[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven 3-28-1983 by Ord. No. 200. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Housing maintenance and occupancy — See Ch. 127.
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to establish an effective and easily recognizable system of the exact location of the various building units in the City of West Haven.
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation of this chapter:
- BUILDING UNIT
- An apartment, boardinghouse, condominium building or condominium unit, single-family dwelling, multifamily dwelling, hotel, motel, individual trailer, trailer camp, tourist cabin, tourist home, commercial establishment, industrial building, government building and any other building structure.
- BUILDING UNIT NUMBER
- A number no less than three inches in height placed on each building unit, which number is visible from the street. The number of the building shall be located on the top, bottom or on the sides of the main entrance of the building facing the street. In the case of a building more than 50 feet from said street, the owner shall, in addition to the number on said building, display a number on a mailbox or fence or a post located on the side of the driveway or sidewalk so as to make said number easily visible from the street. When a mailbox is on the curbline of said property, as numbered in accordance herewith, the building number shall be placed on both sides of the box and shall have numbers three inches high.
It shall be the responsibility of the Assessor of the City of West Haven to devise and have readily available an assigned building unit number for each unit in the City of West Haven. "Having readily available" shall be determined to mean, in the case of subdivisions, within 10 days of the filing of the final subdivision map, and for all other units, within five days of the granting of any building permit. In the case of undeveloped land, it shall be the responsibility of the Assessor to keep available properly sequenced numbers for later use.
It shall be the duty of the owner of the property to obtain the proper building unit number and to display the same in accordance with this chapter. In the case of multiple units, it shall be the responsibility of the owner of any parcel of land on which a building unit is located to comply with this chapter.
It shall be the responsibility of the Director of Planning or his assistant or delegatee to enforce the provisions of this chapter, which duty shall include the periodic review of the building units within the city to assure compliance. The initial compliance date shall be 60 days after the effective date of this chapter.
Any person or organization who does not comply with this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $10 per violation as hereinafter provided. In the event that any person or organization shall not be in compliance with this chapter, it shall be the responsibility of the Director of Planning to notify said person or organization that they must comply within seven days of the date of said notice.
In the event of noncompliance within said time, the Director of Planning or such other designated official shall be required to present said noncompliance to the City of West Haven Police Department for prosecution under the terms of this chapter.