Township of North Codorus, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of North Codorus 6-5-2001 by Ord. No. 162-6-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 87.
The purpose of this chapter is to require the numbering of all houses or other buildings within the Township to facilitate, promote, and accelerate transportation, communication, and the supply of municipal services, including fire, police, and ambulance services, and to otherwise promote the public safety and general welfare of the residents of North Codorus Township. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "North Codorus Township Building Numbering Ordinance."
The Board of Supervisors of North Codorus Township has developed a plan and system for the numbering of houses and principal buildings and tracts of land in North Codorus Township from which a building number listing has been and will be established. The building number listing shall be maintained and updated by the Township Secretary, who shall from time to time as is appropriate present updates thereof to the Supervisors of the Township for approval and adoption by official action.
Certain roads in the Township are being named or renamed. An annotated map of the Township, indicating street and road names, shall be kept and maintained by the Township. Such map is hereby authorized to be approved by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, and road and street names may be added or amended thereafter, as necessary (including subdivision and future developments), by resolution.
The words and phrases set forth below shall, as used in this chapter, have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, to wit:
BUILDINGS
All principal structures, such as, but not limited to, single- and multiple-family dwellings, offices, places of business, public service facilities, commercial, industrial and charitable establishments, churches, schools, governmental and other institutions, but shall not include accessory buildings on the same lot that are occupied by the same person or entity as the principal building on such lot.
CONSPICUOUS LOCATION
A location that is visible to the traveling public from the road or street on which a building is located.
PERSON
Any individual or individuals, partnership, association, firm, company, corporation or other legal entity, including the partners, officers and directors thereof.
PRINCIPAL USE
The primary purpose or function to which a parcel or tract of land is put.
ROAD
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, highway, freeway, parkway, lane, alley and any other ways used or intended to be used by vehicular traffic or pedestrians whether public or private.
TOWNSHIP
North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, its Board of Supervisors, and designated agents, representative and employees.
The Township shall assign numbers to all buildings in the Township in accordance with said system and plan. Upon the assignment by the Township of a number to a given building, the Township shall mail written notice thereof to the owner or occupant of such building. Within 90 days following the mailing of such notice, it shall be the duty and obligation of each person who owns or occupies the same to display such number in a conspicuous location in accordance with § 76-6 of this chapter.
A. 
If the building to be numbered is located more than 75 feet from the paved cartway of the road on which it fronts or to which it has access, the owner or occupant shall place the numbers on either side of the driveway or entrance, as well as on the principal structure. The numbers shall be of durable, light-reflecting material and at least three inches in height. The color of the numbers shall be in contrast with the immediate background and shall be so placed as to be in full view from both directions of travel on the street upon which the driveway or entrance is located. When numbers are posted at the entrance of a property, the numbers must be placed a minimum of three feet above the surface of the ground and shall be situated five to ten feet off of the paved cartway.
[Amended 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 216-05-2010]
B. 
If the building to be numbered is located within 75 feet of paved cartway of the road on which it fronts or to which it has access, the owner or occupant shall place the numbers on the principal structure. The numbers shall be of durable, light-reflecting material and at least three inches in height. The color of the numbers shall be in contrast with the immediate background, and shall be so placed as to be in full view from both directions of travel on the street upon which the building is located.
[Amended 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 216-05-2010]
C. 
If assigned numbers are placed on the building located on a property or on either side of the driveway or entrance servicing same, such numbers shall also be affixed to the front of the mailbox serving the parcel or tract of land. Numbers placed on the front of the mailbox under this Subsection C shall be from two inches to three inches in height.
[Amended 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 216-05-2010]
D. 
In the event an owner or occupant of a property has an objection to locating a number as required above, such owner may apply to the Township, through its Board of Supervisors, for a waiver of the above requirements; provided, however, that in order to secure such a waiver, the applicant must provide the Township with a reasonable alternative to the requirement.
E. 
All old numbers shall be removed from any house, building, or other structure and from mailboxes upon the assignment by the Township of a new number for the building regarding the same.
F. 
The Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to require the numbering or renumbering of any house, building, or other structure in accordance with this chapter.
All buildings erected after the adoption of the chapter shall be assigned a number pursuant to the said building numbering system at the time of the issuance of a building permit.
No person shall alter, deface, cover, obstruct or remove any number placed on any property in accordance with this chapter; provided, however, that an owner or occupant may repair or replace a number or take such other action so as to bring the same into compliance herewith. Any number which is defaced or otherwise destroyed or removed shall be replaced within 30 days following such destruction or removal.
In the event any person violates the provisions of this chapter, the Township shall mail, by certified mail, a written notice of such violation to the last known address of such person. If such certified mail notice is not received by such person, then such written notice may thereupon be mailed by regular mail, and posted upon the premises. Any person who remains in violation of this chapter as stated in said written notice after 20 days following receipt of the said certified mail notice or of the posting of said notice shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Only one notice need be given for a particular violation, and if such violation continues after the expiration of said twenty-day period, then each day of such violation thereafter shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter which may be prosecuted hereunder without the need of further notice, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.