[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 11-21-1978 by Ord. No. 78-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter shall be to require a clear display of house numbers from public streets, for all properties that contain principal buildings within the City of Bridgeton in order to assist the general public or the authorities in identifying any property in case of an emergency, as well as for the welfare of the general public in conducting their normal affairs, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-1 et seq.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all houses, dwellings, apartment buildings, stores and business places, in the City of Bridgeton.
The City Engineer shall plot upon the Tax Maps of the City all of the properties which now or shall hereinafter front upon any street and designate and assign a number therefor in compliance with the numbering system prescribed in § 98-4 of this chapter.
All even numbers shall be on the southerly and westerly side of said streets. All odd numbers shall be on the northerly and easterly side of said streets.
On all streets running north and south, the numbers shall begin at the southerly end and run north. On all streets running east and west, east of Cohansey River, the numbers shall begin at the westerly end and run east. On all streets running east and west, west of the Cohansey River, the numbers shall begin at the easterly end and run west.
[Amended 10-6-2003 by Ord. No. 03-5]
All buildings now or hereinafter erected within the City shall bear, in figures, the street number assigned to said building on the Tax Map of the City of Bridgeton. Such figure shall be displayed by the owner or occupant on the front of the building or in the front yard in numbers at least three inches in height, at or near the front entrance to the building and so located as to be visible to persons passing by the building or premises on the abutting street. All numbers shall be Arabic numerals.
[Amended 9-19-2017 by Ord. No. 17-20]
The Municipal Engineer, upon the completion of the plotting upon the Tax Map of the City of Bridgeton, shall provide a copy of said map to the Municipal Clerk and the Division of Housing and Code Enforcement.
Every owner or occupant of said land shall apply to the Division of Housing and Code Enforcement who shall furnish them with the correct street number assigned thereto.
Upon any subdivision or resubdivision of land in the City resulting in a lot or lots other than those delineated on said Map, the Municipal Engineer shall assign a number to each lot resulting from subdivision which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the number assigned to the other lots fronting on the same street, and he shall record the same upon the said map within 10 days of the filing of the approval given for such subdivision or resubdivision of land.
No subdivision or resubdivision of land, major or minor, requiring approval by the Planning Board shall be approved by it unless a number shall be assigned by the Municipal Engineer to each lot therein for the building erected or to be erected on it.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued by the Division of Housing and Code Enforcement or anyone in the Division for occupancy of any building unless the provisions of this chapter shall have been complied with.
The occupant or owner of any house, dwelling, apartment building, store or business place, who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter within 30 days, after written notice of the number assigned to such house, dwelling, apartment building, store business place, shall upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty. A separate offense shall be deemed to be committed each day or days during which a violation occurs or continues.