Borough of Hellertown, PA
Northampton County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Hellertown 5-10-1913 by Ord. No. 64. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 200.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 390.

§ 134-1 Property owners to number buildings.

[Amended 12-30-1964 by Ord. No. 302[1]]
It shall be the duty of the owner or owners of every store, residence or other building now or hereafter erected within the Borough of Hellertown to have conspicuously placed upon it, within 20 days after completion of the building or within 20 days after notice from the Borough to do so, the number of the building. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of four inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 134-2 Notice to number building; violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-30-1964 by Ord. No. 302[1]]
The number required to be fixed or placed upon any building as aforesaid shall be given by the Borough Engineer, and after such number shall have been determined, the Borough Secretary shall give notice to the owner or owners of improved property who shall have failed to comply with the several sections of this chapter to have the proper number or numbers placed or put up in accordance with the provisions of this chapter within 20 days after such notice has been given to the owner or owners of any building as aforesaid, and if he, she or they shall neglect or refuse to comply with the same, he, she or they shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues or each section of this chapter which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 134-3 Numbering system on east-west streets.

The plan or system of numbering of houses or buildings shall be as follows:
There shall not be more than 100 numbers between one street and the next one, and the first house or building on each side of the street at each corner in its proper direction shall always be 1, 101, 201, 301, 401, and etc., and 2, 102, 202, 302, 402, and etc. On streets and alleys running eastwardly and westwardly, Main Street shall be the dividing line, and any and all portions of any street intersecting or running from the said Main Street, that portion extending eastwardly from the said Main Street shall be known as East _____ Street and that portion of any street extending westwardly from the said Main Street shall be known as West _____ Street. On any street extending eastwardly from the said Main Street, the first door on the northerly side shall be No. 1, and the first door on the southerly side shall be No. 2, these numbers to continue until the next street is reached, where the first door as aforesaid shall be No. 101 and 102, respectively. On any street extending westwardly from said Main Street, the first house on the northerly side shall be No. 1 and that on the southerly side No. 2 and to continue in the manner as set forth above.

§ 134-4 Numbering system on north-south streets.

On streets and alleys running north and south, and all that run in a general northerly or southerly direction, the numbering of the house and buildings shall be in the same order as those running eastwardly and westwardly, the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 on the east side of the street and the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8 on the west side of the street; No. 100 to start at Walnut Street.