[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mantua 7-27-1993 (Ch. 64, Art. II, of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Within three months after the assignment of a number, the owner, occupant or lessee of each and every structure, whether residential, commercial or industrial or any other use, which now fronts or which may hereafter front upon any public or private street within the Township of Mantua shall, at his or her own expense, cause the authorized and assigned number of such structure to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein.
All numbers required by § 130-1 shall be:
A minimum size of three inches in height.
Mounted in a secure fashion to the front wall or porch of the building so as to be clearly visible from the street. If numbers affixed to the front of the building are not visible from the street, there shall be in addition thereto a second number as specified by this section upon a post, rod or other type of fixture of substantial nature or on a mailbox at or near the road frontage so that the number may be conspicuous and visible from the street upon which the building fronts.
The numbers shall be sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.
All numbers shall be at least 48 inches above ground level and placed such that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the street upon which the building fronts.
House numbers shall be determined by the 911 Coordinator. Every owner, occupant or lessee of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Township shall apply to the 911 Coordinator for a number if no number has been previously assigned in accordance with this chapter.
Garden apartments and townhouse complexes shall provide such building and apartment numbers as are provided for in the Multiple Dwelling Law (New Jersey State Housing Code, Chapter 162).
Any structure erected, repaired, altered or modified or any change of use or change of occupancy after the effective date of this chapter shall have the certificate of occupancy withheld until permanent and proper numbers have been affixed.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or a term up to 90 days of community service, or any combination thereof, for each violation. Each and every violation of this chapter and each day that a violation of this chapter continues may be deemed to be a separate and distinct violation.