[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Providence 4-11-1988 by Ord. No. 337. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings:
- All principal structures such as but not limited to single- and multiple-family dwellings, places of business, public service facilities, churches and other institutions, but shall not include accessory buildings on the same lot as a principal structure.
Usage. The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and neuter.
From and after the effective date of this chapter, the township shall assign street or road numbers to all buildings in the township which have heretofore not been numbered and shall give notice to the registered owner and to the occupant of each building of the number so assigned. In all cases of new construction, the township shall assign a number at the time the building permit is issued. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to relieve such owner and occupant of the duty to ascertain such assigned street number.
Within 60 days from the effective date hereof or the date of receipt of a number from the township, whichever is later, every owner and occupant of every building within the township shall cause the number so assigned or heretofore assigned to be posted, painted or carved upon the street side of the building or on the entrance gatepost or mailbox or on any permanent post or structure located between the building and the street on which it fronts, in such a manner that it can be read during daylight hours from the road or street by persons of normal vision. Nothing herein contained shall require a school, church or public building or other institution to display the assigned number on the building if, in lieu thereof, a sign containing the number and identifying the building is so placed that it can be read during daylight hours from the road or street by persons of normal vision.
No use and occupancy permit shall be issued unless the number assigned is displayed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
Any owner or occupant who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter and shall, upon summary conviction before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10, nor more than $25 for each offense, as well as the cost of prosecution. A new and separate offense shall be deemed to have been committed for each seven days that a violation exists. Such fines shall be collected and distributed as like fines are now collected by law.