City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as Title 12, Ch. 12.16, of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building Code — See Ch. 153.
Building fees — See Ch. 175, Art. I.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 285.
The Director of Public Works shall assign numbers to all buildings on streets in the City in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and shall keep a suitable record of all such numbering. Such numbers shall run continuously from end to end of the street, with the odd numbers on the southerly and easterly sides, and the even numbers on the northerly and westerly sides of all streets, so far as practicable.
The Director of Public Works shall not have authority to renumber a street unless such renumbering is ordered by the Mayor and City Council, who may order a street renumbered whenever they deem it necessary.
The owner and occupant of every building and tenement situated within limits prescribed by the Director of Public Works shall cause to be placed and maintained such numbers as may be assigned thereto, under any of the provisions of this chapter, the size of such numbers or figures to be determined by the Director of Public Works. The numbers shall be so placed as to be easily observed from the street in front of the premises.
If the owner or occupant of any tenement or building fails to number the same in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, it shall be the duty of the Director of Public Works, or his authorized agent, to place the proper number thereon, and the cost thereof may be assessed by the Mayor and Council upon the owner or occupant.
Any owner or occupant of such tenement or building who refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of this chapter for 30 days after a notice in writing has been delivered to him shall for each and every offense forfeit and pay a penalty as prescribed in § 1-25.