[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jacobus 4-2-1997 by Ord. No. 97-130 (Ch. 4, Part 3, of the 1984 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every person having ownership, custody or control of any building or structure within the Borough shall have and maintain an established street address number thereon and shall post such street address number near each entrance from a street of the Borough or state and/or from any other public accessway in the manner and location designated by this chapter. "R.D.," "R.R." or any other similar designation shall not be considered an acceptable street designation.
The owners and/or occupants of all establishments contained within a multitenant commercial, residential or industrial building complex which have front and rear entrances shall cause the correct street numbers to be placed on or adjacent to both the front and rear doors.
Within 10 days of written notice from the United States Postal Service and/or the Borough of any change in the property's street address or designation, the owner or occupant of any building or structure on such property shall make the appropriate installation, change or removal of the street address number required by this chapter.
The minimum dimensions of any street address number designated by the United States Postal Service on or after the effective date of this chapter shall not be less than two inches wide and four inches high.
All street address numbers required by this chapter shall be of such a design that they are legible and easily visible from the street or accessway.
Notwithstanding the requirements of § 150-1 of this chapter, the street address number of any building, except those buildings described in § 150-2 of this chapter, may be placed on a post or other means of support at least 18 inches off the ground at the main driveway or walkway entrance or on the mailbox so as to be easily visible from the street or accessway.
In the event that a building is one of several located along a joint driveway or access drive, each address must be posted at the drive entrance from the street or accessway and, additionally, at each individual drive, front yard or building entranceway.
The owner or occupant of any building situated on a corner shall locate the street address number only on the street representing the correct mailing address, regardless of where the property driveway is located.
The Borough shall adopt such reasonable rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 7-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-3]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a summary criminal proceeding before the Magisterial District Justice as provided by the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, as may be amended from time to time. Upon a finding of a violation, a fine of not less than $450 nor more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, including court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Borough to prosecute the violation, shall be imposed, and such person may be subject to imprisonment of up to 15 days in the event such fines and costs are unpaid. Each day that such violation(s) continues shall be a separate violation of this chapter.