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Chapter 14.14 - Building Numbering and Street Naming

14.14.010 Buildings to be numbered
All buildings or structures, except detached accessory use structures, shall have displayed the proper building number above or near the primary door nearest the access point and emergency fire lane to any such numbered structure. It shall be the duty of the owner/occupant to place said numbers in the manner provided in this chapter. (Ord. O-99-8 §1, 1999; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.020 Designation
The City Manager, or his duly designated representative, shall designate the proper numbers for all houses, buildings or structures required to be numbered in the city. (Ord. O-99-8 §1, 1999; Ord. O-91-59 § 5 (part), 1991; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.030 Record
A. It shall be the duty of the City Manager, or his duly designated representative, to maintain in his office or department the official record of the proper numbers assigned to all houses, buildings or structures erected after August, 1970.
B. Records of addresses between 1946 and 1970 are retained in county files. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.040 Notice to place number
A. It shall be the duty of any owner/occupant of any premises, upon notice from the City Manager, or his duly designated representative, to cause the official number to be placed on any building so owned or occupied. Such numbers shall be placed in the manner required within 30 days after service of such notice.
B. It is unlawful for any owner/occupant to be in violation of this ordinance or to fail to place a required number upon any building, or to retain or use or permit to be retained or used upon any building, any number other than the number designated by the City Manager, or his duly designated representative. (Ord. O-99-8 §1, 1999; Ord. O-91-59 § 5 (part), 1991; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).


14.14.050 Renumbering and renaming
In all cases where a street has been named or numbered or renamed or renumbered pursuant to any other legal requirement, as the same may be required from time to time by action of the Council, it shall be the duty of the City Manager, or his duly designated representative, to adjust and rename or renumber such streets. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-91-59 § 5 (part), 1991; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982

14.14.060 Adjustments
In all cases where there is a mistake or conflict in names or numbers, or where some special arrangement varying from the general terms of this chapter is necessary, the City Manager, or his duly designated representative, shall direct and make the proper adjustment of the same. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-91-59 § 5 (part), 1991; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.070 Material and visibility of numerals - Placing
I. Addresses for single family residences, single story multi-family residences and commercial developments shall be as follows:
A. Building numbers shall be Arabic numerals constructed of durable material, of contrasting color with the background, and not less than 4 inches nor greater than 12 inches in height.
B. Building numbers shall be posted on the building and clearly visible from the adjacent right-of-way and from any adjacent private drive or alley. Building numbers shall be free of all sight obstructions including, but not limited to, shrubbery, fencing, garages, trailers and motor vehicles.
C. Those building numbers which must be visible from any adjacent private drive or alley may be posted on the building, an adjacent fence, an adjacent post or other adjacent structure.
II. Addresses for multi-family developments of two stories or more shall be as follows:
A. Buildings shall have arabic numerals that are constructed of durable material, of a contrasting color with the background, and not less than six inches (6") nor more than twelve inches (12") in height. The size of the number between the limitations of six inches (6") and twelve inches (12") shall be determined by factors relating to the visibility of the number from the street, the contrast between the color of the number and the color of the background, the necessity for more visibility of the building numbers and other criteria relating to the ready visibility of the building numbers.
B. Numbers shall be posted on the front of each building, as well as on the right-of-way and drive aisle sides of the buildings. Numbers shall be free of all sight obstructions, including but not limited to, trees, landscaping, garages, fences and motor vehicles.
C. A multi-family structure of 2 stories or more which contains an outside entrance which serves more than 2 units shall display the unit numbers at said entrance. In addition, each unit shall have its unit number displayed at or near its main entrance door. Where there is more than one stairwell in a building, the corresponding unit numbers will be placed outside each stairwell. Unit numbers will be of a contrasting color to the background and will be no less than 4 inches nor greater than 12 inches in height.
D. In multi-family developments where there are more than 4 residential buildings, there shall be a map posted at the main entrance of the development complex. The map shall show the development, indicating, at a minimum, the location of buildings and their addresses, the location of roads, alleys, and rights-of-way and amenities such as pools, club house, tennis courts, etc. (Ord. O-2000-16 § 1, 2000; Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-91-59 § 5 (part), 1991; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).


14.14.080 Street maps
The City Manager, or his designee, shall prepare, periodically, maps of the city streets showing the present official numbers of all buildings. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.090 Temporary signs
At all new construction sites, a temporary sign shall be erected on the property indicating the assigned address of the structure. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-94-40 § 5, 1994; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.100 Private roadways-Identification Signs
A. All private roadways within the city upon which building numbering and addressing are dependent shall be named and marked with reflectorized street signs having a primary legend in all capital letters no less than 4 inches high. Suffixes shall be in all capital letters no less than 2 inches high. The sign shall be placed at all intersections of private roadways with other private or public roadways and shall be erected and maintained by the owner or owners of said private roadway.
B. All private roadway identification signs shall be freestanding signs of a type approved by the Traffic Engineer and of no less than 6 inches in height and no less than 24 inches in length fastened at a height of no less than 7 feet to a pole securely anchored in the ground and as near as practicable to the edge of the private roadway being identified. The City Traffic Engineer shall approve the placement prior to the installation. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.110 Certificate of Occupancy
No final certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any building constructed pursuant to a building permit unless the provisions of this Chapter have been complied with. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-82-10 § 1 (part), 1982).

14.14.120 Default of, or noncompliance with provisions
A. The building official may immediately suspend the building permit and all work being done thereunder upon any evidence satisfactory to the Director of Public Works, or his designee, of nonperformance, noncompliance, or breach of the provisions of this Chapter. Withholding or suspension of building permits shall not be deemed to be an exclusive remedy for any breach of this Chapter.
B. Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Ordinance may result in a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment not to exceed 365 days or both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999).

14.14.130 Enforcement
In addition to enforcement by any authorized personnel, this ordinance may be enforced by the City Manager or his designee, or the Director of Public Works, or his designee. (Ord. O-99-8 § 1, 1999).