[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll Township 10-17-1995 by Ord. No. 40. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Upon receipt of the new assigned address, each resident and/or property owner of any and all commercial and residential properties shall place the address over or near the primary entrance which is most visible for emergency personnel. The numbers must be legible, not less than three inches high, and in a color which contrasts to the building background. Reflective numbers are recommended, although they are optional.
Each resident or property owner of a commercial or residential property which maintains a mailbox shall also place legible numbers on each side of said mailbox. If a mailbox is in a row of mailboxes, the numbers should appear on the front of the mailbox. Owners should also comply with all requirements of the postal service regarding any additional guidelines concerning mailbox identification.
Buildings, whether commercial or residential, which are erected after the adoption of this chapter shall be in the future assigned a number in accordance with the property numbering maps, and each said owner shall purchase and display such number as provided for in this chapter upon the erection of any residence or commercial building.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, either intentionally or recklessly, any numbers placed on any mailboxes, residence or commercial buildings as provided in this chapter.
Except as indicated in Subsection B below, any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Township before a District Justice, pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the Township in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the District Justice. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Township are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.
If enforcement of this chapter is regulated under 53 P.S. § 66601(c.1)(2) of the Second Class Township Code, any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter, shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.