[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Collins 12-1-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All principal structures located within the Town of Collins, outside the Village of Gowanda, shall have or display at least one set of numbers which correspond to the street address of the property as assigned by the Town. Numbers must be prominently displayed on the front of the structure. "Principal structure," as that term is utilized herein, shall include single- and two-family residences, apartment buildings, businesses, commercial and industrial establishments, and municipal, government and religious buildings (e.g., fire departments, post office, schools, Town Hall, churches, etc.)
In the case where the principal structure is not clearly visible from the street or is back more than 75 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way, a post with the property numbers displayed upon it, not to exceed five feet in height, shall be installed in close proximity access, not less than five feet or greater than 25 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way. All numbers must be clearly visible from the street and unobstructed by shrubs, fences, trees and other objects.
All numbers shall conform to the requirements of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the Zoning Enforcement Officer verifies that the street numbers have been properly displayed.
The absence of address numbers, or the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof, or the use of any number not properly assigned by the Town, or the failure of address numbers to meet visibility requirements, shall all be considered violations of this chapter.
Any structure having street numbers which are Arabic in design, logical in sequence, within the distance required, a minimum of three inches in height of contrasting colors as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed to be in substantial compliance with this chapter.
Address numbers on mail boxes are not acceptable as a substitute for above regulations.
The Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to grant exemptions from number size requirements and/or location requirements of this section where public safety is not adversely affected.
Failure to comply with the property numbering regulations hereby is punishable by a fine not to exceed $50.
This chapter shall take effect June 1, 1998.