[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Chesilhurst 4-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Land development — See Ch. 285.
The purpose of this chapter is to require the clear display of authorized and assigned building or house numbers on every building or house fronting on any street in the Borough of Chesilhurst in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public or private, in identifying any property in the event of emergency or other wise as needed.
All residential, commercial, industrial or other structures erected or to be erected within the Borough of Chesilhurst shall display identification numbers as provided herein and in accordance with specifications provided herein.
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 Chesilhurst shall, at his own expense, within three months after the adoption and publication of this chapter, cause the authorized and assigned number of such structure to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein.
Building or house numbers shall be:
In Arabic numbers.
A minimum height of three inches.
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 placed that trees, shrubs and 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 as required in § 138-4, the requirements of this chapter are satisfied if the owner, occupant or lessee shall provide the numbers, as required by § 138-4, upon a post, rod or other type of fixture of substantial nature or a mailbox at or near the road frontage with the same number affixed thereon and so located upon the same so that the number may be conspicuous and visible from the front street upon which the building fronts. When the provision of this section have been complied with, the owner, occupant or lessee of the house or building shall not be otherwise obligated to affix numbers to said building or house and shall be permitted, at his option, to utilize non-Arabic numbers or no numbers at all upon the house or building.
House numbers shall be determined by the Tax Assessor of the Borough of Chesilhurst upon appropriate consultation with the Borough Engineer. Every owner, occupant or lessee of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Borough of Chesilhurst shall apply to the Tax Assessor if no number has been previously assigned for an authorized number in accordance with this chapter.
Garden apartments and townhouse complexes shall provide such building and apartment numbers as are required in the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
Any structure erected, repaired, altered or modified after the effective date of this chapter shall have the certificate of occupancy withheld until permanent and proper numbers have been affixed.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not less than $200 and not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.