City of Buffalo, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Sec. 62 of Ch. IV of the Charter and Ordinances, 1974, of the City of Buffalo. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and demolition; fire prevention — See Ch. 103.
Business identification and registration — See Ch. 122.
Naming of streets, parks and public buildings — See Ch. 286.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 341.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 413.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
It shall be the duty of every owner of a building in the City of Buffalo to identify the premises. Buildings shall have address numbers positioned to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers, consisting of Arabic numerals or alphabet letters, shall contrast with their background and be a minimum of four inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).
[Amended 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
All lots fronting on any street shall be numbered alternately, with the odd numbers on one side and the even numbers on the other. Each 20 feet, including all cross streets, shall be counted as a number. It shall be the duty of the City Engineer to furnish any owner applying therefor the number or numbers belonging to or embraced within the limits of his lot. Fees for permits or verifications shall be as provided in Ch. 175, Fees.
[Amended 3-18-1997, effective 3-31-1997]
It shall be the duty of the City Engineer and/or the Director of the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication to see that the provisions of this chapter are enforced; and they or any person designated by them for such purpose shall have the authority to determine whether a particular building is numbered in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. The Council may authorize the City Engineer to provide figures to be used in the numbering of buildings and for the sale of the same at cost to any owner applying therefor. It shall be the duty of the Police Department to report to the City Engineer and/ or the Director of the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication from time to time the location of all buildings in the City which are not numbered in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING
The principal building or buildings on each lot, and shall not be deemed to include any minor building. The City Engineer is hereby authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered.
[Amended 3-18-1997, effective 3-31-1997]
Any person owning a building within the City of Buffalo refusing or neglecting for five days after notice from the City Engineer or the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication to place a number on said building shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter. Such notice may be given by personal service or mailing a copy thereof to the last known address of said owner. In the event of the neglect or refusal of any such owner, after such notice, to cause said building to be properly numbered, the City Engineer may cause said building to be properly numbered; and he shall report the cost thereof to the Common Council; and the Common Council shall order the Assessors to assess the cost of the same upon such premises; and the Assessors shall include the same in the monthly assessment roll as provided in the Charter of the City of Buffalo.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. 28 of the Charter.
[Added 3-18-1997, effective 3-31-1997]
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter may be liable for penalties as prescribed in Chapter 137, Article I, of this Code.