Town of Ipswich, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Ipswich as Ch. XV, § 14, of the 1973 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Penalties — See Ch. 300.
Noncriminal disposition of violations — See Ch. 325.
It shall be the duty of every owner and/or occupant of each house, building, and/or structure within the Town of Ipswich to place thereon the number of said house, building, or structure.
[Added 4-4-1988 TM, approved by Attorney General 6-10-1988; amended 4-1-1991 ATM, approved by Attorney General 7-16-1991]
The size, color, location, and visibility of said numbers shall be as follows:
The minimum height of said number shall be four inches in height.
In order to be visible from the road, street, or way, the number shall be of a contrasting color and shall be reasonably visible to persons or vehicles approaching from either direction upon said road, street, or way.
The number shall be affixed to the front door or as close to the front door as possible.
Houses, building and structures located off the road on private ways, roads or lanes:
The numbers shall be affixed to a post at the entrance to said private way, private road, or private lane.
If the house, building, or structure is so far off the private way causing the numbers to be unidentifiable from the private way, then a post with the numbers affixed thereto shall be placed at the entrance of the driveway leading to the house, building or structure.
[Added 4-1-1991 TM, approved by Attorney General 7-16-1991]
Each new building shall be identified in accordance with this chapter before a Certificate of Use and Occupancy is issued therefor.
[Added 4-1-1991 TM, approved by Attorney General 7-16-1991; amended 10-21-1996, approved by Attorney General 12-9-1996]
Upon notice of violation, an owner or occupant shall correct such violation within 30 days.