[HISTORY: Adopted by the Clarkson Town Board 4-24-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All principal structures located within any residential, commercial or industrial zoning district shall have or display at least one set of street numbers assigned to it. Numbers must be prominently displayed on the front of said structures, and in no case shall script design be permitted. All stores and businesses shall have the numbers displayed at the main entrance.
In the case where the principal structure is not clearly visible from the street or more than 75 feet from the street line, a post with the property numbers displayed upon it, not to exceed five feet in height, shall be installed in close proximity to the property access, no less than 20 feet nor greater than 25 feet from the front property line. All numbers must be visible from the street away from shrubs, fences and trees.
All numbers shall be Arabic in design only, with a minimum of six inches in height, and shall sharply contrast in color from the structure.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy will be issued until the Building Department verifies that such street numbers have been properly installed. Furthermore, no inspection for new construction will be provided until the developer installs the lot number in a prominent location on the site, prior to construction.
The absence of address numbers or the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof or the use of any number not properly assigned by the Town or its failure to meet visibility requirements shall be considered to be in violation of this chapter.
Any structure having street numbers that are Arabic in design, logical in sequence, within the distance required, a minimum of four inches in height and of contrasting colors as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed to be in substantial compliance with this chapter.
Address numbers on mailboxes are not acceptable as a substitute for the above regulations.
The Town Building Department is hereby authorized to grant exemptions from the number size requirement of this chapter where public safety is not adversely impacted.
Existing structures shall comply no later than June 30, 1990.
Failure to comply with the property-numbering regulations is punishable by a fine not to exceed $50.
The Building Department is authorized to enforce this chapter.