Town of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pittsford 7-21-1992 as Ch. 4, Art. III, of the 1992 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 86.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 175.
Principal buildings used or to be used for residential, mixed occupancy, commercial, industrial or storage purposes shall bear or display at least one set of street numbers assigned to it. In the case of new construction, no certificate of occupancy will be issued unless the owner and/or developer certifies to the town that such street numbers have been installed.
Such numbers shall be Arabic in design with a minimum height of four inches or they may be in script form of equal size and equally legible and visible and mounted in a secure fashion to the building's front wall or to a porch or other fixed appurtenance in front of the buildings, in the vicinity of the main entryway or main path of travel leading to the main entrance from a public street, or otherwise separately mounted in an approved manner upon the face of a wall or upon a post in the front yard of the premises.
All street numbers shall be mounted at a height between four feet and 10 feet above the adjacent grade, street or exterior porch landing, directly beneath but never higher than 15 feet above the adjoining grade. They shall be legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of the whole, so that the numbers may be read with ease during daylight hours by a person possessing at least 20/40 vision, as he views the numbers from the center line of the facing street and at an elevation of five feet above the finished surface thereof. Trees, shrubs or other obstructions shall not block said street numbers.
Building elevations that face arterial highways (i.e., expressways) are exempt from these provisions when the latter have not been normally assigned house numbers.
Existing numbers in logical sequence and in compliance with present specifications shall constitute compliance with the purposes of this chapter.
The absence of house numbers, or the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof, or the use of any number out of logical sequence for the street toward which it faces, or the failure of a number to meet the elevation requirement or the visibility requirements shall be considered in violation of this chapter.
Final authority for determining and assigning the number or numbers to be used upon any particular premises is vested in the Commissioner of Public Works.
In case the owner of property does not place said numbers and/or remove all other numbers within 30 days after service of a notice to do so, the Commissioner of Public Works is hereby directed to place said numbers and/or remove all other numbers, and to charge therefor a fee of $15, which sum is to be collected from the owner pursuant to the provisions of the law.