Local Law No. 2 of the Year 1993
Numbering of Buildings
A Local Law requiring the display of authorized
and assigned building numbers for every building fronting on any
street in the Town of Candor outside the Village of Candor.
Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of
Candor, New York, as follows:
Section 1. Legislative Findings:
The Board of Councilmen and Councilwomen of the Town of
Candor finds that the lack of a Townwide requirement for the
assigning and display of assigned numbers to the buildings within
the Town has resulted in a general inability to quickly and
conveniently locate an address and thus poses a problem of
increasing severity in the delivery of mail, packages and most
importantly the delivery of police, fire and medical emergency
For these reasons, the Town Board finds that enactment
of a law to require the prominent display of numbers of buildings
is both reasonable and appropriate; and that such law is
authorized by the Town in the exercise of its police power and
the Town Board hereby elects to do so.
Section 2. Purpose and Intent.
The purpose of this Local Law is to require the clear
display of authorized and assigned numbers for certain buildings
fronting on any street in the Town of Candor outside the Village
of Candor. This is in order to assist the general public and
providers of emergency services, delivery services and school bus
services, public and private, to more easily identify any
building within the Town in case of emergency or otherwise.
Section 3. Definitions.
BUILDING - Any enclosed structure having a roof and
walls and built specifically for human use or occupancy either as
a residence or in one or more commercial endeavors.
FRONT, FRONTAGE or FRONTING - That side of a lot or
parcel of land which abuts or faces the street; or, in the case
of corner lot or lots having streets on more than one side, the
side or boundary of the lot which the main doorway of the
building faces; or, in the case of lots served by an access strip
or common driveway, frontage shall be where the access or
driveway enters the public street.
MAP - The official map or maps prepared by the Town of
Candor Fire Department for the purpose assigning of street
address numbers to all of the buildings in the Town required to
have such numbers pursuant to this Local Law.
OWNER - Any person or persons, natural or corporate,
who are vested with fee simple title or a life estate to a
building (or portion thereof), or who are responsible for the
care, maintenance and payment of charges or levies of a building.
STREET - Any public or private right-of-way or
thoroughfare utilized for vehicular traffic within the corporate
limits of the Town.
Section 4. Assigning of Numbers
The Town Fire Department has previously been assigned
the task canvassing the Buildings within the Town of Candor. In
addition they have been directed to 'assign a number to each of
such buildings in accordance with a standard scheme so that all
buildings located on any specified street within the Town will be
identified in a sequential order.
Section 5. Display of Numbers
Numbers or letters spelling a number shall be required
on all buildings to which this Local Law applies both those now
in existence and or hereafter erected which front on any street
in the Town of Candor outside the Village of Candor and that such
numbers shall meet the standards hereinafter described and that
such shall be conspicuously placed and displayed thereon as
provided hereinafter by this Local Law.
Section 6. Responsibility of property owners.
Whenever any buildings shall be erected or located in the
Town of Candor outside the Village of Candor after the passage of
this Local Law and in order to preserve the continuity and
uniformity of numbers of the buildings it shall be the duty of
the owner of the property to ascertain the correct number or
numbers as designated, authorized and assigned by the Town Fire
Department from the Town Fire Department for said building and to
fasten on the building the proper marker clearly setting forth
the correct number or numbers so assigned upon said building as
required by this Local Law.
Section 7. Numbering Specifications.
- The owner of the property on which a building now
fronts or which may hereafter front upon any public
or private street shall, in accordance with this Local
Law cause the designated, authorized and assigned
number of such building to be permanently and
conspicuously placed and displayed thereon in
accordance with the specifications set forth herein.
Numbers shall be placed at the time of construction or
on an existing building within thirty (30) days of the
adoption of this Local Law in accordance with the
specifications set forth herein. Any building
presently numbered shall display the existing number.
- Specifications. Building numbers shall be:
- (1) In numbers or letters spelling a number
- (2) A minimum height of three (3) inches.
- (3) Mounted in secure fashion to the front
wall or porch of the building or fixed appurtenance on the front of the buildings so as to be clearly visible
from the street.
- (4) Sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement,
spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.
- (5) At least thirty (30) inches above ground level and so placed
that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight
of the numbers from the street upon which the building fronts.
- (6) If possible, the numbers shall be placed alongside any existing outside lighting so as to be illuminated.
- (7) All buildings having glass fronts or glass doors may use decal
type or hand lettered numerals placed on the glass of the main doorway
or on the glass adjacent to or above the main doorway.
- Placement of numbers on post, rod or mailbox.
- (1) If the numbers affixed to the front of the
building would not be visible from the street as required herein as an
alternative thereto, requirements of this Local Law are satisfied if the
owner shall provide the numbers, as required herein above, upon a post,
rod or other type of fixture of substantial nature adj acent to a
driveway leading to said building so that the number may be conspicuous
and visible from either direction when travel ing on the road.
The location shall not be greater than thirty (30) feet from the edge of
the roadway. A mailbox, post or rod on the
opposi te side of the street that the building fronts on will not
satisfy the requirements of the Local Law.
- (2) In the case of apartment, condominium and/or townhouse
complexes, the number posted shall be the official
mailing address number. Numbers shall be placed on each building. The
numbers shall be at least three (3) inches in height and shall be
adequately visible from the roadways within any apartment, condominium
and/townhouse complex. Each main
entranceway shall display numbers at least three (3) inches in height of
the apartments within the entranceway. Each apartment door shall
display numbers and/or letters at least two (2) inches in height. A
storm or screen door shall not obscure required numbers.
Section 8. Responsibility for posting numbers.
The posting of the numbers as required hereinabove
shall be the responsibility of the owner of the property on which
the building is located. In the case of an apartment complex,
the responsibility shall be that of the owner of the property
upon which the apartment complex is located. In the case of an
condominium or townhouse complex, the responsibility shall be
that of the owner of the condominium or townhouse.
Section 9. Notice to place numbers.
If the owner of the property on which a building is
located shall fail, refuse or neglect to place the designated
authorized and assigned number on the building or replace it when
necessary, the Code Enforcement Officer may cause a notice to be
personally served on such owner or mailed by registered mail to
his last known address ordering him to place or replace the
number. Such owner shall comply with such notice within thirty
(30) days from date of service.
Section 10. Maintenance of numbers.
Each owner of property responsible as outlined in this
Local Law shall be also responsible for the continued maintenance
and legibility of the required numbers.
Section 11. Violations and penalties.
If the owner of the property upon wpich a building is
located shall fail or refuse to display or cause to be displayed
the number designated, authorized and assigned thereto in
conformity with the provisions of this Local Law within thirty
(30) days after notice to do so, he shall be liable upon
conviction, for a penalty not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars
($250.00) for each offense, and each week after the giving of
such notice shall constitute a separate offense.
Section 12. Enforcement.
The enforcing officer shall be the Code Enforcement
Section 13. Severability.
If any section or provision of this Local Law shall be
held invalid in any court, the same shall not affect the other
sections or provisions of this ordinance, except so far as the
section or provision so declared invalid shall be inseparable for
the remainder or any portion thereof.
Section 14. Effective date.
This Local Law No. 2 of the Year 1993 shall be effective
immediately upon being filed in the office of the Secretary of
state of the state of New York and shall be retroactive to all
existing buildings in the Town of Candor at the time of its