Part 1 STREET ADDRESS NUMBERS
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, I]
This Part applies to all principal buildings within the Township of East Nottingham, Chester County, and each tract, lot or parcel of land.
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, § II]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ACCESSORY BUILDING
- A subordinate building, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the principal building and is used for an accessory use and is located on the same lot.
- PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS
- Any building or structure erected on a tract, lot or parcel of land on which any use is carried out, except an accessory building, including a dwelling place of business or industry, or any other use requiring a location identity.
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, § III]
Street address numbers shall be assigned to each building, tract, lot or parcel of land, placed on file in the Township office and assigned to the owners or occupants of such buildings, tract, lot or parcel of land by the Township Secretary or any such other person as may be designated by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Once assigned, all such properties shall be designated for all purposes by the number assigned, and thereafter all persons shall take due notice thereof and comply with the provisions of this Part, when applicable.
The Township Secretary, or such other person as may be designated, shall have the power and duty to correct any errors with respect to assignment of street address numbers, as and when such errors are discovered. The Board of Supervisors shall have the right and power to change a street address number or numbers assigned to any property whenever it may deem such a change necessary and desirable and require the owner or the occupant thereof to comply with the provisions of this Part with respect to such change.
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, § IV]
The owner or occupant of each tract, lot or parcel of land to which no street address number has previously been assigned, upon purchase, acquisition or occupancy thereof or within seven days of discovery that no such number has been assigned, shall make application to the Township Secretary or his designated agent for assignment of such number, and thereon the Township Secretary shall assign a correct street address number to the property.
The owners of rental residential properties and also owners of rental commercial or industrial facilities must now notify the Township of the name and nature of the use of the commercial and industrial properties and shall notify the Township of the name, location and street numbers of residential tenants within 30 days of each tenant taking possession of the property. Owners are also responsible for notifying tenants of the requirement and purpose of the numbering system.
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, § V]
The Township Secretary shall be responsible for assigning proper street address number sequences to each lot which is created as a result of a subdivision or resubdivision, said numbers shall be in proper municipal sequence in relation to the number assigned to other lots fronting on the same street and shall be properly recorded on the subdivision plan and the Township file.
When the assignment required under Subsection 1 hereof have been completed and signed by the Township Secretary, it shall be appended to the final subdivision plan and hereby incorporated therein by reference. No subdivider shall sell or convey any lot or dwelling unit or other building or structure upon said lot or lease or otherwise permit the use and occupancy thereof without first complying with all of the terms of this Part.
The requirements for application for street address number and display thereof shall be a condition precedent to the submission of any applications for a certificate of occupancy.
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, § VI]
In order to comply with this Part, street address numbers shall be Arabic in design, shall have a minimum height of three inches and shall be mounted in a secure fashion by one or more of the approved manners. The numbers shall be sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of numerals so that the numbers may be read with ease during daylight hours by a person possession normal vision, if he views the numbers from the center line of the facing street. The numbers shall be so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the center of the street to any appreciable degree. Auxiliary numbers shall be mounted at a height between four feet and 10 feet upon the adjacent grade or exterior landing beneath, but never higher than 15 feet above adjoining grade.
Occupancies with mailboxes at the end of driveways shall display numbers on both sides of the mailbox or support post. When mailboxes are placed on the opposite side of the facing street from the occupancy, auxiliary numbers shall be provided in addition to the mailbox numbers. When two or more mailboxes are placed side by side together in a row, then numbers shall be placed on the fronts of the mailboxes.
Occupancies without mailboxes at the end of driveways shall place numbers in the general vicinity of the main entrance or path of travel which leads to the main entrance and shall be visible from the center line of the facing street.
Those occupancies with no mailboxes which are built down long driveways or occupancies not visible from the street shall have a marker or post of noticeable size placed at the driveway entrance. If more than one occupancy shares the driveway then each occupancy shall be so numbered.
Occupancies with shared driveways shall also display auxiliary numbers at or near the main entrance of the structure according to specifications herein.
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, § VII; as amended by Ord. 2009-21, 11/16/2009]
The absence of street numbers, or the insecure fastening or absence of any numeral thereof, or the use of any street address number not assigned by the Township Secretary, or the failure of a street address number to meet the elevation requirements or the visibility requirements shall be a violation of this Part. Upon discovery of such violation, a notice of violation shall be sent by certified mail to the property or occupant, or shall be posted in a prominent place upon the property by the Township Secretary or his agent, or shall be personally served on the property owner or occupant or his agent. Such notice shall specify the specific provision of this Part violated and shall require compliance with the provisions of this Part within 15 days from the service or posting of the notice of violation.
Any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
Each violation of the provisions of this Part shall be considered to be a separate violation for each and every day such violation shall continue and shall be subject to the penalty imposed by this section for each and every such offense.
After the issuance by the Township Secretary of a notice of violation of the provisions of this Part and the posting of such notice of violation on the premises, each day such violation shall continue shall be deemed separate and a penalty for each shall be sought.
[Ord. 1996-2, 11/11/1996, § VIII]
The final authority for determining and assigning the street number or numbers to be used upon any particular property, as well as the enforcement of this Part, shall be in the office of the Township Secretary, his agent or such other person as provided for in § 4-103 of this Part.