Chapter 12.16
HOUSE NUMBERING

Sections:

12.16.010    Applicable streets.

12.16.020    Odd and even numbers.

12.16.030    Base line.

12.16.040    Numbering in each block.

12.16.050    Placement of numbers on house.

12.16.060    Filing of plats.

12.16.070    Owner to number at owner’s expense.

12.16.080    Fine for showing wrong number.

12.16.010 Applicable streets.

All house and buildings fronting on any public street or avenue in that part of the city hereafter bounded and described shall be numbered in conformity with the provisions contained in this chapter. This chapter shall apply to that part of the city enclosed within the following boundary:

Commencing at the intersection of the centerline of Scott Street with the centerline of Front Street, thence east along the centerline of Front Street (including the wharves) to the centerline of block four, Original Townsite; thence north along the centerline of the tier of blocks to the centerline of Lawrence Street; thence east along the centerline of Lawrence Street to the centerline of Jackson Street; thence north along the centerline of Jackson Street to the centerline of Roosevelt Street; thence east along the centerline of Roosevelt Street to the centerline of Hudson Street; thence north along the centerline of Hudson Street to the centerline of Cosgrove Street; thence west along the centerline of Cosgrove Street to the centerline of Jackson Street; thence south along the centerline of Jackson Street to the centerline of Roosevelt Street; thence west along the centerline of Roosevelt Street to the centerline of Taylor Street; thence north along the centerline of Taylor Street to the centerline of Taft Street; thence west along the centerline of Taft Street to the centerline of Oak Street; thence south along the centerline of Oak Street to the centerline of “F” Street; thence west along the centerline of “F” Street to the centerline of Willow Street; thence north along the centerline of Willow Street to the centerline of “J” Street; thence west along the centerline of “J” Street to the centerline of Cherry Street; thence south along the centerline of Cherry Street to the centerline of “F” Street; thence east along the centerline of “F” Street to the centerline of Willow Street; thence south along the centerline of Willow Street to the Kuhn Estate; thence west along the Kuhn Estate to the centerline of Walker Street; thence south along the centerline of Walker Street to the centerline of Lawrence Street; thence west along the centerline of Lawrence Street to the centerline of Scott Street; thence south along the centerline of Scott Street to the place of beginning.

(Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 818 § 1, 1912).

12.16.020 Odd and even numbers.

Buildings on the east side of streets and avenues running in a northerly and southerly direction and on the north side of streets and avenues running in an easterly and westerly direction shall be entitled to even numbers and buildings on the opposite side of the streets and avenues to odd numbers. (Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 818 § 2, 1912).

12.16.030 Base line.

The initial or base line for numbering buildings fronting on streets running in a northerly and southerly direction shall be Front Street; and the initial point or base line for numbering buildings fronting on streets running in an easterly and westerly direction shall be Hudson Street; and the first street number in each case shall be 100 and the first number in each succeeding block going from the waterfront in either direction shall be increased by 100. (Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 818 § 3, 1912).

12.16.040 Numbering in each block.

The buildings in each block shall be numbered consecutively from the initial number of such block, and each main entrance door on all the streets within the district shall be entitled to a number and vacant land or lots between buildings fronting on such streets shall be entitled to one number for every 10 feet or fraction thereof, and as to land lying in areas where no platted streets exist, the same rule shall apply as if the platted streets in the city were extended into such unplatted area. A block as used in this chapter shall consist of two half-blocks, one on each side of the street. House numbers for buildings on corner or through lots shall be numbered on the street which affords the principal means of access to the property. (Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 2125 § 1, 1988; Ord. 1644 § 1, 1972; Ord. 818 § 4, 1912).

12.16.050 Placement of numbers on house.

The figures used in numbering the houses shall be made of durable material which is colored to contrast sharply with the background and shall be at least five inches high, and such numbers shall be placed in a conspicuous place near the door so that the same may be easily seen from the street. If the figures cannot be easily seen from the street, a second set of figures, which shall be at least three inches high, shall be placed on a post or mailbox at the property line adjacent to the main entrance on the street. (Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 2125 § 2, 1988; Ord. 818 § 5, 1912).

12.16.060 Filing of plats.

A. It shall be the duty of the development services director to prepare and keep in his/her office plats of lots and blocks within the districts and to enter thereon the house number of all buildings or building lots in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and any person or persons desiring to ascertain the number or numbers for house numbering purposes shall, upon applying and paying a fee to the city development services department, be informed in writing of the proper number or numbers; provided, however, that every application for a building permit issued by the city after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section shall also include application for house number, and shall be accompanied by the application fee. The fee shall be as established by council resolution.

B. The fee set forth in subsection A of this section shall not apply and shall not be collected between June 4, 1986, and January 1, 1987. (Ord. 3051 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 2040 § 1, 1986; Ord. 1644 § 2, 1972; Ord. 818 § 6, 1912).

12.16.070 Owner to number at owner’s expense.

It shall be the duty of every person owning a building located within the district to number the same at his/her own expense within 15 days after the taking effect of the ordinance codified in this chapter in accordance with the provisions thereof, and it shall be the duty of the public works department to notify the owner or owners of unnumbered houses of the requirement of this chapter, and that such houses be properly numbered within 30 days after such notification.

A. Director’s Authority. Whenever the public works director or his or her designee (“director”) determines that a condition exists in violation of this chapter or any standard required to be adhered to by this chapter, or in violation of any permit issued hereunder, he or she is authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

B. Chapter 1.20 PTMC Applicable. All violations of any provision of this chapter or incorporated standards, or of any permit or license issued hereunder, are declared nuisances and made subject to the administration and enforcement provisions of Chapter 1.20 PTMC, including any amendments, and including but not limited to abatement, criminal penalty, and civil penalty as set forth in Chapter 1.20 PTMC, which are incorporated by reference as if set forth herein. (Ord. 2952 § 3, 2008; Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 818 § 7, 1912).

12.16.080 Fine for showing wrong number.

If any person shall display on any building or house fronting on any street within the district any numbering different from the numbers here indicated, he shall be subject to the same fine provided in PTMC 12.16.070. (Ord. 2578 § 5, 1997; Ord. 818 § 8, 1912).