[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Marlboro 12-13-1984 by Ord. No. 33-84 (Ch. 52 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 125.
[Amended 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 51-92]
The purpose of this chapter shall be to require the clear display of house numbers from public streets for all properties that contain principal buildings within the Township of Marlboro, to meet and become compliant in the implementation of the statewide E911 system, to assist the general public, and all emergency services, in identifying any properties within the Township, as well as to update all rural addresses and mandate the adoption of a uniform addressing system throughout the Township that will conform to all guidelines and directives, issued at present or in the future, by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Telecommunications.
This chapter shall apply to all properties within the Township of Marlboro that contain a principal structure thereon, whether or not said building is occupied. Such premises shall bear and display at least one set of house numbers. Building facing two or more public roadways shall be required to display auxiliary numbers, if necessary, to pass the visibility test when viewed from those points in the center line of the public roadway opposite those points where regularly used pedestrian or vehicular passageways enter the public roadway.
[Added 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 51-92]
Every lot, tract and/or parcel of land located within the limits of the Township is hereby assigned a street number. The number assignment shall be based on one street number assigned to every 100 feet of frontage.
In order to comply with this chapter, house numbers shall be Arabic in design, shall have a minimum height of three inches and shall be mounted in a secure fashion to the building's front wall or to a porch or other fixed appurtenance in front of the building in the general vicinity of the main entryway or main path of travel which leads to the main entrance from a public street or otherwise separately mounted in an approved manner upon the face of a wall or upon a post in the front yard of the premises. Auxiliary numbers shall be mounted at a height between four feet and 10 feet above the adjacent grade or exterior landing directly beneath but never higher than 15 feet above the adjoining grade. They shall be sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of integers so that the numbers may be read with ease during the daylight hours by a person possessing at least 20/40 vision as he views the numbers from the center line of the facing street and at an elevation of five feet above the finished surface thereof. The numbers shall be so placed that trees, shrubs or other obstructions do not block the line of the numbers from the center of the streets to any appreciable degree.
[Added 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 51-92]
The owner, tenant, occupant or agent of a building shall ascertain from the respective postal authority the correct number(s) applicable to said building or property, and shall display them in compliance with § 107-4 of this chapter.
Existing numbers used in premises which essentially comply with the numbers officially assigned shall be considered as bearing the correct number or numbers for the purpose of this chapter. Existing installations which essentially meet the requirements and/or spirit of these regulations, including numbers presently on or attached to a mailbox, may be granted approval by the Code Enforcement Officer without further alteration.
[Amended 4-25-1996 by Ord. No. 22-96]
The absence of house numbers or the insecure fastening or absence of any integer thereof, or the use of any number out of logical sequence for the street toward which it faces, or the failure of a number to meet the elevation requirements or the visibility requirements shall be considered as a violation of this chapter. Failure on the part of the property owner to comply with the provisions of this chapter within a period of 15 days from the date of issuance of a notice of violation shall be sufficient cause for the Code Enforcement Officer, Construction Official or any police officer of the Township of Marlboro to proceed with carrying out the provisions of this chapter and to assess any cost incurred to the property owner concerned, with a minimum charge of $50 for each property violation. Violators of this chapter shall also be subject to the penalties in § 4-3 of the Code.