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12.12 – House Numbers

12.12.010 – Numbering plan established

All lots, buildings and structures in the city shall be numbered in accordance with the following plan:
Numbers, as hereinafter designated, are allotted all streets in the city and the basis for such allotment shall beone hundred numbers to each city block, even numbers on the northerly side of all streets running in anortherly and southerly direction; and odd numbers on the southerly side of all streets running in an easterlyand westerly direction, and on the westerly side of all streets running in a northerly and southerly direction,and that base street for allotting and designating all numbers shall be as follows:

  1. East Main Street shall be the base for all east numbers on the east side of the Fox River.
  2. Fifth Avenue shall be the base for all north numbers north of East Main Street on the east sideof the Fox River.
  3. Seventh Avenue to the intersection with Jefferson Avenue, and the "Moore Road" from saidintersection to the southerly city limits, shall be the base for all south numbers south of EastMain Street on the east side of the Fox River.
  4. West Main Street shall be the base for all west numbers on the west side of the Fox River.
  5. Fifth Street shall be the base for all north numbers north of West Main Street on the west sideof the Fox River.
  6. Third Street and Anderson Boulevard shall be the base for all south numbers south of WestMain Street on the west side of the Fox River.
(Prior code: § 10.501)

12.12.020 – Chart showing street numbers to be kept by the city clerk

The city clerk shall keep a chart showing the proper street number of every lot in the city which chart shall be open for inspection by anyone interested therein.

(Prior code: § 10.502)

12.12.030 – Owner's responsibility to place number on structure - Penalty for violation

It shall be the duty of the owner and occupant of every single-family and multiple-family dwelling structure in the city to cause every principal building or structure to have posted thereon figures showing the number of that building or structure. It shall further be the duty of the owner and respective occupants of all structures or portions thereof for which an address has been assigned, other than one-family and two-family dwelling structures, in the city to have posted thereon within ten feet of all exterior doors figures showing the number assigned to that structure or portion thereof. Said figures shall be in Arabic numbers which shall be a minimum of three inches in height and of proportionate width, of contrasting color to the mounting surface, and be affixed in such a place to be easily and distinctly read and in plain view from the street. All such numbers shall be placed within ten feet of the front door and shall be visible from the street abutting the front yard. In the event the front door is not on the side of the building or structure facing the street, the requirement of being within ten feet of the front door shall not apply. In an area where the numbers are on a curbside mail box, such numbers shall be on the side of approaching traffic. During construction, buildings shall have temporary numbers affixed to or painted on the structure. This section shall not apply to existing buildings and structures already numbered in a place visible from the street, but shall apply if such numbers are replaced. Any person, firm or corporation failing to so number any principal building or structure owned or occupied by him or it, after receiving notice to do so from the city clerk, shall be fined one dollar for each day on which the failure to so number continues, and each day shall be considered a separate violation.

(1980-M-19: § 1)