[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of White 11-4-1994 (Ch. 45 of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a numbering system for buildings in the Township of White, in accordance with this chapter.
It is hereby declared unlawful to use any number on any building unless it is a number designated for use according to the provisions of this chapter.
Any person now the owner of any interest in a building or who may hereafter acquire any such interest is hereby charged with the obligation to change any number or numbers now in use on any such building if inconsistent with the numbering system hereby established by this chapter. Such obligation shall continue as long as such ownership interest continues to exist; and it is hereby declared unlawful to use any number inconsistent with the system and this chapter.
It shall be the duty of the property owner to know on which lot the subject building to be numbered is located, and he/she shall use the appropriate number thereof. In case of conflict as to the proper number to be assigned to any building, the Township Tax Assessor shall determine the number of such building and this decision shall be final. The mailed notice shall include an acknowledgment card to be returned to the Tax Assessor's office by the owner as his/her acknowledgment and notice of compliance with this section.
Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located in this Township after the establishment of the numbering system in accordance with this chapter described in order to preserve the continuity and uniformity of numbers of the houses, building and structures, it shall be the duty of the owner to procure the correct number as designated from the office of the Township Tax Assessor for the property and to immediately fasten the number so assigned upon the buildings as provided by this section. No building permit shall be issued for any house, building or structure until the owner has procured from the office of the Township Tax Assessor the official number of the house, building or structure. After the issuance of a number, that number shall be used hereafter for the building on that location and no other number shall apply.
The size of the number required to be affixed and displayed shall be not less than three inches in height and shall be numerical or written (English) style. It shall be placed in a conspicuous location upon the street-facing portion of the main building, at a location thereon to provide a clear and legible identification of the building. Where possible, the number shall be placed so as to be illuminated by existing outside lighting.
When the building is so situated as to prevent the unaided eye from reading the number affixed thereto from the street, the number shall be displayed so as to be visible from both directions on an appropriate permanent marker or post or on the mailbox located at the White Township roadways adjacent to the driveway or walkway leading to said building.
The White Township Committee, at any time, may, by ordinance, change, rename or name any street/road within the limits of the Township.
The owner or occupant of any building who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter within 30 days after notice of the number assigned to the building shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.
The enforcing agency shall be the Zoning Officer/Code Enforcement Official and Construction Subcode Official. The regulating agency shall be the White Township Planning Board.