Township of Upper Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Gwynedd 6-11-1979 by Ord. No. 79-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 146.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 168.

§ 66-1 Definitions and word usage.

A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING
Includes all principal buildings, such as, but not limited to, single- and multiple-family dwellings, places of business, public service facilities, churches and other institutions, but shall not include accessory buildings on the same lot as and occupied by the same person as a principal building on such lot.
B. 
The word "shall" is construed as mandatory.

§ 66-2 Assignment of numbers.

[Amended 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-6]
From and after the effective date of this chapter, the Township shall assign street or road numbers to all buildings in the Township and shall give notice to the registered owner and to the occupant of each building of the number so assigned, provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to relieve such owner and occupant of the duty to ascertain such assigned street number.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 3 of Ord. No. 79-6, which immediately followed this section and contained requirements for the numbering of buildings within 60 days of the effective date of the ordinance, was deleted 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-6.

§ 66-3 Issuance of numbers; duty to display.

[Amended 8-24-1987 by Ord. No. 87-7]
A. 
Every owner and occupant of every building within the Township shall cause this number so assigned to be posted conspicuously on the street side of the building or on the entrance gate post or beside the driveway in such a manner that it can be read during the daylight hours from the road or street by persons of normal vision. Nothing in this chapter shall require a school, church or public building to display the assigned number if in lieu thereof a sign is so placed identifying the building, which can be read during daylight hours from the road or street by persons of normal vision.
B. 
In all cases of new construction, the Township shall assign a number at the time the building permit is issued, and such number shall be displayed no later than the time the building is ready for use and occupancy.

§ 66-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-6]
A. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be liable to pay a fine or penalty not to exceed $1,000 plus costs of prosecution for each and every offense. All fines and penalties imposed by this chapter are recoverable by summary proceedings before the Magisterial District Judge, and all suits or actions at law instituted for the recovery thereof are to be in the name and for the use of Upper Gwynedd Township, against which the offenses are committed. In default of payment of any fine or penalty imposed by any Magisterial District Judge under the provisions of this chapter, the person or persons so offending may be committed to the Montgomery County Prison for a period not exceeding 30 days.
[Amended 11-23-1992 by Ord. No. 92-15[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Each day a violation is committed shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
C. 
This section shall not preclude the Township from any other remedy it may have at law or equity.