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City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Secs. 32-10 through 32-12 of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 125 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Street names and signs — See Ch. 222, Art. II.
It shall be the duty of the City Engineer to assign a number to all dwellings, tenements and buildings on the streets, avenues, squares and ways of the City. Such numbers shall each cover a frontage of 20 feet, more or less, at the discretion of the City Engineer, and shall be measured continuously from end to end of each street, avenue, square or way, the odd numbers to be on one side and the even numbers on the opposite side of such street, avenue, square or way wherever practicable.
[Amended 5-3-1994 by Doc. 52]
The owners of every dwelling, tenement or building required by the City Engineer to be so numbered shall cause to be placed and maintained in contrasting color on or over the outside doors fronting the street, or on the molding to the right or left of said front door, or on the riser of the top step of the front stairs should the porch be enclosed, or on the front corner of every dwelling, tenement or building having its entrance on the side thereof, such number or numbers as may be assigned thereto by the City Engineer. Such numbers shall not be less than four inches in height and shall be so placed as to be easily seen and read from the street or sidewalk in front of the premises. If the distance from the street to the front door exceeds 200 feet or if the front of the building is not visible from the street, then the owner shall affix said number or numbers to a prominent tree, post or mailbox on or for that property which can be easily read from the street.
[Amended 5-3-1994 by Doc. 52]
Whenever any owner shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of the preceding section within 30 days after a notice in writing of the number or numbers assigned has been delivered to him by any Building, Code, Fire or Health Inspector, the City Engineer shall cause to be placed such number or numbers as he has assigned on such dwelling, tenement or building, and the cost thereof as well as a fine of $50 shall be assessed by the City and shall be charged to the owner(s) of such property on the next regular tax bill forwarded to such owner by the City, and said charge and fine shall be due and payable from said owner(s) at the time of payment of such bill.