[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of Horsham Township 2-1-1955 by Ord. No. 134 (Ord. No. 29 of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The survey, plan and system for the numbering of houses and buildings, a copy of which is hereto attached and made a part hereof, is hereby approved and adopted.
The numbers shall be placed in a conspicuous place on or over each front door, on the front transom bar, front transom glass or front show window, over or on either side of the entrance, the said numbers to be of paint, metal or enamel, and at least four inches in height, the color of the number to be in contrast to the immediate background, and shall be placed in full view from the opposite side of the street.
It shall be unlawful to cover any house number with anything whatsoever, or conceal it in any way, and all old numbers shall be removed from any house, building or structure when a new number has been assigned and when so directed by the Township.
The Zoning Officer shall be charged with the responsibility of administering this chapter. He shall at all times maintain an official Township House-Numbering Map showing all house numbers assigned. Said map shall be kept in the Township Building of Horsham Township and shall be open for examination to the residents of the Township.
A subdivider or builder of properties on subdivision shall submit a house-numbering plan (prepared in accordance with the official Township House-Numbering Plan) to the Zoning Officer for approval thereof. When approved, house numbers shall be assigned and the same erected by the subdivider or builder of the subdivision in the same manner as herein provided for others within the Township.
County Line Road and the Upper Moreland Township boundary line are the base lines for the numbering system, to wit, County Line Road for numbering vertical streets; and the Upper Moreland Township boundary line for numbering horizontal streets. Vertical streets shall be allotted numbers of one digit, i.e., from one up, beginning at County Line Road. Horizontal streets shall be allotted numbers of three digits, i.e., from 100 up, beginning at the Upper Moreland Township boundary.
All even numbers shall be assigned to houses and other buildings on the southerly and westerly side of streets. Odd numbers shall be assigned on the northerly and easterly side of streets.
Blocks or series of numbers shall be allotted to areas between major intersecting streets.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall number or attempt to number any house or building contrary to this chapter and the plan hereby approved and adopted, or who shall fail or neglect to number their house or building in accordance herewith, or who shall fail to change the number thereon on notification of the Zoning Officer, and any person or persons who shall alter, deface, remove or destroy any number required to be displayed by this chapter, shall, upon conviction before a District Justice, be subject to a penalty of not less than $200 nor more than $500, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues may be regarded as a separate offense and punishable as such.