[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Manalapan 10-27-1993 by Ord. No. 93-30 as Ch. 123, Art. III, of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all houses and dwellings, stores and business places, and other buildings, which front upon any street in the Township.
The Engineer shall insert upon the Tax Maps of the Township all properties which now or hereafter front upon any street and indicate a number therefor as assigned by the United States Post Office.
All residential buildings now or hereafter erected within the Township shall bear in Arabic figures, the street number assigned to the building by the United States Post Office. Such figure shall be displayed by the owner or occupant on the front of the building or on the front yard in numerals at least six inches in height, in contrasting color to the background upon which numerals are mounted at or near the front entrance of the building, or such other visible location as approved by the Township Construction Official and so located as to be visible to persons passing by the building or premises on the abutting street.
In the case of a mobile home, the house number shall be either displayed as required above, or displayed so that it clearly is distinguishable from the street on a mailbox located at the sidewalk.
In rural portions of the Township, the numbers shall be displayed on a post, wall or sign no higher than 15 feet, located at the entrance to the property upon which the dwelling will be located and must be clearly visible for emergency purposes.
Upon the completion of the plotting of the amounts for the Township and the numbers assigned for lots and buildings on any particular street, the Engineer shall file a copy thereof with the Township Clerk.
Upon any subdivision or resubdivision of any land in the Township resulting in a lot or lots other than those delineated on the map, the United States Post Office shall assign a number to each lot resulting from the subdivision or resubdivision, which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the number assigned to the other lots fronting on the same street, and the Engineer shall record the new number on the map within 10 days of the filing of the approvals given for such subdivision or resubdivision of land.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any newly constructed building within the Township, unless said unit is in compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
All existing buildings within the Township shall comply with the terms and conditions of this chapter on or before January 1, 1992.
Any property owner in violation of this chapter shall receive written notice thereof from the Construction Official requiring compliance with this chapter within 14 days. Should the property owner thereafter fail to comply and remain in violation of this chapter, it shall be subject to the general penalties applicable to the ordinances of the Township.
In addition to the penalties set forth in § 75-8, where a property owner fails to comply with this chapter, the Township Construction Official shall serve written notice to the owner by personal service or registered/certified mail addressed to the last known address of the property owner setting forth the failure to comply. If the owner shall fail to comply within 30 days of the receipt of said notice, the Construction Official shall cause the proper affixing to the house number and certify the costs of doing same to the Township Committee. The Township Committee upon finding the costs to be correct shall, by resolution, cause said amounts to become liens against the property of the property owner, which costs shall bear interest at the same rate and be collected and enforced in the same manner as taxes.