[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clarkstown 1-23-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Rockland County Legislature has authorized the installation of an E-911 system within the county which should reduce the response time for emergency services in every town and village throughout the county, resulting in benefit to the health, safety and welfare of all residents. In order to accomplish this purpose, the Town Board of the Town of Clarkstown recognizes the need to require that all parcels of real property within the Town be numbered and that the numbers must be conspicuously placed on said parcels so as to be identifiable for response by emergency services.
The Police of the Town of Clarkstown shall have authority to assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the Town. Such numbers shall be sequential with odd numbers on one side of a street and even numbers on the other side. In the event that a parcel of vacant real property is legally able to be subdivided, such parcel shall be allocated as many numbers as may be necessary to accomplish the purpose of this chapter. All property owners shall be notified, in writing, of the number assigned to the property owned.
The number or numbers assigned to a parcel of real property as set forth in this chapter shall be conspicuously shown by placement on the principal building situated on the lot. This shall include buildings currently under construction. Such numbers shall be placed on the side of the building facing the street upon which the property is situated. The numbers shall be placed so that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building. Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night. In the event that the principal building on a lot is set back more than 50 feet from the street line, the number or numbers shall be placed upon a mailbox, gate post, fence or other appropriate place so that it shall be visible from the street.
Numbers on residential buildings shall be not less than three inches in height. Numbers on nonresidential buildings shall be not less than four inches in height. All numbers shall be made of a durable and clearly visible material and shall be in a contrasting color to the building or place upon which they are affixed.
Within 60 days after notification that a number has been assigned to a parcel of real property, the owner of said property or the agent of such owner shall place or cause to be placed on such real property the number or numbers assigned to such real property by the assessor in the manner provided in this chapter. Such owner or agent shall be required to maintain the placement of such number or numbers in accordance with such section.
[Amended 3-16-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
All residents and/or property owners shall be required to notify their phone service carrier of their current and accurate address.
[Added 3-16-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
The Building Inspector shall not release the certificate of occupancy for any issued permit until the requirements of this chapter have been satisfied.
Any owner of real property or the agent of such owner who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days for each such violation. Each day on which such violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector of the Town of Clarkstown and/or his duly appointed agents, the code enforcement inspectors, fire inspectors and/or police officers to administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter.