Town of Highlands, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Highlands 7-12-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 141.

§ 84-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Numbering of Buildings and Property Law for the Unincorporated Town of Highlands."

§ 84-2 Legislative intent.

This chapter is intended to establish and impose regulations requiring the assignment and display of street address numbers on buildings and property in the Town of Highlands in order to make the location of such property readily identifiable to police, volunteer fire companies, paramedics and other emergency agencies, volunteer or otherwise of the Town of Highlands, other towns and villages of the County of Orange and agencies of the County of Orange in order to accomplish the purposes as intended in the adoption, within the County of Orange, of an enhanced 911 system.

§ 84-3 Assignment of numbers. [1]

The Executive of the County of Orange, the Office of E-911 of the County of Orange and/or the Town Planning Board and/or the Code Enforcement Officer shall have authority to assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the Town of Highlands existing as of the effective date of this chapter. On and after the effective date of this chapter, numbers shall be assigned to new parcels, created by subdivision or otherwise, by the Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Highlands. The owner or occupier of every parcel of real property within the Town of Highlands, as exists as of the effective date of this chapter, shall be notified, in writing, of the number assigned to the parcel of real property. For this purpose, notice given prior to the effective date of this chapter by the Executive of the County of Orange with respect to any parcel of real property within the Town of Highlands pursuant to the adoption of numbers with respect to the enhanced 911 system shall be deemed notice for the purpose hereunder.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 84-4 Location of display of numbers.

Each owner, agent or the owner or occupier of real property within the Town of Highlands, having received notice of the number assigned to his/her parcel of real property shall, within 30 days after such notice, or the effective date of this chapter, whichever occurs last, be responsible for displaying and maintaining the display of the number of said parcel of real property in accordance with this chapter as follows:
A. 
Commercial property (nonresidential). In the event that the parcel contains one building with but one number assigned to it, the number of the parcel of real property shall be conspicuously displayed on the face of the building, the face being the side facing the street of address and shall be readily readable from that street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. In the event that the parcel contains more than one building and more than one number is assigned to the parcel, the numbers of the parcel of real property shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each such building, the face being the side containing the main entrance facing the street of address shall be on a gate post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign), within 20 feet of the road pavement of the street of address and shall be readily readable from that street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
B. 
Residential property. On each parcel of improved residential property, the number shall be conspicuously displayed on a gate, post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign); it must be within eight feet of the edge of the property, but no closer than five feet off the road and adjacent to the driveway. The number shall be placed so that trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions will not obstruct it. Wherever practicable, said number should be placed near a light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night. If the building is more than 50 feet from the road, the number must also be displayed on the face of the building. The display of any house number other than the number assigned by the Town is prohibited. Amended(8-12-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002]STRING LeftCorner="§ 84-4")
C. 
Size of numbers. For residential, the displayed numbers shall be four inches in height and be reflective or illuminated. For commercial, the displayed numbers shall be no less than eight inches and no more than 12 inches in height.
[Amended 8-12-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002]
D. 
The displayed numbers shall be in block Arabic numerals.
E. 
The color of the displayed numbers must contrast with its background color.
F. 
In no event shall compliance with the provisions of this section be deemed a violation of Chapter 210, Zoning.

§ 84-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-10-1998 by L.L.No. 1-1998])
Any owner, agent of the owner or occupier of real property within the Unincorporated Town of Highlands who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.

§ 84-6 Enforcement. Amended(3-10-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998])

This chapter may be enforced by either the Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Town of Highlands.