Town of Warwick, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Warwick 4-27-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is intended to establish and impose regulations requiring the assignment and display of street address numbers of buildings and property in the Town of Warwick in order to make the location of such property readily identifiable to police, volunteer fire companies, paramedics and other emergency agencies, or otherwise, of the Town of Warwick, other towns and villages of the County of Orange and agencies of the County of Orange, in order to accomplish the purposes as intended in the adoption within the County of Orange of an Enhanced 911 System.
A. 
The Executive of the County of Orange, the Office of E-911 of the County of Orange and/or the Planning Board and/or the Building Inspector shall have authority to assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the Town of Warwick as exists as of the effective date of this chapter. Numbers shall be assigned to new parcels, created by subdivision or otherwise, by the Building Inspector of the Town of Warwick.
B. 
The owner or occupier of every parcel of real property within the Town of Warwick as exists as of the effective date of this chapter shall be notified, in writing, of the number assigned to the parcel of real property. For this purpose, notice given prior to the effective date of this chapter by the Executive of the County of Orange with respect to any parcel of real property within the Town of Warwick pursuant to the adoption of numbers with respect to the Enhanced 911 System shall be deemed notice for the purposes hereunder.
Each owner, agent of the owner or occupier of real property within the Town of Warwick having received notice of the number assigned to his/her parcel of real property shall, within 30 days after such notice or the effective date of this chapter, whichever occurs last, be responsible for displaying and maintaining the display of the number of said parcel of real property in accordance with this chapter as follows:
A. 
Commercial property (nonresidential). In the event that the parcel contains one building with but one number of the parcel of real property, the number shall be conspicuously displayed on the face of the building, the face being the side facing the street of address, and shall be readily readable from the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. In the event that the parcel contains more than one building and more than one number is assigned to the parcel of real property, the numbers shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each such building, the face being the side containing the main entrance facing the street address. If the number is displayed on a gate, post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign), it must be within 20 feet of the road pavement of the street address and shall be readily readable from that street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. Wherever practical, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
B. 
Residential property. On each parcel of improved residential property, the number shall be conspicuously displayed on the face of the building, the face being the side facing the street of address which it fronts, and shall be readily readable from the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. The numbers of the building shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each such building. If the number is displayed on a gate, post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign), it must be within 20 feet of the edge of the road pavement of the property. The numbers shall be so placed that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building. Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night. The display of any house number other than the number assigned by the Town is prohibited.
C. 
Size of numbers. For residential, the displayed numbers shall be not less than three inches in height. For commercial, the displayed numbers shall be not less than six inches in height.
[Amended 10-12-2000 by L.L. No. 4-2000]
D. 
The displayed numbers shall be block Arabic numerals.
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The color of the displayed number must contrast with its background color.
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All numbers shall be displayed, whether on a building or on an appropriate structure within 20 feet of the road so as to be visible from either direction of travel on such road.
[Added 4-12-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
Any owner, agent of the owner or occupier of real property within the Town of Warwick who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $50. Each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.
The regulations within this chapter shall be enforced by the Building Inspector, the Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Town of Warwick.