[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh 4-28-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Recent advances in communications technology have enabled the County of Westchester to implement an emergency service response system capable of supplying emergency service dispatchers with the address of the person calling for services, even if he or she is unable to talk or otherwise provide directions to his or her location. The advantages of this new system would, however, be nullified if the emergency service provider is unable to locate the caller when responding to a distress call. It is, therefore, necessary for all property owners to display their residence or business location by prominently posting assigned numbers on all buildings or property within the Town, thereby enabling emergency service providers to expedite locating those persons requesting emergency services.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes any structure used or inhabited by persons during the day or night, regardless of whether occupancy is continuous or intermittent.
- FRONT OF THE BUILDING
- That side of the building which faces the street or primary route of access.
It shall be the duty of every building owner in the Town to display and maintain the assigned street number of his/her building or buildings in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The numeral or numerals comprising the number displayed pursuant to this chapter shall be not less than five inches in height. All numbers shall be placed on the front of every building in a prominent and conspicuous place and in such a manner as to be plainly visible at all times between sunrise and sunset from the street, roadway or primary route of access to the premises. All numbers displayed pursuant to this chapter shall be in marked contrast to the color of their background and shall be readily distinctive and legible.
Additional requirements for obscured premises.
Owners of building(s) more than 50 feet from the edge of the road, street or right-of-way providing primary access to the lot shall, in addition to posting and displaying the assigned numbers on the building, post and display the assigned number on a post, pole, mailbox, lamppost, sign or other similar structure readily visible from the road or street not less than 15 feet from the curbline or access boundary.
Owners of building(s) obscured by trees, shrubbery or any other impediment to the clear and unobstructed view from the road, street or right-of-way providing primary access to the lot shall, in addition to posting and displaying the assigned numbers on the building, post and display the assigned number on a post, pole, mailbox, lamppost, sign or other similar structure readily visible from the road or street not less than 15 feet from the curbline or access boundary.
Numbers displayed pursuant to this chapter shall be placed so that they will not be obscured by trees, shrubbery or any other obstructions.
Where practicable, numbers displayed shall be placed near a light source so that the designated number may be readily seen at night.
Each separate building shall be assigned a unique number by the Town. A list of all assigned numbers shall be kept for informational purposes by the Town Engineer. The display of any number other than that assigned by the Town is prohibited.
The Building Inspector is hereby authorized to determine which building or buildings on a particular lot must be numbered, the adequacy of the display and compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning a building within the Town of Greenburgh which has failed or refused to display the designated number in the manner required by this chapter shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter.
Failure of any owner to comply with a notice of violation issued by the Building Inspector for violation of this chapter within 30 days after receipt of such notice from the Building Inspector shall be deemed to be a violation punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both. Notice of violation may be given by either personal service on the owner or by mailing a copy thereof to the owner's last known address. Every day the violation continues shall be considered a separate violation.