Village of Suffern, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern 11-16-1992 by L.L. No. 10-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 96.
Housing standards — See Ch. 162.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 239.
Zoning — See Ch. 266.

§ 177-1 Legislative intent.

The Rockland County Legislature has authorized the installation of an "E 911" system within the County, which is intended to reduce the response time for emergency services in every Town and Village throughout the County, thereby resulting in a benefit to the health, safety and welfare of all residents. In order to accomplish this purpose, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern recognizes the need to require that all parcels of real property within the Village be numbered and that the numbers must be conspicuously placed on said parcels so as to be identifiable for response by emergency services.

§ 177-2 Assignment of numbers.

The Building Inspector of the Village of Suffern shall have authority to assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the Village. Such numbers shall be sequential, with odd numbers on one side of a street and even numbers on the other side. In the event a parcel of vacant real property is legally able to be subdivided, such parcel shall be allocated as many numbers as may be anticipated to be necessary to accomplish the purpose of this chapter. All property owners assigned a new number shall be notified in writing of the number assigned to the property owned.

§ 177-3 Location of numbers.

The number or numbers assigned to a parcel of real property as set forth in § 177-2 of this chapter shall be conspicuously shown by placement on the principal building situated on the lot. Such numbers shall be placed on the side of the building facing the street upon which the property is situated. In the event the principal building on a lot is set back more than 50 feet from the street line, the number or numbers shall be placed upon a mailbox, gate post, fence or other appropriate place so that it shall be visible from the street.
Numbers on residential buildings shall be not less than three inches in height. Numbers on nonresidential buildings shall be not less than four inches in height. All numbers shall be clearly visible and shall be in a contrasting color to the building or place upon which it is affixed.

§ 177-4 Responsibility of owner of property.

Within 30 days after notification that a number has been assigned to a parcel of real property, the owner of said real property or the agent of such owner shall place or cause to be placed on such real property the number or numbers assigned to such real property. Such owner or agent shall be required to maintain the placement of such number or numbers in accordance with such section.

§ 177-5 Penalties for offenses.

Any owner of real property or the agent of such owner 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 $200. Each week on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.

§ 177-6 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.