Town of Dewey Beach, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Dewey Beach as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-7-1984 as § 611 of the 1984 Code]
In order to insure prompt public and emergency service, each dwelling unit and business structure in the Town of Dewey Beach shall be numbered according to the numbering system established by the United States Postal Service.
Each building in the Town shall prominently display its assigned number so that it is visible from the street.
Buildings having incorrect numbers are hereby declared to be a hazard and a danger to public safety. Such incorrect numbers may be removed or covered by designated Town employees 30 days after written notification of the owner.
[Amended 12-6-2008 by Ord. No. 636 cont'd]
Any owner or tenant of a building in the Town displaying a house or building number other than the assigned number 30 days after written notification thereof shall have committed a civil offense pursuant to Chapter 80 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Dewey Beach.
[Adopted 12-6-2008 by Ord. No. 635]
The Sussex County Addressing Department will recommend to the Town standards for naming roadways, posting street signs and assigning numbers to all dwellings, principal buildings, businesses and industries, to assist emergency service agencies, the United States Postal Service and the public in the timely and efficient provision of services to residents and businesses of the Town of Dewey Beach.