§ 155.072  ADDRESSING SYSTEM.
   (A)   Uniform numbering system adopted.
      (1)   A uniform system of numbering properties and principal buildings, as shown on the maps identified by the title, “Uniform Numbering System Map, County of Charleston, S.C.,” dated September 30, 1983, (hereinafter referred to as “property number map”), which is filed in the Town Department of Planning and Development office, is adopted for use in the town.
      (2)   This map and all explanatory matter thereon is adopted and made a part of this chapter.
   (B)   Assignment of numbers.
      (1)   All properties or parcels of land within the incorporated limits of the town shall hereafter be identified by reference to the uniform numbering system adopted herein; provided, further that all existing numbers of property and buildings not now in conformity with provisions of this chapter shall be changed to conform to the system herein adopted.
      (2)   All numbers shall be assigned by the Department of Planning and Development office on the basis of one number for each 40 feet of frontage along the street.
         (a)   Grid lines, as shown on the property numbering map, indicate the point at which numbers will change to the next higher multiple of 100, and the range of numbers between grid lines thereon shall be consistent with the range of numbers as indicated on the map.
         (b)   All buildings north of east-west streets and east of north-south streets shall bear even numbers, and likewise, all buildings on the south side of east-west streets and west of north-south streets shall bear odd numbers.
         (c)   All streets running more nearly north-south shall be numbered as north-south streets, and all streets running more nearly east-west shall be numbered as east-west streets.
      (3)   No building shall be assigned more than one number.
      (4)   Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, when multiple buildings have frontage within one or more assigned 40-foot frontage areas and, under the remaining provisions of this chapter, each such building would be assigned a separate number designation; but, if due to a limited amount of frontage, sufficient numbers are not available, then all such buildings at that location will be assigned the same number and each such building will carry a letter designation such as A, B, C, in addition to the assigned number.
   (C)   Location of numbers.
      (1)   When each house or building has been assigned its respective number or numbers, the owner, occupant, or agent shall place, or cause to be placed, upon each house or building controlled by him or her the number or numbers assigned under the uniform system as provided in this chapter.
      (2)   Such numbers shall be placed on existing buildings on or before the effective date of this chapter, and within 20 days after the assigning of the proper number in the case of numbers assigned after the effective date of this chapter.
         (a)   The cost of numbers shall be paid for by the property owner.
         (b)   Residential numbers used shall not be less than three inches in height.
         (c)   Business numbers shall not be less than four inches in height.
         (d)   These numbers shall be made of a durable and clearly visible material, and shall be in a contrasting color from the building.
      (3)   Placement of numbers.
         (a)   The numbers shall be conspicuously placed immediately above, on, or at the side of the proper door of each building so that the number can be seen plainly from the street line.
         (b)    Whenever any building is situated more than 50 feet from the street line, the number must be placed near the walk, driveway, or common entrance to such building and upon a mail box, gate post, fence, post, or other appropriate place so as to be easily discernible from the street line.
   (D)   Administration.
      (1)   For the purpose of facilitating correct numbering, grid maps of all streets, avenues, and public ways within the town showing the proper numbers of all houses or other buildings fronting upon all streets, avenues, or public ways shall be kept on file in the Department of Planning and Development.  These grid maps shall be open to inspection of all persons during normal office hours.
      (2)   Assignment of numbers.
         (a)   It shall be the duty of the  Department of Planning and Development to inform any party applying therefor of the number or numbers belonging to or embraced within the limits of any lot or property as provided in this subchapter.
         (b)   In case of conflict as to the proper number to be assigned to any building, the  Department of Planning and Development shall determine the number of such building.
      (3)   Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located in the town after the establishment of the uniform system of numbering provided for herein has been completed, in order to preserve the continuity and uniformity of numbers of the houses, buildings, and structures, it shall be the duty of the owner to procure the correct number or numbers as designated by the Department of Planning and Development for the number or numbers so assigned upon the building as provided by this chapter.
         (a)   No building permit shall be issued for any house, building, or structure until the owner has procured from the Department of Planning and Development the official number of the premises.
         (b)   Final approval of any structure erected, repaired, altered, or modified after the effective date of this chapter shall be withheld by the Town Building Official, until permanent and proper numbers have been affixed to the structure.
   (E)   Application to portions of the town.  The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable only in those portions of the town that are not located within the confines of any unincorporated area within the county.
('81 Code, §§ 99.01 - 99.05) (Ord. passed 11-7-83;  Am. Ord. 02045, passed 7-9-02; Am. Ord. 16082, passed 10-11-16)