Town of East Haddam, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of East Haddam 2-25-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the public safety, health and welfare, and particularly to facilitate the delivery of fire protection, law enforcement, emergency medical services, social services, and postal services to all of the townspeople of East Haddam. In this effort, the Town of East Haddam wishes to adopt the following regulations to govern the posting of address identifying numbers on all buildings within the Town.
All residential, business, or other principal buildings erected or to be erected within the Town of East Haddam shall display address identifying numbers, as assigned by the Town of East Haddam, in conformance with the specifications provided herein.
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Numbers shall be Arabic block-style, not italic or Roman numerals.
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Numbers shall be of a color that contrasts clearly with the background to which they are affixed, and may be of a reflective material.
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Numbers shall be a minimum size of four inches in height when affixed on buildings. Numbers affixed to mailboxes or signposts shall be a minimum of three inches in height.
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Numbers on buildings within historical districts must conform to Historic District Commission requirements.
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Numbers shall be securely affixed to the front of the building or other fixed appurtenance, so as to be clearly visible from the access street.
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Numbers affixed to buildings will not be less than five feet nor more than 10 feet above ground level.
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A building which is set back more than 100 feet from the center of the access street, or if numbers cannot be made legible from that location because of obstructions, shall have the aforesaid numbers securely affixed to a post, sign, mailbox, or other device which shall be located within 10 feet of the driveway entrance to the premises. Numbers will be visible from both travel directions. Mailboxes will be numbered on both sides and the front. Numbers will be no less than three feet nor more than eight feet above the ground.
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Buildings containing more than two dwelling units sharing common entrances shall have the common entrance displaying the range of numbers accessible through that entrance. For buildings containing more than two dwelling units with multiple entrances, each entrance shall display the range of numbers accessible through that entrance. Each individual premises within such entrance shall display its individual number. Numbers for all applicable buildings within the section shall be located on, or immediately adjacent to, the entrance door.
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Residential dwellings that consist of multiple units having different street numbers shall post the range of unit numbers per building at a prominent location thereon. Each individual unit shall have its number affixed at each and every entrance.
All such private roads shall be posted in a manner so that the numbers are clearly visible and identifiable from the intersecting street. All driveways on private roads will be numbered within 10 feet of the driveway entrance.
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This chapter shall become effective 60 days after adoption at a Town meeting.
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All existing buildings requiring numbering are subject to this chapter on that date following chapter adoption.
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All buildings required to be numbered, after this date, shall have the prescribed numbering installed before a certificate of occupancy is issued for the building.
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All buildings under construction shall comply with this chapter commencing with the issuance of a building permit.
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Violations may be reported by any emergency, public service or other Town of East Haddam agency or department.
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Violations will be reported to the Building Official.
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The Fire Marshal shall advise of the violation in writing. If not remedied within 10 business days, the offense shall be turned over to the authorities. Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty in an amount not to exceed $250. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.
[Added 3-28-2018]