Township of Greenwich, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Greenwich 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 12-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 310.
Subdivision of land and site plan review  — See Ch. 610.
The purpose of this chapter is to require the clear display of authorized and assigned house or building numbers on every building fronting on any street in the Township in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying any property in case of emergency or otherwise.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth:
BUILDING or STRUCTURE
Any dwelling, house, store, factory or other permanent structure.
NUMBER
Numerals and lot numbers written in script or cursive.
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
All residential, commercial or industrial buildings existing or to be placed or erected within the Township of Greenwich shall display identification numbers as provided herein and in accordance with the specifications provided herein. All buildings/dwellings while under construction shall also display a 9-1-1 address. A posted 9-1-1 address must be visible on a post/sign on the property during construction, as per the specifications of this chapter.
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
Building numbers shall be provided by the Township's Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with and approval of the County 9-1-1 Coordinator. Every owner, occupant or lessee of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Township of Greenwich shall apply to the Township's Office of Emergency Management for a number if no number has been previously assigned in accordance with this chapter.
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
Building numbers shall be:
A. 
Sufficiently legible as to provide contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity as to be clearly visible from the street.
B. 
In Arabic numerals.
C. 
A minimum height of three inches.
D. 
Mounted in a secure fashion to the front wall or porch of the building so as to be clearly visible from the street.
E. 
If a building is 200 feet or more set back from the road, then a minimum size of six-inch numbers is required.
F. 
In addition, the owner shall comply with the requirements set forth in § 477-6, Location and placement of numbers.
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
A. 
The owner shall securely affix the numbers required by this chapter upon a post of treated wood, metal, plastic or PVC plastic. The post shall measure at least four inches by four inches by six feet in height. All posts shall be installed with a minimum of 24 inches inserted into the ground and a minimum of 48 inches are above the ground. The post shall be installed no less than four feet, nor more than 12 feet, from the edge of the roadway pavement and no less than two feet nor more than three feet from the house side (building side) edge of a driveway entrance. (Residences shall be addressed according to the roadway that the front door enters from and exits onto.) The numbers are to be placed two inches from the top of the post, on at least two sides of the post (as opposed to front and back) so that they will be free from obstruction such as trees, bushes and grass and equally visible for a reasonable distance to operators of vehicles traveling in either direction along the roadway on which the building is numbered.
B. 
To the extent that the property owner does not reside at a property owned by him or her in Greenwich Township, the requirements for posting of house numbers in this chapter shall apply to both the owner and those residents renting and/or residing at the owned property. If the lessee/renter/occupant fails to abide by this chapter after 15 days' notice, the property owner shall be responsible to assure the 9-1-1 address is posted.
C. 
Although the Township recommends the installation of a post for numbering purposes, in cases where the residence's mailbox conforms to the basic area location as specified above, the mailbox post or mailbox can be numbered in lieu of the posting requirements. The mailbox or mailbox post must be numbered according to the same specifications contained within the "specifications" section of this chapter[1] and must be clearly and visibly placed and equally visible for a reasonable distance to operators of vehicles traveling in either direction along the roadway on which the building is numbered.
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 477-5.
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
Garden apartments and townhouse complexes shall provide such building and apartment numbers as are provided for in the Multiple Dwelling Laws (New Jersey State Housing Code, Chapter 162). The Gloucester County 9-1-1 addressing guideline shall be utilized for this section.
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
For any building erected, repaired, altered or modified after the effective date this chapter which requires the assignment of a building number, no certificate of occupancy shall issue until such number is approved by the Township's Office of Emergency Management and is affixed to the building in accordance with this chapter.
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
Violations of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine no less than $100 and no greater than $250 per offense, or, in the discretion of the court, to a period of community service of up to five days. Each day of noncompliance shall constitute a separate offense. The Municipal Official shall have the option of issuing a warning, and, in that event, shall allow 14 business days for compliance before issuing a citation.