[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Owego 7-6-1993 by L.L. No. 3-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted to require that all property owners prominently display their property address number so as to ensure that said premises can be quickly located in the event of an emergency.
All principal structures located within the Village of Owego shall display in at least one location the street number assigned to it by the village. The number must be prominently displayed on the side of the structure nearest or facing the roadway.
Mailbox or post.
In the case where the principal structure is not clearly visible from the street, the assigned street number shall be displayed:
On the mailbox, if the mailbox is within 25 feet of the property access or if the mailbox is directly across the roadway and within 25 feet of the property access; or
On a post set on the property, outside the roadway right-of-way, in a location clearly visible from the roadway. The post shall not exceed five feet in height. The street number shall be displayed on the side of the post facing the roadway.
When displayed on a structure or post, each number shall be a minimum of five inches in height. When displayed on a mailbox, each number shall be a minimum of four inches in height and shall be displayed on both sides of the mailbox so as to be visible from the roadway in both directions.
Each number displayed as required by this chapter shall be Arabic in design and shall sharply contrast from its background. In no case shall script design alone be used.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the Building Department verifies that a property address street number, as required by this chapter, has been properly installed.
The absence of address numbers or the insecure fastening or the absence of any whole number thereof or the use of any number not properly assigned by the village or its failure to meet visibility requirements shall be considered to be in violation of this chapter.
Any structure which is existent prior to the enactment of this chapter and upon which is displayed the assigned street number that is Arabic in design, a minimum of four inches in height and which is displayed in compliance with §§ 95-1 or 95-2 of this chapter shall be considered as being in substantial compliance with this section.
Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for each violation hereof. Each week that any violation continues shall be considered a new violation of this chapter.