Town of Orchard Park, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Orchard Park as Secs. 5-34 through 5-40 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING
The principal building or buildings on each lot and not including any minor building.
The Town Building Inspector is hereby authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered.
It shall be the duty of every owner of a building in the Town to cause to be displayed thereon the street number of said building and at all times to maintain such number in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
The figure or figures comprising the number to be displayed on a building shall be at least four inches in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch. They shall be placed on the front of said building in a prominent and conspicuous place and in such manner as to be plainly legible from the center of the street at all times between sunrise and sunset. The color of such figures shall be in sharp contrast to the color of their background.
[Amended 4-27-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
B. 
The numbers shall be so placed that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building.
C. 
Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
D. 
Where the building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 75 feet from the edge of the right-of-way of the street or road serving the building, the number shall, in addition to the other requirements of this section, be displayed on a sign readily visible from the road or street and in no event further back than 25 feet from the road or street right-of-way.
Each separate building or dwelling shall be assigned a separate distinguishing number by the Town Board in conformity with a uniform numbering system encompassing the entire Town. The display of any house number other than the number assigned by the Town is expressly prohibited.
A. 
Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person owning a building within the Town of Orchard Park outside of the corporate limits of the Village of Orchard Park, refusing or neglecting for 60 days after notice from the Town Building Inspector to place the proper designated number on said building, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
B. 
Service of notice. The notice provided for in Subsection A may be given by personal service or by mailing a copy thereof to the last known address of the owner.
C. 
Numbering of building by Town. In the event of the neglect or refusal of any owner after notice to cause said building to be properly numbered, the Superintendent of Highways of the Town, upon being advised by the Building Inspector, may cause said building to be properly numbered.
D. 
Report, assessment of costs. The Superintendent of Highways shall report the cost of numbering said building to the Town Board, and such Board shall order the Assessor to assess the cost of the same upon such premises and the Assessor shall include the same in the assessment role.
[Amended 1-2-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.