Town of Clarence, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clarence 7-23-1975 by L.L. No. 1-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 67.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 189.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 193.
Zoning — See Ch. 229.
The Erie County uniform system of numbering, together with all explanatory matter thereon, shall continue to be the system of building numbering in use and effect in the Town of Clarence.
[Amended 4-12-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]
The owner of every principal building fronting on an accepted or approved street or highway, public or private, used for any purpose in the Town of Clarence shall, at his own cost and expense, cause to be displayed and maintained the building number as designated by the Assessor's office of the Town of Clarence. The Assessor's office shall, upon application made by the owner, designate which principal building or buildings shall display a building number.
[Amended 4-12-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]
The figure or figures constituting the building number shall be at least four (4) inches in height, of a color to contrast with the background and so located or placed on or adjacent to the building as to be clearly visible from the center of the street or highway on which the building fronts or faces. If a principal building is occupied by more than two (2) residential or business units, the entrance to each such unit of the principal building shall bear a separate building number.
[Amended 4-12-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]
No certificate of occupancy for any building or structure or part of a building or structure shall be issued by the Building Department pursuant to Chapter 229, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Clarence unless the Assessor's office shall certify what the proper building number is and the Building Department shall verify that the building numbers are displayed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter, unless an exemption from the same shall have been granted as hereinafter provided.
The Board of Appeals shall hear and decide appeals from the requirements of this chapter by the then record owner of any single-family residence and may, upon the concurring vote of a majority of the members of the Board and without public hearing, determine to exempt the record owner from any or all of the requirements of this chapter. The exemption shall terminate at such time as such record owner of the single-family residence shall dispose of the premises.
In the event of the failure or refusal of any owner to display or maintain a building number or numbers in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and after thirty (30) days' written notice by the Assessor's office to the owner to display or maintain the same, the Town may cause such building number or numbers to be displayed or to be maintained as required by this chapter. The cost thereof shall be reported to the Assessor's office, whereupon such cost shall be charged on the next succeeding assessment roll against the real property on which the Town has caused the building number or numbers to be displayed or maintained.
[Added 7-22-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a maximum fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or by imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both such fine and imprisonment.