All business houses, dwelling houses, and all other places which are inhabited, intended for habitation, or used for the carrying on of any business or occupation within the city will be numbered in plain figures, placed on the front thereof as to be easily read from the street line of the lot on which any building may be situated. Any building situated on two or more streets will have numbers that can be read from the street upon which that building’s street address has been designated. 

(Ord. 598, Sec. 1; Code 2007)

All houses or buildings fronting on public streets in the city will be numbered in conformity with the following provisions:

(a)   Odd numbers will be given to buildings on the West and south sides of streets and even numbers to those on the east and north sides of the same. A number will be reserved for each lot within each block of equivalent space between streets.

(b)   On streets running north and south from First Street, numbering will commence with number 100 on the east and number 101 on the west and will increase north and south at the rate of 100 numbers for each block or equivalent between streets.

(c)   On streets running east and west numbering will commence from Maple with number 100 on the north and number 101 on the south side and increase east and west at the rate of 100 numbers for each block or equivalent between streets.

(Ord. 598, Sec. 2; Code 2007)

(a)   A dwelling or rooms located on the second floor or a dwelling located on the same lot and to the rear of a dwelling fronting on a public street, will have the same number as the dwelling fronting the public streets, except with the number % added.

(b)   Each unit fronting a public street of a one-story multiple family unit will be numbered.

(c)   Each apartment house will have a number and each apartment therein will have the same number with an alphabetical letter assigned to each apartment.

(Ord. 598, Sec. 3; Code 2007)

Trailer courts will have a number and each trailer space therein will have the same number with a lot number and letter assigned to each space. 

(Ord. 598, Sec. 4; Code 2007)

Notwithstanding the above, all buildings with the city which reflects previously established building numbers prior to the enactment of this article will retain such numbers.

(Ord. 598, Sec. 5; Code 2007)

The city clerk will be empowered to establish such exceptions to the numbering system as may be necessary by irregular routing of streets or highways in the city. All exceptions will be shown on a plat prepared under the direction of the city engineer and maintained on file in the city administrative office.

(Ord. 598, Sec. 6; Code 2007).

The owner or occupant of any building, residence or structure fronting any public street will place on the buildings, residences or structures, the street number thereof in numerals and/or lettering at least three inches in height, of non-rust material and colored in sufficient contrast to the underlying surface so as to make them visible and readily identifiable from the street. Such numbering will be affixed to any new building or structure as a prerequisite to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, unless an exception is granted by the city clerk. In such cases, the numbering or lettering will be affixed in compliance with this article within 30 days of the date of the granting of the certificate of occupancy. All numbering will be in conformance with the provisions of this article. 

(Ord. 598, Sec. 7; Code 2007)

Any person found by the city clerk to be in violation of this article will be sent a notice of such violation by the city clerk or the clerk’s designee. The notice will be served by personal service upon the owner or occupant in violation or by service by certified mail, return receipt requested.  The notice will state:

(a)   That the person in violation will have 30 days from the date of the mailing of the notice to comply with the provisions of the building numbering ordinance of the city.

(b)   Statements with reasonable specificity as to what building is alleged to be in violation and how the structure is not in compliance with this article.

(c)   That failure to correct the violation within 30.days of the mailing of the notice may result in prosecution.

(Ord. 598, Sec. 8; Code 2007)