[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington 2-18-1992 by Ord. No. 92-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a numbering system for buildings in the township in accordance with the Official Street Numbering Maps so numbered and on file in the office of the Township Assessor.
It is hereby declared unlawful to use any new number on any building unless it is a number designated for use for that particular location as shown on the Official Street Numbering Maps on file in the Township Assessor's office.
Any person now the owner of any interest in a building or who may hereafter acquire any such interest is hereby charged with the obligation to change any number or numbers now in use on any such building if inconsistent with the numbering system hereby established as contained on the Official Street Numbering Maps. Such obligation shall continue as long as such ownership interest continues to exist; and it is hereby declared unlawful to use any number inconsistent with the system and maps if such use is continued for a period of 60 days following the notification as hereafter described.
It shall be the duty of the property owner to know on which lot the subject building to he numbered is located, and he shall use the appropriate number thereof. In case of conflict as to the proper number to be assigned to any building, the Township Assessor shall determine the number of such building, and such decision shall be final. A mailed notice with acknowledgment card to be returned by the owner shall be sent out in such numbering conflicts.
Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located in this township after the establishment of the numbering system in accordance with the Official Street Numbering Maps described 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 the correct number as designated from the Office of the Township Assessor for the property and to immediately fasten the number so assigned upon the buildings as provided by this section. No building permit shall be issued for any house, building or structure until the owner has procured from the Township Assessor's office the official number of the house, building or structure. Final approval and occupancy of any structure erected, repaired, altered or modified after March 30, 1992, shall be withheld by the Building Inspector until permanent and proper numbers have been affixed to such structure.
The numbering of buildings on future streets shall begin at the base line or origin, and allowance shall be made for future extension. These numbers shall be assigned on the basis of one numeral notation per 50 or 100 feet of street frontage, depending on density of development.
After issuance of a number, that number shall be used hereafter for the building on the location, and no other number shall apply.
[Amended 8-21-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-04]
Businesses along the Township's state highways shall have numbers a minimum of six inches in height, clearly visible from the street, and located such so they may be seen from the highway.
The Township Committee at any time may by resolution change, rename or name any street within the limits of the township.
The owner or occupant of any building who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter within three months after notice of the number assigned to the building shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.
The enforcing agency shall be the Department of Planning, Zoning and Construction Inspections.