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Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 as Sec. 10-7 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Similarity of buildings — See Ch. 109.
[Amended by Ord. No. 88:72; 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:34]
There is hereby established a numbering system for buildings in the Township in accordance with the maps so numbered and on file in the Office of the Tax Assessor.
It is hereby declared unlawful to use any new number on any building unless it is a number designated for use on maps for that particular location of any building.
Any person now the owner of any interest in a building or who may hereafter acquire any such interest is hereby charged with the obligation to change any number or numbers now in use on any such building if inconsistent with the numbering system hereby established, as contained on such maps. Such obligation shall continue as long as such ownership interest continues to exist; and it is hereby declared unlawful to use any number inconsistent with the system and maps if such use is continued for a period of 60 days following the notification as hereafter described.
[Amended by Ord. No. 88:72; 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:34]
It shall be the duty of the property owner to know on which lot the subject building to be numbered is located, and he shall use the appropriate number thereof. In case of conflict as to the proper number to be assigned to any building, the Tax Assessor shall determine the number of such building, and this decision shall be final.
[Amended by Ord. No. 87:19; 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:34]
Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located in this Township after the establishment of the numbering system in accordance with the maps described, in order to preserve the continuity and uniformity of numbers of the houses, buildings and structures, it shall be the duty of the owner to procure the correct number as designated from the Office of the Tax Assessor for the property and to immediately fasten the number so assigned upon the buildings as provided by this chapter.
No building permit shall be issued for any house, building or structure until the owner has procured from the Office of the Tax Assessor the official number of the house, building or structure.
Final approval of any structure erected, repaired, altered or modified after November 10, 1953, shall be withheld by the Construction Official until permanent and proper numbers have been affixed to such structure.
The numbering of buildings on future streets shall begin at the base line or origin and allowance made for future extension. These numbers shall be assigned on the basis of one numeral notation per 20 feet of street frontage, and the entrance of the building or appropriate building center shall assume the corresponding number closest to the numbered station for the whole building. In general, the following basic rules shall apply:
For all streets running in a northerly or southerly direction even numbers shall be assigned to the west side of the street and odd numbers to the east side.
For all streets running in a westerly or easterly direction, even numbers shall be assigned to the north side of the street and odd numbers to the south side.
The number 13 shall not be used. After issuance of a number, that number shall be used thereafter for the building on that location and no other number shall apply.
The numbers shall be a minimum of three inches in height, clearly visible from the street, and located below the outside light or more prominent place, if any. House numbers shall be procured and affixed at the homeowner's expense.
The Council at any time may by ordinance change, rename or name any street within the limits of the Township.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91:4]
The owner or occupant of any building who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter within three months after notice of the number assigned to the building shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to such fines or penalties as may be imposed pursuant to § 1-17 of this Code.
The enforcing agency shall be the Department of Planning, Zoning and Construction Inspections.