Town of Guilford, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Guilford 3-18-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 148.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 272.
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to establish an effective and easily recognizable system for the exact location of various building units in the Town of Guilford to ensure the rapid location of any building unit by emergency vehicles.
The owner of any building used for residential or commercial purposes and the owner of any trailer which is permanently located or usable for residential purposes shall affix thereto a building unit number designating the street number of such building or trailer. Such number shall be no less than three inches in height, shall be in a color contrasting to the area to which it is affixed, shall be visible from the street to which such number relates and shall be located on the top, bottom or side of the main entrance of the building facing said street.
In the case of a building or trailer more than 50 feet from said street, the owner shall, in addition to the number on the building or trailer, display a building unit number meeting the specifications set forth herein on a mailbox, fence or post located at the property line reasonably adjacent to said street or at the side of the driveway or sidewalk in such manner as to make said number visible from the street. If the building unit number is placed upon a mailbox adjacent to the street, said building unit number shall be placed on each side of the mailbox in a location visible from the street.
The owner or association in control of each condominium or apartment complex or similar multi-building complex shall place upon the outside of each building and/or unit in said complex, in a location and format approved by the Fire Department, the number and name of each such building.
This chapter shall apply to both existing buildings and trailers as well as those erected hereafter.
Any person who violates this chapter shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $99.