Town of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton 7-15-1988 by L.L. No. 6-1988; amended in its entirety 5-21-1993 by L.L. No. 12-1993. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 102.

§ 188-1 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them by this section:
BUILDING
Any enclosed structure having a roof and walls and built specifically for human use or occupancy to provide shelter, workspace or storage.
FRONT OR FRONTAGE
That side of a lot or parcel of land which abuts or faces the street or, in the case of corner lots or lots having streets on more than one side, the side or boundary of the lot which the main doorway of the building faces or, in the case of lots served by an access strip or common driveway, "frontage" shall be where the access or driveway enters the public street.
MAP
The official map or maps promulgated by the Town Assessor's office for the assigning of street address numbers to all of land parcels in the Town.
OWNER
Any person or persons, natural or corporate, who are vested with fee simple title or a life estate to a building or portion thereof or who are responsible for the care, maintenance and payment of charges or levies of a building.
STREET
Any public or private right-of-way or thoroughfare utilized for vehicular traffic within the corporate limits of the Town.

§ 188-2 Legislative intent.

It is the purpose of this chapter to establish a uniform system for the assignment of street address numbers to all land parcels within the Town and to require the posting of such assigned numbers to the exclusion of all others in order to give each land parcel an exclusive and readily locatable address. While it is intended primarily to facilitate the quick and certain response of police, fire, ambulance and other emergency services to their desired destination, the establishment of the uniform numbering system will also assist social, postal and commercial agencies, as well as residents and visitors, in their efforts to ensure that they and their goods and services arrive or are delivered in a prompt and efficient manner.

§ 188-3 Numbering system established.

There is hereby established a uniform street address numbering system for all land parcels in the Town in accordance with the official maps promulgated by and on file with the office of the Town Assessor. The Assessor shall prepare such maps for each fire district and fire protection district as directed by the Town Board. The Assessor shall use a uniform system for the assignment of street address numbers to all land parcels within the Town and shall correct and update the maps recording such numbers as necessary to keep the numbering system uniform, accurate and universal. In the case of any conflict or dispute as to the proper street address number to be assigned to any land parcel, the Assessor shall determine the number of such land parcel, which decision shall be final.

§ 188-4 Posting of numbers.

Any owner of an improved land parcel in the Town for which a street address number has been established pursuant to § 188-3 shall post and display said number in the manner set forth in § 188-5. For new construction, the street address number shall be posted and displayed within five days of the issuance of a building permit. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued unless and until the street address number is posted and displayed in accordance with this chapter. It shall be unlawful to post or maintain any number on any construction site or completed building other than the street address number designated by the Town Assessor's Office pursuant to § 188-3.

§ 188-5 Display of numbers; style and size.

A. 
Manner of display.
(1) 
During construction period. The owner of a land parcel for which a building permit has been issued shall have the street address number displayed on a sign or a post located at the front of the property.
(2) 
Existing and newly completed buildings. The owner of an existing building or a newly completed building shall have the street address number displayed by permanently affixing or painting numerals, letters or script stating the number to the front of the building. Where the building is not close enough to the street or is not readily visible from the street for a number affixed to the building to be easily seen from the street, then the street address number shall be permanently affixed to a sign, post or mailbox located at the front of the parcel or lot where the building is situate.
B. 
Style and size of numbers. The numerals, letters or script used to display the street address number of the building shall be either painted or made of metal or other durable material. The numerals, letters or script shall be at least four inches in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch and of a contrasting color to the background. All street address numbers shall be displayed so as to be easily seen from the street by both pedestrians and drivers of vehicles.
[Amended 9-2-2005 by L.L. No. 26-2005]

§ 188-6 Assigned number recorded on tax bill; compliance deadline.

A. 
The street address number assigned to a land parcel in the Town pursuant to § 188-3 shall be indicated in the upper left-hand corner of the property tax bill applicable to said parcel.
B. 
The deadline for compliance with this local law shall be 90 days after any owner of an improved land parcel in the Town has received notification pursuant to Subsection A that a street address number has been established for said parcel.

§ 188-7 Enforcement.

[Amended 8-6-1999 by L.L. No. 21-1999]
This local law shall be enforced by any Town Building Inspector, any Town Ordinance Enforcement Officer, any peace officer when acting pursuant to his or her special duties, any police officer in the employ of or under contract to the Town and any other individual duly authorized by the Town Board resolution.

§ 188-8 Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 for each offense or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

§ 188-9 Severability.

The provisions of this local law are severable. If any provision of this local law or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, said invalidity shall not effect any other provision or application of this local law which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application of the local law.

§ 188-10 When effective.

This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State as provided for by law.