New Law Requires Clearly Marked Addresses at All Building Entrances
The city council recently enacted a bill that would require street numbers to be placed on every side of a building that contains an entrance primarily used for day-to-day pedestrian ingress or egress. The bill is currently awaiting the mayor’s signature before becoming law.
The bill also increases the civil penalty for failing to post street numbers from $25 to $250 and the daily penalty from $5 to $50. Borough presidents are tasked with enforcing the current law, which was written when they controlled the Bureau of Encroachments and Incumbrances. That department has since been eliminated and borough presidents are hoping a buildings-related agency such as the DOB will act in their place.