[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Northampton 7-21-1994 by Ord. No. 1060 (Ch. 4, Part 1, of the 1993 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A system of numbering properties and principal buildings is hereby adopted for use in the Borough of Northampton:
There shall be no R.D. numbers, box numbers or duplication of Borough street names; no similarities of Borough street names (to include neighboring municipalities, if possible).
No half numbers or alphabetic letters for house numbers (except for those existing).
Road center line used as dividing line in most cases.
All properties or parcels of land within the corporate limits of the Borough of Northampton shall hereafter be identified by reference to the numbering system. (As many of the original identification names and numbers will remain as possible.) This number shall be known as the "street address number." Property owners shall be required to notify all tenants of the assignment of the street address number and shall be required to obtain multiple numbers in case of multiple occupancy. Property owners shall also be responsible for the placement of display.
Each residence, prior to occupation or sale, shall have at least two displays for the residence, depending on location; more may be required. The display shall be neat, using Arabic numbers, horizontal, reading left to right or vertical, reading top to bottom.
On homes occupied at the time of the adoption of this chapter, the display shall be on the front door or front face of the main residence building, easily legible by responding emergency personnel at all times. On new residences or construction specs, the display shall comply with all other requirements of this chapter. In addition, it shall be no less than four inches high.
If there is a freestanding mailbox located on the property that would readily identify the designated street address number, the number can be placed on both sides of the mailbox or supporting structure, or both sides of an attached sign, in neat arrangement of not less than two inches high shall be used.
In the event that there is no freestanding mailbox located on the property in a location that would readily identify the proper street address number, or if the mailbox is located in a group of mailboxes or on a street other than that of the designated street address number, the street address number shall be displayed on the mailbox and in addition on a sign located in the front yard of the principal building no more than 25 feet from the edge of the street, lane, pavement at a location that is easily seen from the street, lane, pavement, by responding emergency personnel or in a place mutually agreed upon by the Zoning Officer and the homeowner.
The Borough Zoning Officer or delegate shall assign to any property owner within the Borough of Northampton, upon request and without change, the street address number for each principal building as appropriate.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be given notice of violation and 30 days to correct said violation. If the violation is not corrected within 30 days, then the person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be prosecuted and, upon conviction, be fined not more than $500, and in default of payment of fine and costs, be imprisoned not more than 90 days, and each and every day the violation continues after such person has been notified thereof by certified mail, arrest or any other personal service, shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation.