
The owner of a building upon receipt of such order shall comply therewith within 10 days.
[Adopted ATM 6-15-1982 by Art. 7]

§ 83-2 Assignment of numbers by Board of Assessors.

The Board of Assessors shall assign numbers to all buildings on streets in the town and shall maintain a suitable record of all such numbering. Such numbers shall run continuously from end to end of the street.

§ 83-3 Renumbering of streets by Board of Selectmen.

The Board of Assessors shall not have the authority to renumber a street unless such renumbering is ordered by the Board of Selectmen, which may order a street renumbered whenever it deems necessary.

§ 83-4 Number to be included on occupancy permit.

The Building Inspector shall when issuing an occupancy permit include the proper number on the permit.

§ 83-5 Display of numbers.

The owner or occupant of every building and tenement situated within the town boundaries shall cause to be placed and maintained such numbers as may be assigned thereto, under any provision of this Article. The size of the numbers shall conform to the provisions in § 83-6 of this Article, and be so placed as to be easily observed from the street in front of the premises.

§ 83-6 Size of numbers and manner of display.

Each building or tenement shall have a number, a minimum of four inches high in clear block style and of contrasting color with the background. This number shall be mounted on the side of the building facing the street. In cases of long setback distances, the number shall be mounted on a pole for that purpose no more than 10 feet from the street and no more than eight feet nor less than five feet above the ground.

§ 83-7 Responsibilities of owners of multiple-occupancy buildings.

It shall be the responsibility of the owner of each building of multiple occupancy in the Town of Southwick to have each occupancy numbered and have these numbers comply with the provisions of this Article.

§ 83-8 Failure to comply; assessment of costs.

If the owner or occupant of any tenement or building fails to number the same in accordance with the provisions of this Article, it shall be the duty of the Building Inspector or his authorized agent to place the proper number thereon, and the cost thereof may be assessed by the Board of Selectmen upon the owner or occupant.

§ 83-9 Compliance time limit.

Any owner or occupant of such tenement or building who shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of §§ 83-2 through 83-7 for 30 days after a notice in writing has been delivered to him shall for each and every offense forfeit and pay a penalty as prescribed in § 83-10 of this Article.

§ 83-10 Violations and penalties.

The fine for refusing to comply with the provisions of this Article shall not exceed $20 for each and every offense.