[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Livonia 5-27-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Numbering Law of the Village of Livonia, Livingston County, New York."
The purpose of this chapter shall be to require and regulate the numbering and numerical identification of all principal buildings located or hereafter erected within the Village of Livonia, Livingston County, New York.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- STRUCTURE and PRINCIPAL BUILDING
- As set forth in § 155-5 of Chapter 155, Zoning, or as such definition is hereafter modified by duly enacted law or local law.
- The Village of Livonia, Livingston County, New York.
All principal buildings located within any Village zoning district shall have and display at least one set of street numbers assigned to it and approved by the Village Code Enforcement Officer. Numbers must be prominently displayed on the side of said structure fronting the nearest dedicated or private street or right-of-way. In no case shall script design be permitted or said numbers be of written cursive.
In the case where the principal building is not clearly visible from the dedicated or private street or right-of-way, a post with the property address displayed upon it, not to exceed five feet in height, shall be installed in close proximity to the property access, clearly visible but not greater than 25 feet from the property line fronting the dedicated or private street or right-of-way.
All numbers shall be Arabic in design only, shall measure a minimum of four inches in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inches and shall sharply contrast in color from the structure or background of the post.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy will be issued until the Village Code Enforcement Officer verifies that such street numbers have been properly assigned and installed. Furthermore, no inspection for new construction will be provided until installation of the proper address number or lot number in a prominent location on the site, prior to construction.
Any work for which a building permit is or shall be required cannot commence before compliance with this chapter.
The absence of address numbers, the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof, the use of any number not properly assigned by the Village or its failure to meet visibility requirements shall be considered to be a violation of this chapter.
Any existing structure having street numbers that are Arabic in design, logical in sequence and a minimum of four inches in height as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed to be in substantial conformance with the article.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this chapter shall not be enforced retroactively so as to apply to existing principal buildings, but shall be actively enforced in connection with the following events:
If, at the effective date of this chapter, a principal building does not display any number(s) properly identifying the structure, the Village Code Enforcement Officer shall be authorized to direct compliance.
Any work for which a building permit application is required shall authorize a direction to comply with this chapter.
Any inspection by the Village Code Enforcement Officer undertaken in connection with the issuance of a certificate of compliance or annual/regular Fire Code inspection or similar administrative inspection shall authorize a direction to comply with this chapter.
The Village Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for assuring compliance with the requirements of this chapter and is hereby expressly authorized to issue appearance tickets and/or appear before a Town Justice of the Town to seek enforcement therewith.
Violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250, or up to 15 days imprisonment, or both for each instance of violation.
Noncompliance for a period of one month shall be considered one instance of violation; each and every succeeding month or part of one month of noncompliance shall be considered an additional instance of noncompliance. One month shall be considered and construed for the purposes of this chapter as a continuous period of 30 days commencing with the date of service of an appearance ticket or appearance warning ticket upon the noncomplying party.