Chapter 12.08
BUILDING NUMBERING1

Sections:

12.08.010    Required.

12.08.020    Divisions.

12.08.030    Numbers designated.

12.08.040    Numbering system.

12.08.050    Attachment to building.

12.08.060    Time limit for numbering.

12.08.070    Violation – Penalty.

12.08.010 Required.

It is hereby made the duty of the owners or occupants of all houses or places of business within the corporate limits of the city to cause to be put up in a conspicuous place thereon its number, as hereinafter provided. It is hereby made the duty of the owner or agents of all such houses or places of business to maintain such number. (Ord. 324 § 1, 1963).

12.08.020 Divisions.

For the purpose of such numbering, the city is hereby divided into four divisions, as follows:

A. All that portion lying north of Woodin Avenue and east of Columbia Street, to be known as northeast division;

B. All that portion lying south of Woodin Avenue and east of Columbia Street, to be known as southeast division;

C. All that portion lying north of Woodin Avenue and west of Columbia Street, to be known as northwest division;

D. All that portion lying south of Woodin Avenue and west of Columbia Street, to be known as southwest division. (Ord. 324 § 2, 1963).

12.08.030 Numbers designated.

All houses and places of business on streets in the northeast division shall be numbered from Woodin Avenue north, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the east side and odd numbers on the west side of the street.

All houses and places of business on streets or avenues in the northeast division shall be numbered from Columbia Street east, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the south side and odd numbers on the north side.

All houses and places of business on streets or avenues in the southeast division shall he numbered from Woodin Avenue south, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the west side and odd numbers on the east side.

All houses and places of business on streets or avenues in the southeast division shall be numbered from Columbia Street east, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the south side and odd numbers on the north side.

All houses and places of business on streets or avenues in the northwest division shall be numbered from Woodin Avenue north, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the east side and odd numbers on the west side.

All houses and places of business on streets or avenues in the northwest division shall be numbered from Columbia Street west, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the north side and odd numbers on the south side.

All houses and places of business on streets or avenues in the southwest division shall be numbered from Woodin Avenue south, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the west side and odd numbers on the east side.

All houses and places of business on streets or avenues in the southwest division shall be numbered from Columbia Street west, commencing with number 101 and continuing with even numbers on the north side and odd numbers on the south side. (Ord. 324 § 3, 1963).

12.08.040 Numbering system.

The decimal system of numbers is adopted and one hundred numbers are assigned to each block. All numbers shall be assigned to the owners or occupants of the buildings or houses by the city clerk. In motels, only the office or main building need be numbered. (Ord. 324 § 4, 1963).

12.08.050 Attachment to building.

The number so assigned by the city clerk shall be attached to the building or place of business to which it belongs in a conspicuous place, either above or at the side of the front entrance of said building or business and shall be of the reflector type so as to be readily visible at night. (Ord. 324 § 5, 1963).

12.08.060 Time limit for numbering.

All houses or places of business now erected shall be numbered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter within thirty days after the date of passage and publication of this chapter as required by law. All houses or places of business hereafter erected shall be so numbered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter within fifteen days after completion of its construction. (Ord. 324 § 6, 1963).

12.08.070 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars and/or imprisonment for a term of not exceeding ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 324 § 7, 1963).


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For statutory provisions authorizing the numbering of houses, see RCW 35.23.440(26).