Township of Westtown, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Westtown 5-17-1993 by Ord. No. 93-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 170.
This chapter applies to all principal buildings within the Township of Westtown, Chester County, and each tract, lot or parcel of land.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCESSORY BUILDING
A subordinate building, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the principal building, used for an accessory use and located on the same lot as a principal building.
PRINCIPAL BUILDING
Any building or structure erected on a tract, lot or parcel of land on which any use is carried out, except an accessory building; including a dwelling, place of business or industry, or any other use requiring a location identity.
A. 
The Board of Supervisors or its designee shall have the power to assign street address numbers to each lot and to each dwelling unit and commercial or business establishment where there is more than one such dwelling unit or establishment on a lot.
B. 
The Board of Supervisors or its designee shall have the power to correct any errors with respect to the assignment of street address numbers, as and when such errors are discovered, and shall have the power to change and redesignate a street address number or numbers assigned to any lot, dwelling unit or commercial or business establishment when it is deemed that such change or redesignation is necessary or desirable in order to provide street address numbers appropriate for the purposes of uniquely identifying each lot, dwelling unit or commercial or business establishment.
The owner or occupant of a lot, building, dwelling unit or commercial or business establishment to which no street address number has been previously assigned shall, prior to occupancy thereof, make application to the township for assignment of such street address number.
The designated street address number shall be posted on each building, dwelling unit or commercial or business establishment or its associated mailbox in accordance with the following specifications and regulations:
A. 
If the principal building is served by a mailbox mounted at the end of the access drive, the designated street address number shall be posted on both sides of the box or post.
B. 
If the street address number is not visible as described in Subsection A above and there is no mailbox located at the access drive, the street address number must be posted on a marker placed at the driveway entrance.
C. 
If an access drive serves more than one principal building the street address numbers shall be posted at the end of drive and auxiliary numbers shall be posted to identify the main entrance to each structure and/or dwelling unit.
D. 
The street address numbers shall be Arabic in design, shall have a minimum height of three inches and shall be mounted in a secure fashion in accordance with the appropriate specifications in Subsection A, B or C above.
E. 
The numbers shall be so designed as to be readily legible and visible during daylight hours by a person possessing normal vision from the center lines of the facing street, and shall be placed so that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the center of the facing street to any appreciable degree.
A. 
The absence of street numbers, or the insecure fastening or absence of any numeral thereof, or the use of any street address number not assigned by Westtown Township, or the failure of a street address number to meet the visibility requirements shall be a violation of this chapter. Upon discovery of such violation, a notice of violation shall be sent by certified mail to the property or occupant, or shall be personally served on the property owner or occupant or his agent. Such notice shall specify the specific provision of the chapter violated and shall require compliance with the provisions of this chapter within 15 days from the date of the notice.
B. 
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation constitutes or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
C. 
After the issuance by Westtown Township of a notice of violation of the provisions of this chapter, each day such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense subject to a like fine and penalty.
The Zoning Officer, or his designee, shall have the authority to enforce this chapter.