Village of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson 9-16-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 172.
This chapter is intended to establish and impose regulations requiring the assignment and display of street address numbers on buildings and property in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson in order to make the location of such property readily identifiable to police, fire companies, paramedics and other emergency agencies, volunteer or otherwise, of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, other towns and villages of the County of Orange and agencies of the County of Orange in order to facilitate the purposes of the Orange County "Enhanced 911 System."
The Orange County Executive's office, the Office of E911 of Orange County and/or the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Planning Board and/or the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Code Enforcement Officer[1] shall have authority, subject to the final approval of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Board of Trustees, to assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson existing 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 Village Code Enforcement Officer. The owner or occupant of every parcel of real property within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, as said property exists as of the effective date of this chapter, shall be notified in writing of the number assigned to the parcel of real property.
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to a decision by the Village, the title "Building Inspector" has been changed to "Code Enforcement Officer" throughout the chapter.
Each owner, agent or occupant of real property within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, having received notice of the property number assigned, shall, within 30 days after such notice or after the effective date of this chapter, whichever occurs later, display and maintain the property number as follows:
A. 
Commercial property (nonresidential). In the event that the property contains one building with only one number assigned to it, the property number 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 the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. In the event the property contains more than one building and more than one number is assigned to the property, the property numbers shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each building, the face being the side containing the main entrance facing the street. In the alternative, the property number may be displayed on a gate post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign), which must be located within 20 feet of the road pavement of the street of address or entrance, as the case may be, 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 a 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. In the event that the property contains more than one building and more than one number is assigned to the property, the property numbers shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each building, the face being the side facing the street of address on which it fronts. In the alternative, the property number may be displayed on a gate, post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign), which must be located within 20 feet of the edge of the road pavement of the street of address and shall be readily readable from the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. The numbers shall be placed so that they will not be obstructed in any manner. Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near a light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night. The display of any house number other than the property number assigned pursuant to this chapter is prohibited.
C. 
Size of numbers. For residential properties, the displayed numbers shall be three inches in height. For commercial properties, the displayed numbers shall be no less than eight inches, no more than 12 inches in height.
D. 
The displayed numbers shall be in block Arabic numerals.
E. 
The color of the displayed numbers shall contrast with the background color.
F. 
In no event shall compliance with the provisions of this chapter be deemed a violation of the Village Zoning Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 172, Zoning.
Any owner, agent or occupant of real property within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson 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 and distinct violation.
This chapter may be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.