[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Hampton 12-12-1995 (Ord. No. 5.05). Amendments noted where applicable.]
To promote the public safety, health and welfare, particularly to facilitate the delivery of fire protection, police, ambulance, and postal services to its townspeople, the Town of East Hampton adopts the following regulations to govern the posting of address identifying numbers on buildings within the Town.
All residential, business, or other principal buildings erected or to be erected within the Town of East Hampton shall display address identifying numbers, as assigned by the Town of East Hampton, in conformance with the specifications provided herein.
Numbers shall be securely affixed to the front of the building or other fixed appurtenance in front of the building, so as to be clearly visible from the street.
Numbers shall be affixed not less than five feet, nor more than 12 feet, above the surface directly below them.
A building which is set back more than 100 feet from the center of the street on which it fronts, or if numerals cannot be made legible from that location because of obstructions, shall have the aforesaid numbers securely affixed to a post, sign, mailbox or other device which shall be located within 10 feet of the driveway entrance to the premises.
Mailboxes. Where the building has a mailbox located at the edge of the street or roadway, numbers shall be affixed to both sides of the mailbox. Where the mailboxes are grouped together, numbers shall be affixed to the front of the mailboxes and any visible side.
Buildings containing more than two dwelling units which have entrances from interior passageways shall have numbers affixed within five feet of every door by which the building may be entered. Each individual unit shall have its identifying number or letter affixed to its door or immediately adjacent to it.
Residential dwellings that consist of multiple units having different street numbers shall post the range of unit numbers per building at a prominent location thereon, clearly visible at least 100 feet by approaching emergency personnel. Each individual unit shall have its number affixed at its front and rear entrances.
All such private roads shall be posted in a manner so that the names are clearly visible and identifiable.
This chapter shall become effective 20 days after publication as prescribed by Town Charter.
All existing buildings requiring numbering are subject to this chapter on that date, following ordinance adoption.
All buildings required to be numbered, after this date, shall have the prescribed numbering installed before a certificate of occupancy is issued for the building.
This chapter shall become effective July 1, 1996.
Any building owner in violation of this chapter shall receive a warning notice of the violation(s), issued by the official designated by the Town Council. The warning notice shall allow an initial 30 days for the violation(s) to be corrected. It shall be the responsibility of the building owner to notify the Town official when the violation(s) has been corrected. If, at the end of the initial thirty-day period, the correction(s) has not been made, the owner shall be subject to a fine of $25, and a second warning notice of the violation(s) shall be issued. The second warning notice shall allow an additional 10 days for the violation(s) to be corrected. If, at the end of the additional ten-day period, the correction(s) has not been made, the owner shall be subject to additional fines of $5 a day for each day thereafter that the violation(s) is not corrected, to a maximum of $100, inclusive of the citation fine of $25.