[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Northville 7-11-1991 as Ch. 85 of the Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A property identification number shall be established for each developed property within the Township by the Fire Chief in consultation with the United States Postal Service and the public utilities.
All property upon which houses, dwellings, buildings, businesses and other structures are constructed within the Township shall be considered developed property and shall have a property identification number which shall be posted on the face or other appropriate side of the house, dwelling, business or structure in a manner and location so that said identification number is clearly readable to a person of normal vision from the roadway while traveling in either direction. In the event the house, dwelling, business or structure is located on the property so that the posted number is not clearly readable from the roadway due to the distance or intervening sight barriers such as, but not limited to, shrubbery, terrain features or structures, the identification number shall also be posted separately from the main structure in a fashion that is clearly readable from the roadway while traveling in either direction. Such additional identification number shall be either located centrally between the side boundaries of the property or located immediately adjacent to the driveway providing ingress to the property.
The property identification number shall use numerals rather than script words and shall not be less than three inches in height. The numerals shall be in a color and size such that they are readable from the center line of the roadway by a person of normal vision.
All applicants for building permits for new construction within the Township shall be required to comply with this chapter. During the course of construction, an identification number shall be posted separately from the structure in a fashion such that it is clearly readable from the roadway while traveling in either direction. Permanent identification pursuant to §§ 60-2 and 60-3 of this chapter shall be a condition precedent to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
The owner, occupant, lessee or other person in control of any developed property shall be the person responsible for compliance with this chapter.
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal infraction, subject to the following penalties:
The following civil fines shall apply in the event of a determination of responsibility for a municipal civil infraction, unless a different fine is specified in connection with a particular section:
First offense. The civil fine for a first offense violation shall be in the amount of not less than $150, plus costs and other sanctions, for each offense.
Repeat offense. The civil fine for any offense which is a repeat offense shall be in an amount of not less than $300, plus costs and other sanctions for each offense.
In addition to ordering the defendant determined to be responsible for a municipal civil infraction to pay a civil fine, costs, damages and expenses, the Judge or Magistrate shall be authorized to issue any judgment, writ or order necessary to enforce, or enjoin violation of, the chapter.
Continuing offense. Each act of violation, and on each day upon which any such violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.
Remedies not exclusive. In addition to any remedies provided for by the Code of the Charter Township of Northville, any equitable or other remedies available may be sought.
The Judge or Magistrate shall be authorized to impose costs, damages and expenses as provided by the law.
A municipal civil infraction shall not be a lesser included offense of a criminal offense or of an ordinance violation which is not a civil infraction.