Town of Wilton, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wilton 11-6-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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It is the intent and purpose of this ordinance to establish an effective numbering system for each building and building unit within the Town of Wilton in order to facilitate emergency response, including fire, police and ambulance services.
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This ordinance provides for the numbering of all new and existing buildings and building units.
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Numbers shall be visible from the street on which each such building or building unit is located.
As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING or BUILDING UNIT
Any structure intended for human use or occupancy placed or erected upon land within the Town of Wilton. Said terms shall exclude accessory buildings such as vehicle garages and storage sheds so long as the primary building to which such structures are accessory is numbered in accordance with this ordinance.
DISTANCE
The straight-line distance from the established street lines. If there are no established street lines, measurements shall be taken from the edge of the traveled portion of such roadway.
OWNER
The owner of record on the Wilton Land Records.
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The administrative staff of the Wilton Planning and Zoning Commission shall assign numbers to each building and/or building unit within the Town of Wilton.
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The owner of each such building or building unit shall ascertain from the Planning and Zoning staff the numbers assigned to said building or building unit.
C. 
The owner of each existing building or building unit shall, within six months following the effective date of this ordinance, provide, install and attach numbers to said building or building unit in accordance with the specifications hereinafter provided.
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The owner of each building or building unit under construction as of the effective date of this ordinance or to be constructed after such date shall submit proof to the Wilton Fire Department's Code Enforcement Division that the assigned numbers have been installed and attached in accordance with the specifications hereinafter provided.
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In case of new structures that are subject to the provisions of this ordinance, the Wilton Building Inspector shall not issue a certificate of occupancy until the Building Department has received from the Wilton Fire Department's Code Enforcement Division a written notice of compliance with the requirements of this ordinance.
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Numbers shall be Arabic and not less than three inches in height and shall be in a color contrasting to the area to which they are affixed.
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The owner shall number the two sides of a mailbox, post, tree or fence located in close proximity to and on the same side of the street as the residence. Numbers shall be visible from the street to traffic moving in each direction and shall be at least three feet and no more than five feet from ground level. For shared driveways, the entrance to each driveway and all intersections thereon shall be clearly marked as to the correct address(es) located therein. In the case of side-by-side multiple mailboxes, numbers shall be placed on the front of each mailbox and on the outer side of the end mailboxes.
C. 
For all multifamily dwellings, the owner of each apartment complex, condominium or condominium unit or similar multi-building residential complex shall number each building or building unit in a location and format approved by the Wilton Fire Marshal.
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Numbers shall be Arabic and not less than three inches in height and shall be in a color contrasting to the area to which they are affixed.
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Numbers shall be located on the top or sides of the main entrance to the building or building unit. In the event that a building has entrances on more than one street, the owner shall number each entrance in a location and format approved by the Wilton Fire Marshal.
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If the building, building unit or multi-building complex is more than 50 feet from the street, the owner shall also number the driveway entrance in a location and format approved by the Wilton Fire Marshal. Numbers shall be visible from the street to traffic moving in each direction.
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Any person who violates this ordinance shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $99 per year.
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Written notice of the violation will be sent by the Wilton Fire Marshal's Office to the owner of the building or building unit and, if not corrected within 30 days following the date of the notice, the fine will be imposed.
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Enforcement of this ordinance shall be the responsibility of the Wilton Fire Department's Code Enforcement Division.
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Any individual who wishes to contest or questions a violation notice may appeal to the Wilton Board of Selectmen.