[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold 10-16-1972 (§ 16-3 of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-85-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all houses and dwellings, stores and business places, and other buildings, which front upon any street in the Township.
The Engineer shall insert upon the Tax Maps of the Township all of the properties which now or hereafter front upon any street and indicate a number therefor as assigned by the Building Inspector.
[Amended 12-22-2009 by Ord. No. O-09-36; 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-3]
All buildings now or hereafter erected within the Township shall bear, in Arabic figures, the street number assigned to the building by the Construction Official. Such figures shall be displayed by the owner or occupant on the front of the building or in the front yard in numerals in contrasting colors to the background upon which the numerals are mounted, at or near the front entrance to the building, or such other visible location as approved by the Code Enforcement Officer or Fire Marshal of the Township, and so located as to be visible to persons passing by the building or premises on the abutting street. In the case of manufactured/mobile homes, the house number shall be either displayed as required above or displayed so that it is clearly distinguishable from the street on a mailbox located at the sidewalk.
Numerals on residential buildings shall be at least six inches in height.
Numerals on commercial, office, industrial and other nonresidential buildings shall be at least 12 inches in height. Numerals on buildings set back 100 feet or more from the right-of-way shall be at least 18 inches in height. A street number, a minimum of 12 inches in height, shall be placed on the top of all main shopping center signs.
Upon completion of the plotting upon the Tax Maps of the Township of the numbers assigned to all lots and buildings on any particular street, the Engineer shall file a copy thereof with the Township Clerk.
Upon any subdivision or resubdivision of land in the Township resulting in a lot or lots other than those delineated on the map, the inspector shall assign a number to each lot resulting from the subdivision or resubdivision, which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the number assigned to the other lots fronting on the same street, and the Engineer shall record the new numbers on the map within 10 days of the filing of the approval given for such subdivision or resubdivision of land.
No subdivision or resubdivision, major or minor, of land requiring approval by the Planning Board shall be approved by it unless a number is assigned to each lot for the building erected or to be erected on it.
No certificate of occupancy, or continued certificate of occupancy, shall be issued by the Building Inspector or anyone in his department for the occupancy of any building hereinafter erected or enlarged unless the provisions of this chapter have been complied with.