Chapter 12.08
STREET AND ADDRESS SYSTEM

Sections:

12.08.010    Definitions.

12.08.020    Assignment of numbers to streets, avenues or places.

12.08.030    Boulevards, drives, ways, roads, parkways, or circles – Designation by ordinance.

12.08.040    Change of existing names.

12.08.050    Addresses for houses or buildings – Rules for issuance.

12.08.060    Addresses for houses or buildings – Changes authorized.

12.08.070    Addresses for houses or buildings – Posting specifications.

12.08.080    Enforcement authorized.

12.08.010 Definitions.

The following words or phrases whenever used in this chapter shall mean the following:

A. “Avenue” means a public or recorded private thoroughfare which affords primary access to abutting properties running generally in a north-south direction.

B. “Boulevard” or “drive” or “way” or “road” or “parkway” or “circle” means a public way dedicated or improved for general travel and as a primary means of access to the front of property either as a thoroughfare or cul-de-sac having such sinuosities as not to fit into the regular street or avenue pattern or a divided or other monumental way within or adjacent to a park, scenic or landscaped area and not being a portion or extension of a numbered street or avenue.

C. “Designating official” means the mayor or other city employee or employees authorized by the mayor to perform the duties as prescribed in this chapter.

D. “Place” means the same as a “street” or “avenue,” but lying between and parallel to streets or avenues as an extra street in the grid system of 16 streets to a mile.

E. “Street” means a public or recorded private thoroughfare which affords a primary means of access to abutting property, running generally in an east-west direction. (Ord. 2089 § 1, 1996; Ord. 2080 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1037 § 1, 1979)

12.08.020 Assignment of numbers to streets, avenues or places.

The designating official shall assign a number to such streets, avenues or places by application of the following principles:

A. All streets and avenues shall be designated by numbers assigned at intervals of one-sixteenth of a mile as measured from a section line.

B. Streets and places running generally east-west shall be consecutively increasing numbers as the intervals increase to the south. Avenues and places running generally north-south shall be consecutively increasing numbers as the intervals increase to the west. (Ord. 1037 § 2, 1979)

12.08.030 Boulevards, drives, ways, roads, parkways, or circles – Designation by ordinance.

New boulevards, drives, ways, roads or parkways, or circles shall be named or designated by ordinances by the city council after a recommendation by the interested persons, community groups, planning commission or the designating official. (Ord. 2089 § 2, 1996; Ord. 2080 § 2, 1996; Ord. 1037 § 3, 1979)

12.08.040 Change of existing names.

All existing named streets, avenues, places, boulevards, drives, ways, roads, or parkways, or circles shall continue to bear the designation unless changed by resolution or ordinance by the city council. (Ord. 2089 § 3, 1996; Ord. 2080 § 3, 1996; Ord. 1037 § 4, 1979)

12.08.050 Addresses for houses or buildings – Rules for issuance.

The designating official shall issue one address for each house, or building by application of the following rules:

A. House or building numbers shall be determined by adding two digits to the block number in which such house or building is located. A new block number shall be designated every 330 feet as measured from each quarter section line.

B. Consecutive numbers shall be assigned for each 10-foot interval, thus only 32 and 33 numbers can be assigned per block per even or odd side of the block respectively.

C. Numbers shall be assigned to the center of the building.

D. Every house or building shall be assigned only one address. Multiple-tenant buildings shall be addressed as per the following examples:

19100-A 44th Avenue W

19100-B 44th Avenue W

Multiple-tenant buildings having more than one floor shall be assigned addresses in the following manner:

19100-R-200 44th Avenue W

19100-R-303 44th Avenue W

(Ord. 1037 § 5, 1979)

12.08.060 Addresses for houses or buildings – Changes authorized.

The designating official shall make any necessary address changes to any house or building so as to make it conforming to the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1037 § 6, 1979)

12.08.070 Addresses for houses or buildings – Posting specifications.

The property owner of each house or building shall post the designated address in conformance with this chapter with numerals at least three inches high in colors contrasting with the background in such a manner and location that can easily be seen from the street or avenue. (Ord. 1037 § 7, 1979)

12.08.080 Enforcement authorized.

The administration of the city of Lynnwood shall be permitted to seek civil remedies to enforce the provisions of this chapter against any person, firm or corporation failing to comply with the requirements of this chapter. (Ord. 1037 § 8, 1979)