Town of Clinton, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton 8-31-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 234.
The purpose of this chapter is to promote public safety and convenience through a building numbering system ensuring that addresses can be identified with the ease and speed essential to the quick response of emergency services, such as firefighting, police and emergency medical care.
It shall be the duty of the owners of all residential, commercial, and other buildings within the Town of Clinton to identify such buildings or parts thereof with numbers as herein provided. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, maintain, or allow to remain on a building or any unit thereof any number other than the one required by this chapter.
The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Clinton may assign to each building, or part of a building, an identification number by which such building or part thereof shall be designated. The Board of Selectmen shall be authorized to change the identification number of any building or part thereof, at any time and from time to time, whenever such change is deemed necessary or appropriate.
All new buildings on any street or highway within the Town of Clinton shall have affixed thereto identification numbers assigned hereunder prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Whenever the Board of Selectmen, acting in accordance with this chapter, shall have assigned an identification number or numbers to a building, it shall send to the owner thereof written notice thereof and shall direct such owner to affix to such building the number or numbers assigned, to be completed within 30 days after the sending of such notice.
It shall be the duty of the owner of every building existing on the effective date of this chapter, without prior notice, to affix the identification number previously assigned to such building or, in the absence of such assignment, the identification number which customarily has been used for such building. Such numbers shall be affixed within 30 days of the effective date of this chapter.
The identification number of a building shall be located on the exterior front of the building or on a post located between the building and the public or private street on which it fronts. The numerals shall be at least three inches in height, shall be of a color contrasting with the color of the background material to which they are affixed and shall be made of substantial and permanent material. The identification number shall be placed or affixed so as not to be easily effaced or removed and shall be positioned not less than four feet nor more than 10 feet from the surface of the ground directly below it. The identification number shall be so placed as to assure clear visibility from the public or private street on which the building fronts.
If a building is set back more than 100 feet from the center line of the street on which it fronts, or if the building's identification number cannot be made clearly visible from such street because of an intervening obstruction, the identification number shall also be affixed to a post located at the driveway entrance which provides the closest vehicular access to the building or part of the building to which the identification number has been assigned.
For buildings containing two or more residential, business or commercial units which have entrances from interior passageways, identification numbers shall be affixed on or adjacent to every exterior door of the building as well as on or next to the entrance door of each individual unit.
For building complexes consisting of two or more residential, business, or commercial building units served by separate driveways, signs shall be posted at the entrance to each such driveway, or if two or more of such driveways intersect, at each intersection, listing the identification number of the unit served by each driveway; in addition, identification numbers shall be affixed on or next to every entrance door of each building unit.
Every owner of a building who violates § 241-4 or 241-5 hereof, or who refuses or neglects to comply with any other provision of this chapter, shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $100.