Town of Suffield, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Suffield 10-3-1989 by Ord. No. 89-02 (Ch. 5, Art. IV, of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be the duty of the owners of all buildings to affix numerals indicating the street number which has been previously assigned to such buildings by the Town.
In affixing building numbers, the property owner shall conform to the following specifications:
Building numbers shall be plain block numerals. Script or written numbers shall not count toward satisfaction of this chapter.
All numerals shall be at least four inches in height.
Numerals shall be of a color contrasting with the color of the background provided by the material to which they are affixed. Owners are encouraged, but not required, to use numbers made of reflective material and to illuminate building numbers so as to be easily visible at night.
If a building is less than 100 feet from the center line of the street on which it fronts, building numbers shall be located on the front of the building which they identify or on a sign, post, mailbox or other device located between the building and street such that numbers shall be visible and readable from both left and right approaches.
If a building is set back more than 100 feet from the center line of the street on which it fronts, or if the numerals cannot be read from such center line because of obstruction, the aforesaid numerals shall be affixed to a post, sign, mailbox or other device which shall be located within 10 feet of the driveway or walkway entrance to the premises and which shall otherwise conform to the specifications herein.
In general, when affixed, all building numerals shall be positioned not less than three feet nor more than 12 feet from the surface of the ground directly below them. Exception to this provision of this chapter may be granted by the Building Official in cases where he/she determines visibility is adequate.
On a corner lot, the building number shall face the street named in the address.
[Amended 12-19-2019]
In the event the owner fails to affix the number referred to above, the owner shall be subject to a fine of $1 for each day of neglect or refusal.