[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of West Windsor 10-5-1987 by Ord. No. 87-38 (Sec. 10-4 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 63.
The purpose of this chapter is to require the clear display of authorized and assigned house or building numbers on every building fronting on any street in the Township of West Windsor in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying any property in case of emergency or otherwise.
All dwelling houses, stores or other principal buildings erected or to be erected within the Township of West Windsor shall display numbers assigned by the Township Engineer as provided for herein and in conformity with the specifications provided for herein.
The owner, occupant or lessee of each and every house, store or other building which is constructed subsequent to the adoption and publication of this chapter and which fronts upon any public or private street within the Township of West Windsor shall, at his or her own expense, prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, cause the authorized and assigned number of each house or dwelling to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein.
House or building numbers shall be:
In Arabic numerals.
A minimum height of three inches.
Mounted in a secure fashion to the front wall or porch of the building or other fixed appurtenance in the front of the building so as to be clearly visible from the street.
Sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.
At least 30 inches above ground level and so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the street upon which the building fronts.
If said house or building has such a setback location that the provisions of § 51-4 cannot be complied with, then the owner, occupant or lessee shall provide a post, rod or other type of fixture of a substantial nature, including a mailbox, with the number affixed thereon and so located on the premises that the number shall be conspicuous and visible from the street upon which the building fronts.
The numbers shall be assigned by the Director of the Department of Community Development, or the Director's designee, of the Township of West Windsor. Every owner, occupant or lessee of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Township of West Windsor shall apply to the Township Engineer for an authorized number in accordance with this chapter.
Upon the failure of an owner, occupant or lessee to ascertain and affix upon any building to which this chapter applies the assigned and authorized number, it shall be lawful for the appropriate municipal department head of the Township of West Windsor to cause to be affixed to such building or appurtenance provided for herein the assigned and authorized number. Such employee shall execute a return to the Mayor of the cost of so affixing said number, and the Collector of Taxes of the Township of West Windsor, upon certification, shall charge the same to the owner of the building and collect the cost in the same manner as all taxes are collected, and such cost shall be a lien upon said land.