Town of Tuxedo, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Tuxedo 9-22-1993 as L.L. No. 5-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 37.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 85.
Trailers and trailer camps — See Ch. 92.
Zoning — See Ch. 98.
This chapter shall be known as the "Numbering of Buildings and Property Law for the Unincorporated Town of Tuxedo."
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 Tuxedo in order to make the location of such property readily identifiable to police, volunteer fire companies, paramedics and other emergency agencies, volunteer or otherwise, of the Town of Tuxedo, 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.
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 Tuxedo as exists as of the effective date of this chapter. On and after 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 Tuxedo. The owner or occupier of every parcel of real property within the Town of Tuxedo 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 Tuxedo 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 Tuxedo 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 assigned to it, the number of the parcel of real property 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 that 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, the numbers of the parcel of real property shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each such building, the face being the side containing the main entrance facing the street of address, shall be on a gate post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign) within 20 feet of the road pavement of the street of address and shall be readily readable from that street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. Wherever practicable, 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 four inches in height. For commercial, the displayed numbers shall be no less than eight inches nor more than 12 inches in height.
D. 
The displayed numbers shall be block Arabic numerals.
E. 
The color of the displayed number must contrast with its background color.
Any owner, agent of the owner or occupier of real property within the Unincorporated Town of Tuxedo 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 within chapter shall be enforced by the Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Town of Tuxedo.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.