CHAPTER XVI. STREETS AND SIDEWALKSCHAPTER XVI. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS\ARTICLE 3. HOUSE NUMBERING

Buildings and building sites in the city shall be numbered in accordance with the rules and regulations hereinafter set forth.

(Code 1973, 16-401)

The principal base line for numbers of building sites on the streets running north and south shall be Wichita Avenue (U.S. Highway No. 40). The word “North” shall prefix the names of all streets lying north of Wichita Avenue, and the word “South” shall prefix the names of all streets lying south of Wichita Avenue.

(Code 1973, 16-402)

The principal base line for numbers of buildings and building sites on the streets running east and west shall be Main Street. The word “East” shall prefix the names of all streets lying east of Main Street and the word “West” shall prefix the names of all streets lying west of Main Street.

(Code 1973, 16-403)

The hundred in any number assigned to any building or building site shall indicate approximately the number of blocks the building or building site is from one of the principal base lines indicated in section 16-302 and 16-303.

(Code 1973,16-404)

Building and building sites shall be so numbered that only:

(a)   Even numbers shall appear on the south and west sides of the streets;

(b)   Odd numbers shall appear on the north and east sides of the street.

(Code 1973, 16-405)

The counting shall not exceed one number to each 13.2 feet.

(Code 1973, 16-406)

In case of doubt or where a question arises as to the proper number to be assigned to any lot or building the building official shall decide the question and fix the number of such lot or building. When the building official shall issue a building permit or a building-moving permit, it shall be his or her duty to assign a number to the building to be erected or located on the lot or lots and he or she shall enter the proper number on the permit issued by him or her.

(Code 1973, 16-407)

All buildings now or hereafter erected fronting on any street shall have conspicuously placed on such building, the number provided by this article. All buildings that may be erected or relocated after the taking effect of this article shall be numbered as herein provided and within 30 days after their completion.

(Code 1973, 16-408)

The figures of each number put on any building shall not be less than two inches in length and shall be placed on, or above, or by the side of the front door of such building.

(Code 1973, 16-409)

Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this article or who shall remove, destroy, or in any way injure any number put on any building shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum of not less than $25 nor more than $500.

(Code 1973, 16-410)