[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Bridgewater 8-16-1993 by Ord. No. 93-24. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the purpose of this chapter to ensure that all lots and/or structures with phone capability are assigned a street address for accessibility of the 911 System.
All new numbers shall be assigned by the Township Engineering Department at the issuance of a building permit.
Preexisting street numbers not in conformance shall be assigned a new street address by the Township Engineering Department.
Box numbers for mail may be retained only if in conformance with the street address assigned by the Engineering Department.
Each and every occupied structure must display its street number at least once in the following manner ("display" is meant to be the placing of the number in such a location so as to be unambiguous as to which structure it is designating):
Numbers shall be placed so as to be unobstructed and plainly visible from the street the structure is addressed to.
Numbers shall be of contrasting color to their background.
Number shall be no less than three inches tall and of sufficient size to be read from the street.
Numbers shall not be in script form.
Occupied structures that are not readily visible form the street shall display the street number at the driveway, private road or lane that accesses the structure. If more than one occupied structure is accessed by the driveway, private road or lane, they may, in lieu of displaying each number as above, display the range of numbers and whether the numbers are even only, odd only, or both even and odd.
Occupied structures having different street numbers, but sharing a common driveway, private road or lane, shall, in addition to the above, display their numbers a second time in the same manner so as to be plainly visible form the common driveway, private road or lane.
Multiple-unit structures having more than one street number address may, in lieu of displaying each number as above, may display the range of numbers assigned to the structure and whether the numbers are even only, odd only, or both even and odd. However, each individual unit must also have its number displayed at its entrance.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the structure for compliance to this chapter. Preexisting numbers shall be in compliance by January 31, 1994. New numbers shall be in compliance upon the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Violations of this chapter will be the responsibility of the Department of Municipal Services.
Any person, firm or corporation that violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a first offense fine not to exceed $20 and a subsequent offense fine not to exceed $100, in the discretion of the court.