Posting Your Address

It is important that all occupied buildings post addresses that are clearly visible and in compliance with the Code of Ordinances. All structure numbers shall be constructed of a durable, weather resistant material. The color shall contrast with the color scheme of the structure, and if mounted on glass, shall contrast with the background and be clearly visible. Reflective numbers for nighttime identification are required, if not in a well-lit area.
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Complete Residential Requirements:


  • Be a minimum of four (4) inches in height
  • Be on a contrasting background
  • Be reflective for nighttime display, if not in a well-lit area
  • If property is more than 50 ft from the road or obstructed, number must also be displayed at the road; mailboxes are suitable for this requirement and should be posted on both sides

Complete Non-Residential Requirements:


  • Be a minimum of eight (8) inches in height
  • Be on a contrasting background
  • Be reflective for nighttime display, if not in a well-lit area
  • For single occupant buildings, if more than 50ft from the road or obstructed, number must also be displayed at the entrance/driveway
  • For multi-unit facilities, if more than 50ft from the road or obstructed, be displayed at the entrance/driveway and all unit numbers (suites, etc.) to be no less than 4" in height. The primary number should be displayed at a central point on the building if possible (ideally near a universal sign, i.e. building/complex name)
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Non-numeric posting of street addresses (i.e. Two Hundred Thirty instead of 230) are not permitted, except where accompanied by standard numeric postings.

Any person, business or property owner that fails to post an address number will be subject to penalties as outlined in the Ordinance. See section 8-5-40 for fines.

Reasons to Display your Address Properly

1. Protection in Case of Emergency

Protect your family and your property so emergency services can find you quickly. A visitor, child, or an injured person may be unable to give clear directions. New emergency personnel may be unfamiliar with your area.

2. Identification for Utility Services

Phone, electric, gas, cable, and other companies rely on an address to begin a new service or respond to a maintenance issue

3. Identification for Mail Services

Mail, package, and other deliveries require an address. Having that address clearly shown will ensure prompt delivery.

4. It’s the Law

All properties will be subject to enforcement measures that fail to comply.