CHAPTER 150 – Building Numbering



150.01 Definitions 150.05 Method of Numbering Streets
150.02 Duty to Number 150.06 Long Blocks or Other Conflicts
150.03 Assignment of Numbers 150.07 Time of Numbering
150.04 Base Lines 150.08 Defacement or Destruction

150.01    DEFINITIONS. For use in this chapter, the following terms are defined:

  1. “Business building” means any building used to conduct any commercial activity or governmental function.

  2. “Number” means Arabic numerals not less than two and one-half (2½) inches in height, which are constructed of substantial material which can be securely fastened to residences and business buildings, and which are of such color or finish so as to be easily read.

  3. “Residence” means any dwelling place that is customarily inhabited by humans.

  4. “Street” means any street designated as such by the City plat.

150.02    DUTY TO NUMBER. It is hereby made a duty of the owner, occupant or agent of every residence or business building within the City to place or cause to be placed upon such building, in a conspicuous place, or over or at the side of the main entrance thereto, the number of the building as hereinafter provided.

150.03    ASSIGNMENT OF NUMBERS. Even numbers shall be assigned to the east side of all streets running north and south, and odd numbers to the west side thereof; odd numbers shall be assigned to the north side of all streets running east and west, and even numbers to the south side thereof. All building numbers shall be assigned by the Clerk in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

150.04    BASE LINES. Main Street is hereby established as the base line for the numbering of buildings on streets running north and south, and Center Street is hereby established as the base line for the numbering of buildings on streets running east and west.

150.05    METHOD OF NUMBERING STREETS. Commencing at the base line, the first block shall be known as the one hundred block, and subsequent blocks or a distance equal thereto shall be known consecutively in the hundreds. The first number shall be 101 on one side of the street, as herein provided, and the first number on the other side of the street shall be 102; said numbers shall increase consecutively as herein provided to the end of the block. The numbering shall start anew in each succeeding block, or any equal distance thereto, and in each instance, the first number shall be 100 greater than the first numbers on the preceding block. Half numbers shall be assigned to all upstairs or basement entrances.

150.06    LONG BLOCKS OR OTHER CONFLICTS. Whenever a conflict arises due to long blocks or other causes, the Clerk shall resolve the same and determine the numbers to be assigned to any particular building or buildings.

150.07    TIME OF NUMBERING. The owner or agent of all buildings or houses on which the proper numbers do not appear shall put the proper number up as herein provided, and all new buildings shall be numbered with the proper numbers within ten (10) days after completion. All numbers shall be maintained in good condition.

150.08    DEFACEMENT OR DESTRUCTION. It is unlawful, unless done with the owner’s or agent’s consent, to destroy or deface any building numbers.