[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 11-7-1988 by Ord. No. 19-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of these regulations is to require the clear display of authorized and assigned house or building numbers on every building fronting on any street in the Borough of Tuckerton in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying any property in case of emergency or otherwise.
All residential, commercial, industrial or other structures erected or to be erected within the Borough of Tuckerton shall display identification numbers as provided herein and in accordance with specifications provided herein.
House numbers shall be determined and assigned by the Borough of Tuckerton. The owner of any structure requiring a house number, for which structure such a number has not been assigned as of the effective date of this chapter, will be notified by the Borough when such number is assigned to said structure. The Borough Clerk, in cooperation with the United States Postmaster and the Borough Tax Assessor, shall determine the house number assignment for each structure, unless otherwise provided by this chapter.
Upon any subdivision or resubdivision of land in the Borough of Tuckerton resulting in a lot or lots other than those delineated on said map, the Tax Assessor shall assign a number to each lot resulting from said subdivision or resubdivision which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the number assigned to other lots fronting on the same street.
No subdivision or resubdivision of land requiring approval by the Planning Board shall be recorded on the Tax Assessment Map unless a house number has been assigned by the Tax Assessor to each lot so divided.
Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located in the Borough of Tuckerton after the establishment of the numbering system, in order to preserve the continuity and uniformity of numbers of the houses, buildings and structures, it shall be the duty of the owner to procure, from the office of the Tax Assessor, the correct number or numbers as designated for said property and to immediately affix the number or numbers so assigned to the house, building or structure. No building permit shall be issued for any house, building or structure until the owner has procured from the Tax Assessor the official number of said proposed or existing house, building or structure. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any house, building or structure hereafter erected, enlarged or occupied until a permanent and proper number has been affixed.
The owner, occupant or lessee of each and every structure which now fronts or which may hereafter front upon any public or private street within the Borough of Tuckerton who has been assigned a house number shall, at his own expense, cause the authorized and assigned number of such structure to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein.
House or building numbers shall be:
In Arabic numerals.
A minimum height of three inches for residential properties and a minimum of six inches for commercial and industrial properties.
Mounted in a secure fashion to the front wall or porch of the building so as to be clearly visible from the street.
Sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.
At least 30 inches above ground level and so placed that trees, shrubs or other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the street upon which the building fronts.
If numbers affixed to the front of the building would not be visible from the street, regulations may be satisfied if the owner, occupant or lessee shall provide the Arabic numerals, as required by these regulations, upon a post, rod or other type of fixture of substantial nature or a mailbox at or near the frontage with the same number affixed thereof and so located upon the same so that the number may be conspicuous and visible from the street upon which the building fronts. When the provisions of this section have been complied with, the owner, occupant or lessee of the house or building shall not be otherwise obligated to affix Arabic numerals to said house or building and shall be permitted, at his option, to utilize cursive numbers or no numbers at all upon the house or building.
Garden apartment and townhouse condominium complexes shall provide such building and apartment numbers as are provided for in the regulations.
Any person or persons convicted of a violation of these regulations shall be liable to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or 90 days in jail, or both. Each day that the violation occurs shall be deemed to be a separate violation.