[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wallingford 2-8-1977 by Ord. No. 227. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to establish an effective and easily recognizable system of the exact location of the various building units in the Town of Wallingford to ensure the rapid location of any building unit by emergency vehicles. The Fire Marshal and the Chief of the Fire Department have determined that the best means of such identification is by properly numbering all building units in the Town of Wallingford.
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation of this chapter:
- BUILDING UNIT
- An apartment, boardinghouse, condominium building or condominium unit, single-family dwelling, multifamily dwelling, hotel, motel, individual trailer, trailer camp, tourist cabin, tourist home, commercial establishment, industrial building, government building and any other building which, in the opinion of the Building Inspector, comes under the provisions of this chapter.
- BUILDING UNIT NUMBER
- A number no less than three inches in height, placed on each building unit, which number is visible from the street. The number on the building shall be located on the top, bottom or on sides of the main entrance of the building facing the street. In the case of a building more than 50 feet from said street, the owner shall, in addition to the number on said building, display a number on a mailbox or fence or a post, located on the side of the driveway or sidewalk, so as to make said number easily visible from the street. When a mailbox is on the curbline of said property, as numbered in accordance herewith, the building number shall be placed on both sides of the box and shall have numbers three inches high.
It shall be the responsibility of the Building Inspector of the Town of Wallingford to devise and have readily available an assigned building unit number for each unit in the Town of Wallingford. "Having readily available" shall be determined to mean, in the case of subdivisions, within 10 days of the filing of the final subdivision map; and for all other units, within five days of the granting of any building permit. In the case of undeveloped land, it shall be the responsibility of the Building Inspector to keep available properly sequenced numbers for later use.
It shall be the duty of the owner of the property to obtain the proper building unit number and to display the same in accordance with this chapter. In the case of multiple units, it shall be the responsibility of the owner of the fee of any parcel of land on which a building unit is located to comply with this chapter.
It shall be the responsibility of the Building Inspector or his assistant as designated by the Mayor or the Housing Code Enforcement Officer to enforce the provisions of this chapter, which duty shall include the periodic review of the building units within the town to assure compliance. The initial compliance date shall be 30 days after the effective date of this chapter.
Any person who does not comply with this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $10 as hereinafter provided. In the event that any person shall be found by the Building Inspector or any other official of the Police or Fire Departments or the office of the Fire Marshal to not be in compliance with this chapter, it shall be the responsibility of the Building Inspector to immediately notify said individual that he must comply within seven days of the date of said notice.
In the event of noncompliance within said time, the Building Inspector or such other designated official shall be required to present said noncompliance to the Town of Wallingford Police Department for prosecution under the terms of this chapter.