Town of Brookfield, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Town Meeting of the Town of Brookfield 6-26-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 96.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 234.
Map Number 3C24, entitled "Brookfield, Connecticut, Street Numbering Sequence Map," filed at the office of the Town Clerk, shall be employed as the basis for establishing number flow of all existing and future streets.
Route 25 from the Newtown Town line north to its junction with Route 7 and then north on Route 7 to the New Milford Town line shall constitute the base line for numbering.
Numbering shall be consecutive, with even numbers on the north and west side and odd numbers on the south and east side of the streets. In the case of a curvilinear street, the odd and even numbers shall be determined by the direction of the major portion of the street.
Numbering shall start at the base line and emanate east and west from this line for all east/west oriented streets. North/south oriented streets shall be numbered starting at the southernmost portion. An exception would be when a street ends in a cul-de-sac, in which case the number shall start at the head of the street or where it initially junctions with another street.
Corner lots at intersections shall be assigned a number on each street. Those lots with a structure shall use the number assigned on the street facing the main entrance.
Numbers shall be determined by the foot frontage:
For commercial and industrial zones, all numbers shall be assigned on the basis of one number per each 50 feet, except where existing structures dictate the necessity of numbering to be on a greater or lesser footage.
For residential zones, all numbers shall be assigned on the basis of one number per 150 feet, except where existing lot sizes dictate the necessity of numbering to be on a greater or lesser footage.
Shopping centers shall be assigned one number for the total complex. This number shall be determined by the location of the main entrance to the complex. If this cannot be readily determined, then that number which corresponds with the approximate center of the structure shall be assigned.
Professional buildings shall be assigned one number per building. This number shall be determined by location of the main entrance to the building with respect to the street-numbering sequence.
Apartment and condominium complexes shall have their own distinct identification or street name and shall be numbered consecutively.
When street numbering has been completed, the owner, occupant or agent shall place or cause to be placed upon each house or building controlled by him the number or numbers assigned.
Such number or numbers shall be placed on existing buildings within 30 days. The cost of the numbers shall be paid for by the property owner. The numbers used shall not be less than three inches in height and shall be made of a durable and clearly visible material. Failure to install the proper number or numbers on existing buildings on or before the thirty-day limit provided herein will subject violators to a fine of $25.
The number shall be conspicuously placed above, on or at the side of the proper door of each building, so that the number can be seen plainly from the street line. Whenever a building is set more than 75 feet from the street line, the number shall be placed near the walk, drive way or common entrance to such building and upon a gate post, fence, post or other appropriate place so as to be discernible easily from the street line.
Whenever any house, building or structure is erected, in order to preserve the continuity and uniformity of numbering, it shall be the responsibility of the owner or agent to procure the correct number or numbers as designated on the Assessor's maps and/or field cards for the said property and immediately fasten the said number or numbers so assigned as provided in § 99-6C of this chapter. The Zoning Enforcement Officer shall assign numbers when none appear on the Assessor's map or on the field cards.
The Zoning Enforcement Officer is the designated authority for the Town of Brookfield to enforce this chapter.