Township of Hatfield, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Hatfield 5-10-1995 by Ord. No. 420E (Ch. 4, Part 1, of the 1994 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 112.
[Amended 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 596]
Owners of all unnumbered buildings and residences in Hatfield Township shall procure a street number from the Code Official of Hatfield Township.
A. 
Residential. The numbers shall be placed in a conspicuous place on, over or near the front door or on a mail box located near the street in front of the house or building. The numbers shall be at least 2 1/2 inches in height, the color of the numbers shall be in contrast with the immediate background and the placement of the numbers shall be in full view. No person shall cover any house or building number with anything whatsoever or conceal it in any way and all old numbers shall be removed from any house, building or structure when a new number has been assigned and when so directed by the Township Code Official.
[Amended 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 596]
B. 
Nonresidential. The street number shall be displayed as an integral part of the property's freestanding street sign, utilizing a minimum of 72 square inches of the area of such sign with numerals not less than six inches in height.
[Amended 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 596]
A subdivider, land developer or builder shall submit a street numbering plan, prepared in accordance with the official Township street numbering plan, to the Township Code Official for approval thereof at the time a building permit application is made. When approved, street numbers shall be assigned and shall be erected by the subdivider, land developer or builder in the same manner as provided in this chapter for others within the Township. Street numbers must be posted prior to occupancy of any dwelling or other building.
[Amended 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 596]
No person shall number or attempt to number any house or building contrary to this chapter and the plan hereby approved and adopted; fail or neglect to number a house or building in accordance herewith; or fail to change the number thereon after notification by the Township Code Official. No person shall alter, deface, remove or destroy any number required to be displayed under this chapter.
[Added 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 596]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CODE OFFICIAL
Any Township personnel responsible for reviewing plans, performing inspections or enforcing the codes, ordinances, resolutions or any other legislation enacted or adopted by Hatfield Township.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $600 and 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 shall constitute a separate offense.