[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Colts Neck 8-30-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The title of this chapter was changed from "Buildings and Lots, Numbering of" to "Street Addresses, Numbering of" 9-27-2017.
Pursuant to the authority conferred by N.J.S.A. 40:67-1j, a system for numbering all buildings and lots of land in the township is hereby adopted. The purpose of this chapter shall be to require the clear display of house numbers from public streets for all properties that contain principal buildings within the Township of Colts Neck, to meet and become compliant in the implementation of the statewide E911 system, to assist the general public and all emergency services in identifying any properties within the township, as well as to update all rural addresses and mandate the adoption of a uniform addressing system throughout the township that will conform to all guidelines and directives, issued at present or in the future, by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Telecommunications.
This chapter shall apply to all properties within the Township of Colts Neck that contain a principal structure thereon, whether or not said building is occupied. Such premises shall bear and display at least one set of street address numbers. Lots fronting on two or more public roadways shall be required to display auxiliary numbers, if necessary, to pass the visibility test when viewed from those points in the center line of public roadways opposite those points where regularly used pedestrian or vehicular passageways enter the public roadway.
The owner, occupant or lessee of each and every house, store or other building which now fronts or may front upon any public or private street within the Township of Colts Neck shall ascertain from the respective postal authority the numbers applicable to said building or property and display them in compliance with this chapter. Said owner, occupant or lessee shall, within 90 days after the adoption of this chapter, cause the assigned number of such house or building to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein.
The owner, occupant or lessee shall provide a post, rod or other type of fixture of a substantial nature 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 property fronts. Nothing herein precludes the owner or occupant from posting additional street address numbers on the front of the building.
Existing numbers used in premises which essentially comply with the numbers officially assigned shall be considered as bearing the correct number or numbers for the purpose of this chapter. Existing installations which essentially meet the requirements and/or spirit of these regulations, including numbers presently on or attached to a mailbox, may be granted approval by the Code Enforcement Officer without further alteration.
The absence of house numbers or the insecure fastening or absence of any integer thereof, or the use of any number out of logical sequence for the street toward which it faces, or the failure of a number to meet the elevation requirements or the visibility requirements shall be considered as a violation for this chapter. Failure on the part of the property owner to comply with the provisions of this chapter within a period of 15 days from the date of issuance of a notice of violation shall be sufficient cause for the Code Enforcement Officer, Construction Official or any police officer of the Township of Colts Neck to proceed with carrying out the provisions of this chapter and to assess any cost incurred to the property owner concerned, with a minimum charge of $50 for each property violation. Violators of this chapter shall also be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 for each property in violation.
If a section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this chapter is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof.
This chapter shall take effect immediately after final passage and publication as provided for by law of the State of New Jersey.