[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton 12-20-1960 by Ord. No. 3319 as Article 1 of Chapter 9 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton, New Jersey, 1960. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ASSESSMENT MAP or ASSESSMENT MAPS
- Refers to the maps entitled the "City of Clifton Assessment Maps" dated June 19, 1951, containing 71 streets, being numbered "1" through "71," filed in the City Engineer's office, and the supplements thereto.
- Houses and places of business and of industry in the City.
The numbers of all structures shall correspond with the numbers on the assessment maps filed in the City Engineer's office. It shall be the duty of all property owners to have their structures numbered in conformity with the numbers designated on the assessment maps.
It shall be the duty of the City Engineer to place the numbers upon the assessment maps described in § 181-1 for all structures in the City.
In all cases where numbers are or shall hereafter be placed on the assessment map by the City Engineer, it shall be the duty of the owner to apply to the City Engineer for the correct number of the structure as the same is designated on the assessment map. Upon receipt of said application, the City Engineer shall furnish to the applicant the correct number of the applicant's property, and the property owner shall place or affix to the front of his structure the number thereof, in conformity with the number as designated on the assessment map by the City Engineer.
Where any owner is about to or shall construct or place a structure upon any premises, it shall be the duty of the owner to apply to the City Engineer for the correct number of said structure, as the same is indicated on the assessment map. Upon being furnished the correct number of the structure, the owner shall notify the Building Inspector and use said number in making application for a building permit. Thereafter, the owner shall place or affix said number to the front of his structure, as provided in Subsection A of this section.
[Amended 7-5-1966 by Ord. No. 3698]
No subdivision of lands shown upon any subdivision map shall be approved by the Planning Board unless the applicant for such approval shall first apply to the City Engineer and receive from him the correct number of each parcel of land shown upon the subdivision map. The numbers furnished by the City Engineer shall be placed upon the subdivision map. Upon approval of the subdivision map and filing thereof with the City Engineer, such map shall, for the purposes of this chapter, be a supplement to the aforementioned assessment map.
Every owner of any structure now or hereafter erected or placed upon premises abutting on a public street or highway shall number or cause to be numbered such structure in conformity with the number designated on the assessment map within five days from the date of receipt of written notice given or caused to be given by the City Engineer. The written notice shall be given by registered or certified mail, addressed to the owner at his last address appearing on the City tax records of the City, or by leaving the notice at the dwelling or place of business or industry with a person in charge thereof.
If the owner of any structure shall fail or neglect to number or cause the premises to be numbered in conformity with this chapter, it shall be the duty of the City Engineer to cause the correct number to be placed upon such structure at the expense of the owner.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 days, or both.