[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fayetteville 11-5-2001 by L.L. No. 7-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to enable the identification and location of buildings along the various roads and highways of the Village by fire, police and other emergency services, and to facilitate the reporting of emergencies and dispatching of emergency vehicles and personnel under the county "E-911" system, the Village of Fayetteville Board of Trustees hereby finds and declares the enumeration of all buildings to be of major importance for all residents of the Village of Fayetteville, and this chapter is intended to effectuate the efficient and accurate enumeration of buildings.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The principal building or buildings on each zone lot of record. Such term shall not be deemed to include any accessory structure.
- CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
- The Village of Fayetteville Code Enforcement Officer.
All buildings in the Village of Fayetteville presently existing and those hereafter constructed shall have displayed, either upon said building or at the driveway entrance thereto, or both, a number uniquely identifying said building's location on any given road or highway as assigned herein.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall designate separate numbers for buildings which have no designated street number, and he shall also have the authority to redesignate numbers for buildings when deemed necessary. The reasonable determination of the Code Enforcement Officer shall be final and binding.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall notify all property owners of the numbers assigned to any building already existing if inconsistent with that presently being displayed or if otherwise not in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. The Code Enforcement Officer will assign a number to any new building after the issuance of a building permit and prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Any new certificate of occupancy issued after the effective date of this chapter shall have written upon its face the building number and street name upon which it is located.
The figure or figures comprising the number to be displayed as required herein shall be at least four inches in height and shall be placed on the front of said building in a prominent and conspicuous place and in such manner as to be plainly legible from the center of the street at all times between sunrise and sunset. The color of said figures shall be in sharp contrast to the color of their background. For the purpose and intent of this chapter, the front of building shall be construed as that side of the building which faces the street on which the number or numbers of such building or premises have been allotted.
The numbers shall be so placed so that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building.
Wherever practicable, said numbers shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
Where the building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 75 feet from the edge of the right-of-way, whether improved or not, of the street or road serving the building, the number shall, in addition to the other requirements of this chapter, be displayed on a sign or other fixture readily visible from the road or street and in no event further back than 25 feet from said road or street right-of-way.
All numbering shall be in Arabic numerals.
In the event that more than one house has access from a single driveway, a street number of the house must be displayed at each location at which the driveway access diverges from the common access.
The display of any house number other than the number authorized or assigned by the Code Enforcement Officer is expressly prohibited.
Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person or entity owning a building within the Village of Fayetteville failing to place the proper designated number on said building within 30 days after notice from the Code Enforcement Officer shall, in addition to the other remedies provided under the Village Code generally, be subject to the additional remedies set forth in this section.
Service of notice. Any notice provided for in this chapter may be given by personal delivery or by mailing a copy thereof to the last known address of the owner as shown on the last assessment roll on file in the Assessor's office.
Numbering of building by Village. In the event of the failure of any owner, after notice to cause said building to be properly numbered as set forth in Subsection A above, the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Fayetteville may cause said building to be properly numbered.
Report; assessment of costs. The Code Enforcement Officer shall report the cost of numbering said building to the Village Clerk, and said cost shall be assessed as a lien against the property of the owner and collected in the same manner as other Village taxes.
All existing structures in the Village to which numbers are assigned by the Code Enforcement Officer are required to display such number in the manner required herein within 90 days after its assignment.
Any structures for which a certificate of occupancy is issued after the effective date of this chapter will be required to be in compliance with the provisions hereof prior to issuance of the certificate of occupancy.
[Amended 1-23-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
See Ch. 113, Penalties for Offenses.