[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Port Jervis 6-28-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Orange County, New York, has implemented an enhanced 911 telephone system whereby an individual will be able to dial a 911 telephone number in the event of an emergency. A City-wide uniform numbering system of all buildings will assist emergency personnel in responding efficiently and quickly to an emergency. It is, therefore, in the best interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the City of Port Jervis to enact this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
- The principal building or buildings on each lot and shall not include any accessory building.
- The street designated in the property address.
The 911 Coordinator and, in the absence of the 911 Coordinator, the Building Official shall be authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered.
It shall be the duty of every owner and/or every occupant/tenant of a building in the City of Port Jervis to cause to be displayed thereon the street number of said building on the building At all times, the owner and/or occupant/tenant of a building shall maintain such number in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers, or approved building identification placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of four inches (102 millimeters) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 millimeters).
The display of any house number other than the number authorized or assigned by the 911 Coordinator or Building Official is expressly prohibited.
Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership, or other entity owning a building within the City of Port Jervis failing or neglecting for 60 days after the initial notice from his or its respective post office of his or its new number to place the proper designated number on said building shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Nonmaintenance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership, or other entity owning a building within the City of Port Jervis failing to maintain house numbers as provided herein shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Service of notice. The notice provided for herein may be given by personal service or by certified mailing to the last known address of the owner as shown on the last assessment roll on file in the Assessor's office of the City of Port Jervis.
Numbering of building by City. In the event of the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner and/or occupant/tenant, after notice, to cause said building to be properly numbered, the Building Official of the City of Port Jervis shall cause said building to be properly numbered.
Report; assessment of costs. The Building Official shall report the cost of numbering said building to the Common Council, and such Council shall order said cost assessed as a lien against the property of the owner and collected in the same manner as other City taxes.
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Each calendar week or portion thereof that said violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.