Village of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monroe 7-16-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is intended to establish and impose regulations requiring the assignment and display of street address numbers of buildings and property in the Village of Monroe in order to make the location of such property readily identifiable to police, volunteer fire companies, paramedics and other emergency agencies or otherwise of the Village of Monroe, other town and villages of the County of Orange and agencies of the County of Orange in order to accomplish the purpose as intended in the adoption, within the County of Orange, of an enhanced 911 system.
The Executive of the County of Orange, the Office of E-911 of the County of Orange and/or the Planning Board and/or the Building Inspector shall have authority to assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the Village of Monroe as exists as of the effective date of this chapter. Numbers shall be assigned to new parcels, created by subdivision or otherwise, by the Building Inspector of the Village of Monroe. The owner or occupier of every parcel of real property within the Village of Monroe, as exists 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 Village of Monroe, 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 Village of Monroe, 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 last, 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 number of the parcel of real property, such number shall be conspicuously displayed on the face of the building, the face being 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, such numbers shall be conspicuously displayed on the respective faces of each such building, the face being the side containing the main entrance facing the street address by the appropriate structure (i.e., a sign), it must be within 20 feet of the road pavement of the street without the aid of any artificial lens or lenses. Wherever practical, said number shall be placed near some light source of illumination so that it 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 faces 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. 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 or any house number other than the number assigned by the Village of Monroe is prohibited.
C. 
Size of numbers. For residential, the display numbers shall be four inches in height. For commercial, the displayed numbers shall be not less than six inches nor more than 12 inches in height.
D. 
The displayed numbers shall be clock 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 Village of Monroe 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.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Village of Monroe.