Town of Chester, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chester 4-9-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm devices and systems — See Ch. 34.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 50.
This chapter shall be entitled "Numbering of Buildings and Property Law for the Town of Chester."
The Executive of the County of Orange, the Office of E-911 of the County of Orange and/or the Town of Chester Planning Board and/or the Town of Chester Building Inspector and/or the Town of Chester Highway Superintendent shall have authority to assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the Town of Chester that exists as of the effective date of this chapter. Numbers shall be assigned to new parcels, created by subdivision or otherwise, by the Highway Superintendent of the Town of Chester. The owner or occupier of every parcel of real property within the Town of Chester, as of the effective date of this chapter, shall be notified, in writing, of the number assigned to the parcel of real property. For this purpose, notice given prior to the effective date of this chapter by the Executive of the County of Orange with respect to any parcel of real property within the Town of Chester, pursuant to the adoption of numbers with respect to the Enhanced 911 System, shall be deemed notice for the purposes hereunder.
Each owner, agent of the owner or occupier of real property within the Town of Chester having received notice of the number assigned to his/her parcel of real property shall, within 30 days after such notice or the effective date of this chapter, whichever occurs latter, be responsible for displaying and maintaining the display of the number of said parcel of real property, in accordance with this chapter as follows:
A. 
Commercial property (nonresidential). In the event that the parcel contains one building, then one number of the parcel of real property shall be conspicuously displayed on the face of the building. The face shall be the side facing the street of address and shall be readily readable from the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. In the event that the parcel contains more than one building and more than one number is assigned to the parcel of real property, then the numbers shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each building or on a gate post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign) within 20 feet of the road pavement of the street address that is readily readable from the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. Wherever practical, said numbers shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that they may be readily seen at night.
B. 
Residential property. On each parcel of improved residential property, the number shall be conspicuously displayed on the face of the building, the face being the side facing the street of address which it fronts, and shall be readily readable from the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. The number of the building shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective face of each such building. If the number is displayed on a gate, post, mailbox, fence or other appropriate structure (i.e., a sign), it must be within 20 feet of the edge of the road pavement of the property. If the building is not visible from the street, the number must be displayed on the mailbox or a visible post. The numbers shall be so placed that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building. Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night. The display of any house number other than the number assigned by the Town is prohibited.
C. 
Size of numbers. For residential property, the displayed numbers shall be three inches in height. For commercial property, the displayed numbers shall be not less than eight inches nor more than 12 inches in height.
D. 
The displayed numbers shall be block Arabic numerals.
E. 
The color of the displayed number must contrast with its background color.
Any owner, agent of the owner or occupier of real property within the Town of Chester who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $50. Each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. Before any fine is imposed, the owner or occupier shall be given a warning to remedy the defect within seven days. Failure to make said remedy shall subject the owner or occupier to the fines herein.
The within chapter shall be enforced by the Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Town of Chester.