Town of Harvard, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Harvard 3-28-1992 by Art. 31. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision control — See Ch. 130.
[Amended 12-3-2002 STM by Art. 13]
All houses, businesses, and structures shall properly display at the front thereof, in a position easily observed from the street on a year-round basis, the proper number of the building assigned by the Town.
In cases where a house, business or structure is not visible from the street or the distance is too great for a reasonable size number to be easily observed from the street, a sign no larger than eight inches by 12 inches shall be posted at the driveway connection designated by the proper house, business or structure number in such a way as to be seen by oncoming emergency vehicles. This sign may be substituted with a number on a mailbox affixed in such a way as to be seen by oncoming emergency vehicles as long as that mailbox is located within 20 feet of the driveway connection designating the proper house.
In cases where more than one house, business or structure shares a common driveway, and the buildings are not visible from the street, or the distance is too great for a reasonable size number to be easily observed from the street year round, a sign no larger than eight inches by 12 inches shall be posted at the driveway connection in such a way as to be seen by oncoming emergency vehicles. The sign shall designate the range of numbers for which the driveway services. Each driveway branching off the common driveway shall post a sign no larger than eight inches by 12 inches designating the number of that building as to be seen by oncoming emergency vehicles.
Each figure shall be a least three inches in height and 3/4 inch in width. There shall be no more than two inches between numbers. Said numbers shall contrast with their background.
[Amended 12-3-2002 STM by Art. 13]
In cases where a house, business or structure remains unnumbered or where it may have been numbered and the number has since been lost, or destroyed or defaced as to be illegible, the owner, agent or other person as herein provided shall cause said house, business or structure to be numbered within 20 days after official notification, in writing, by the Zoning Enforcement Officer.
Any violation of this bylaw will result in a fine of not more than $10 per day. No permit of any other kind (i.e., building, electrical, etc.) shall be issued by the Town if a house, business or structure is in violation.