Borough of New Britain, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain 11-14-1989 by Ord. No. 235. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 165.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 385.

§ 280-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
BUILDING
Any structure used or intended to be used as a dwelling or place of business or industry.

§ 280-2 Numbering plan.

New Britain Borough has drawn up a numbering plan for the entire Borough and has assigned numbers to all lots and buildings in the Borough according to said plan.

§ 280-3 Numbering responsibility of owner or occupant.

Any building on a lot abutting on any street or highway in the Borough of New Britain shall be numbered by the owner or occupant thereof in accordance with the provisions of this chapter within 30 days of the date of written notice by Borough Council to any owner or occupier so to do.

§ 280-4 Requirements for display of numbers.

The number assigned to any particular building shall be displayed either:
A. 
By four-inch high numbers, either Arabic numerals or alphabet letters, with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch, and of contrasting color, placed on the building itself if those numbers are readable from the street;[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
If numbers placed on the building are not readable from the street, then numbers at least three inches in height shall be placed on both sides of the mailbox; or
C. 
If there is no mailbox, then by placing numbers at least three inches in height on a structure such as a post or sign in a position so as to be easily readable from the roadway.

§ 280-5 Assigned numbers.

No number shall be displayed upon any building except the number assigned to the building by the Borough.

§ 280-6 Violations and penalties.

Any owner or occupant who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before a Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 plus costs of prosecution. The Borough also reserves the right to place appropriate numbers within the public right-of-way in front of any dwelling or place of business if the owner refuses to do so and to charge the cost of placing the numbers against the owner.