Township of East Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Brunswick 4-27-87 as Ord. No. 87-832. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
The following definitions shall apply to this Chapter:
BUILDING NUMBER
A number designation existent or assigned to a dwelling unit, commercial property, or industrial building in the Township.
AUXILIARY BUILDING NUMBER
A number designation for a cluster of units sharing common walls within a subdivision or industrial building or corporate complex, subdivided in order to accommodate more than one (1) tenant.
MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL
The Director of Planning and Engineering or the Director of Public Safety, or the Fire Official of the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency whichever is appropriate in accordance with § 62-2 or section § 62-10 of this Chapter.
[Amended 4-24-89 by Ord. No. 89-12; 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
[Amended 4-24-89 by Ord. No. 89-12]
A. 
The Director of Planning and Engineering shall prepare, with the concurrence of the Director of Public Safety, a property numbering plan and program for the Township of East Brunswick.
B. 
The Director of Planning and Engineering is empowered to assign building numbers and auxiliary building numbers for all existing properties and all properties henceforth constructed in the Township following the effective date of this Ordinance and to assign auxiliary building numbers for those existing properties without said numbers and to re-number properties within the Township where deemed to be in the best interest of public safety.
All required building number signs shall be displayed in a prominent and legible manner, so as to be highly visible from said public or private street on which the building fronts.
[Amended 4-24-89 by Ord. No. 89-12; 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
Auxiliary building number signs shall be provided where deemed necessary by the Director of Planning and Engineering or the Fire Official of the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency. Said signs shall be displayed along the public or private street from which access is gained to the building. Said signs shall be highly visible from said public or private street.
Building number and auxiliary building number signs required in multiple dwelling projects, corporate parks and similar complex developments, shall be installed in uniform locations, to the extent possible.
[Amended 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
Building number signs and auxiliary building number signs shall be mounted on the building, except in those cases where it is deemed necessary to post signs at curbside adjacent to the building entrance. The Township shall reserve the right to require posting of signs at both curbside and on the building where deemed necessary in the best interest of public safety. Numbers may be placed on curbside mailboxes provided they appear on each side of the mailbox and are at least two (2") inches in height. All other numbers must be at least four (4") inches in height and must be clearly visible from the street. If numbers are painted, the color must contrast with the color of surrounding surfaces. Numbers may be on house doors or screen doors if they are also on another part of the building.
A. 
Each structure shall have one address in association with the roadway it is accessed by.
B. 
Unit subdivisions within a structure shall have auxiliary (suite) numbers in association with the main structure address.
1. 
Residential - Building number with unit numbers: 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, etc.
2. 
Commercial - Building number with suite numbers: 400 Anyplace Court, suite 1, suite 2, suite 3, or suite A, suite B, suite C, etc.
C. 
Looped roadways, courts, and private development addresses shall be assigned with the ascending numbers running in the same general direction as the road from which it is accessed or parallel streets whenever possible.
D. 
Addresses of structures opposing each other along a roadway shall be near each other in sequence even if some numbers must be dropped.
E. 
All structures shall post the designated address on the building, preferably over the main entrance when clearly visible from the roadway the building faces on, or on a mailbox or driveway entrance address sign.
F. 
Each unit subdivision shall prominently post the units address alongside or immediately above the units entrance. For units with doors that are always in the closed position the unit address may be posted on the door.
G. 
Driveway entrance address signs shall be posted in addition to those on the building when necessary for visibility from the roadway; clear delineation of the entrance; and when access to a particular unit is limited to one of several driveway entrances.
H. 
Multi-tenant buildings shall have all doors to the exterior posted with the individual unit address (front, rear, and sides), as well as the business name on the sides and rear for other than residential buildings.
I. 
All address designations and postings shall be determined in the interest of the public safety responders quickly locating a building or individual unit under emergency response conditions.
All buildings having multiple entrances shall have auxiliary signs posted on the buildings, which signs shall bear a letter or number identifying the entire building. Each dwelling unit in the building shall have its own identifying number or letter. All signs must be clearly visible from the street.
[Amended 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
Building number signs and auxiliary building number signs as required by this article shall be periodically maintained as needed to provide continued high visibility. The property owner shall be responsible for said maintenance.
[Amended 4-24-89 by Ord. No. 89-12]
The Director of Planning and Engineering shall be responsible for providing a copy of written notification establishing building numbers or auxiliary building numbers to the U.S. Post Master responsible for the areas in which property is located.
[Amended 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
A. 
Any owner or agency, or a person or corporation who shall violate any provision of this ordinance or fail to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be subject to a penalty to be determined by the appropriate Fire Official. The effective date of the Enforcement provisions set forth in this Section shall be twelve (12) months for existing structures and twenty (20) days from the passage of this amendment for new structures.
[Amended 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
B. 
The Fire Official of the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency shall be responsible to enforce this article as an amendment to N.J.A.C. 5:18 et seq., and penalties may be assessed as provided in the New Jersey Uniform Fire Prevention Code.
[Added 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
C. 
The maximum penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
[Added 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
D. 
Each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
[Added 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]
E. 
The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or not penalty at all may be appropriate for a particular case or violation.
[Added 12-22-97 by Ord. No. 97-37]