[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Medford 11-16-1992 as Ord. No. 1992-25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all houses, dwellings, stores, business places and any other buildings which front on any street in the township or which exist on any tax lot in the township.
The Township Department of Planning and Zoning shall plot on the Tax Map of the township all of the properties which now or hereafter front on or have an ingress and egress from any street and shall designate and assign a number therefor.
The owner in possession of any building for which an official number is designated shall be required, at his or her own expense, to place the official number in a conspicuous place so that it is clearly visible from the public street or road upon which the building fronts or from which ingress and egress may be gained. The number shall be placed in such a location as to make it clearly evident which driveway provides ingress and egress to the building so numbered. Numbers placed on mailboxes for mail delivery purposes shall not satisfy the requirements of this chapter unless the location of said mailbox is immediately adjacent to and on the same side as the driveway providing ingress and egress. The number may be placed on the building, provided that it can be seen and read from the public road; otherwise it must be placed near the intersection of the driveway with the public road. In the case of a commercial unit within a shopping center, the number must be readily visible from the main traffic circulation aisle of the center. The color of the numeral shall be in sharp contrast to the color of its background, and it shall be of a bright or reflective material so as to be readily visible at night when a light is cast upon it.
Upon any subdivision of land in the township resulting in lots other than those already delineated on the Tax Map, the Department of Planning and Zoning shall assign a number to each lot in the subdivision, which shall be in numerical sequence in relation to the numbers already assigned other lots fronting or having access to the same street; and the Department of Planning and Zoning shall record the new numbers on the Tax Map within 10 days of the filing of the approval given for such subdivision of land.
All owners in possession of any building for which an official number has been designated must fully comply with the provisions of this section within 90 days of adoption of this chapter. Anyone not in compliance after that date herein set shall be deemed in violation of this chapter and, upon conviction in the Municipal Court, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500. Each day of noncompliance shall be deemed a separate offense.