CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 6. NUMBERING HOUSES

All lots, plats of lots or other property abutting on any street or avenue shall be numbered.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 1)

Grand Avenue shall constitute the base line for all numbering on the streets running north and south, and Main Street shall constitute the base line for all numbering on the streets running east and west.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 2)

In the business district from the corner of each block’ nearest its respective base line, each 25 feet of frontage shall be given a number; where two buildings or rooms are located on the same 25 feet of frontage, the second building or room shall be designated with the same number given the first building or room with the number one-half added.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 3)

In the residence district comprising all of the municipality outside of the business district, from the corner of each block next to its respective baseline, each 50 feet of frontage shall be given a number, except where lots vary from 50 feet in width, such lots shall be numbered to conform to the size of the lot; where two dwellings are located on the same lot, the second dwelling shall have the same number as the first dwelling with the number one-half added.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 4)

All lots, parts of lots, houses and places of business located on those portions on any street extending north and south and being north of Grand Avenue base line shall be known and designated as “North,” and all south of Grand Avenue base line shall be known and designated as “South,” and all located on all those portions of any street extending east and west and being east of the Main Street base line shall be known and designated as “East,” and all west of the Main Street base line shall be known and designated as “West.”

(Ord. 330, Sec. 5)

On all streets the numbers shall run in consecutive order alternating from side to side. The even numbers shall be on the east side of the streets running north and south from Grand Avenue and on the north side of the streets running east and west on Main Street.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 6)

The numbers shall run 100 to each block or distance between two intersections on the same street. Where the streets intersect but do not cross, the numbers shall run in each case to a street intersecting on both sides of the street being numbered. The respective blocks located upon the streets which do not intersect the base lines shall bear the 100 number of the corresponding block nearest the same location on the nearest street, extending in the same direction, which does intersect the base lines.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 7)

In case of doubt or where a question arises as to the proper number to be assigned to any lot or building, the city clerk shall decide the question and fix the number of such lot or building.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 8)

All buildings nor or hereafter erected or fronting on any street or alley shall have conspicuously placed on such buildings the number as provided by this article.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 9)

The number plate placed upon any building shall be metal or wood or the number may be painted on the front of the building, door, post, transom, or other place. The number shall be at least three inches in height so as to be easily seen from the street.

(Ord. 330, Sec. 10)

If any person or corporation owning property in the city should fail to place numbers on his, her or its property upon receiving written notice by registered mail requesting him, her or it to number his, her or its property in conformity to this article, then the city may number the property as provided by this article and the city clerk shall certify the cost thereof to the Marion County Clerk to be charged against the property along with taxes on the same.

 (Ord. 330, Sec. 11)