§ 150.002  OFFICIAL BUILDING NUMBERS.
   (A)   Owner to number buildings.
      (1)   The owner or occupant of each building in the city shall place and maintain on the building, front curb, and mail box an official building number in a conspicuous place that can be clearly seen from the public street or fire lane. This requirement does not apply to accessory buildings.
      (2)   The number must be placed within ten days after a new building is completed.
      (3)   The number must be placed by March 26, 1998, for existing buildings.
      (4)   In the event a number change is required to maintain the official city numbering plan and/or is recommended by the 911 Emergency Office or Building Official, the owner or occupant must comply with the change within 30 days of written notification.
      (5)   Any numbers required on buildings now or hereafter erected and fronting on any dedicated street or avenue shall have conspicuously displayed the number as provided by this section.
      (6)   In case there is doubt or a question arises as to the proper number to be displayed on any building in the city, the Building Official shall decide the question and fix the number of such building.
   (B)   Official numbering plan must be followed. The Building Official shall designate the official number which is to be placed on each building. A person may request an official number designation by submitting a legal description and site plan demonstrating the proposed numbering system to the Building Official for approval.
   (C)   Specification of numbers.
      (1)   A residential building must have an official building number placed pursuant to this section which must be at least three inches high, composed of a durable material approved by the Building Official, and of a color which is in contrast to the background.
      (2)   A multi-family complex must have a 12 inch number or letter on each building located at least eight feet above grade and not higher than 12 feet when facing the building entrance.
      (3)   Each apartment unit shall have affixed over each entrance way a number complying with the standards set out in § 150.002 (C)(1).
      (4)   All non-resident buildings shall have numbers a minimum of three inches high.
   (D)   Odd and even numbers.  Odd numbers shall be assigned to the south side, and even numbers assigned to the north side of streets and public accesses running east and west or substantially in that direction. Odd numbers shall be assigned to the west side, and even numbers assigned to the east side of streets and public accesses running north and south or substantially in that direction.
   (E)   Numbering within building complexes.
      (1)   A building complex composed of multiple structures must have an official number assigned to each building. Each unit within each building must also be assigned an official number. If there is sufficient street frontage, each unit or building may be assigned an official street address number. The official number for each unit must be conspicuously posted on the unit.
      (2)   If a building is situated within a complex in such a way that is not visible from a vehicular access the owners shall post and maintain directional signs along the nearest vehicular access indicating the location of the building by number and unit numbers.
   (F)   Directional signs within building complexes.
      (1)   In a building complex composed of multiple structures which contains internal vehicular accesses, if each official building number is not discernible from the public street, the owners of the building complex shall post directional signs at each entrance to the complex and at each intersection of vehicular accesses, other than public streets, within the complex.
      (2)   For the purpose of this section, an "entrance" to a complex is a point at which vehicular access to the complex, other than street, intersects with a public street.
      (3)   The directional signs must indicate the direction to the buildings and units by numbers, must be legible from the vehicular access, and must be painted with a color which is in contrast to the background.
   (G)   Rear numbering required on non-residential buildings.
      (1)   For all construction after February 24, 1998, official building numbers must be posted on the rear of non-residential buildings, so that the numbers are clearly visible from the street, alley, or fire lane. The numbers must comply with the requirements set out in § 150.002 (C)(4).
      (2)   The rear numbers shall be posted on the rear door of the building. If the building has more than one rear door, the official building number shall be posted on all rear doors, and the business name must be displayed on the outside of at least one rear door.
   (H)   Diagram of mall areas. The owner of a building complex which contains a mall area shall submit to the Police and Fire Departments a diagram of the complex, indicating the location of each business. When a change in a business is made, the owner shall advise the Police and Fire Departments in writing of the change within ten days.
(Ord. 98-010, passed 2-24-98)  Penalty, see § 150.999
Cross-reference:
   Streets and sidewalks, see Chapter 96