Chapter 12.08
STREET NUMBERING AND NAMES

Sections:

12.08.010    Numbering – Purpose.

12.08.020    Numbering – Designated.

12.08.030    Even and odd numbered sides of streets.

12.08.040    Numbers limited by block size.

12.08.050    Approval and filing of numbering system.

12.08.060    Platting within city to conform to existing streets.

12.08.070    Platting outside city to conform to existing streets.

12.08.080    Specifications for manufactured numbers.

12.08.090    Approval required for use of number.

12.08.100    Streets – Names designated by official map.

12.08.110    Streets – Identification signs.

12.08.120    Streets – Classification and designation.

12.08.130    Building address numbers – Display required.

12.08.135    Building address numbers – Display on residential garbage cans required.

12.08.140    Building address numbers – Designated by official map.

12.08.150    Building address numbers – When more than one number assigned.

12.08.160    Building address numbers – Obtaining.

12.08.170    Building address numbers – Clerk-treasurer to decide controversies.

12.08.180    Building address numbers – Specifications.

12.08.190    Authority to change street names or numbering systems.

12.08.010 Numbering – Purpose.

Inasmuch as there has been considerable confusion in locating and directing the public to addresses in the city, the city council deems it wise to provide for numbering of each block in the city limits and to provide for numbering of later additions to the city. (Ord. 151 § 1, 1948).

12.08.020 Numbering – Designated.

Beginning on Main Street, the first block north shall be numbered from 100 to 200, and the second block from 200 to 300, etc.; the first block south shall be numbered from 100 to 200 and the second block from 200 to 300, etc.; beginning on Division Street, the first block east shall be numbered from 100 to 200 and the second block from 200 to 300, etc.; the first block west shall be numbered from 100 to 200 and the second from 200 to 300, etc. (Ord. 151 § 2, 1948).

12.08.030 Even and odd numbered sides of streets.

Each number shall cover 25 feet of frontage. The north side of the street shall be even numbers; the south side shall be odd numbers; the west side shall be odd numbers; and the east side shall be even numbers. (Ord. 151 § 3, 1948).

12.08.040 Numbers limited by block size.

Any block more than 750 feet in length shall contain no more than 50 numbers. (Ord. 151 § 5, 1948).

12.08.050 Approval and filing of numbering system.

The numbering system as set forth in accordance with a plat shall be approved by the planning commission and the city council and shall be with the city clerk-treasurer. (Ord. 151 § 4, 1948).

12.08.060 Platting within city to conform to existing streets.

Before any platting or unplatting of land or the replat of any platted land within the city, the streets and avenues must conform as nearly as possible to the existing streets and avenues. (Ord. 151 § 6, 1948).

12.08.070 Platting outside city to conform to existing streets.

Any land outside the city, before the same may become part of the numbering system, must be platted and the streets and avenues must conform as nearly as possible to the existing streets and avenues. (Ord. 151 § 7, 1948).

12.08.080 Specifications for manufactured numbers.

Manufactured numbers at least three inches in height and with a one-half-inch stem shall be used at all times. (Ord. 151 § 8, 1948).

12.08.090 Approval required for use of number.

Anyone desiring a number must first obtain the approval of the city clerk-treasurer before using the same; provided, that if the number is already located on the map referred to in SLMC 12.08.050, the clerk-treasurer’s permission to use a number taken from the map shall be unnecessary. (Ord. 151 § 9, 1948).

12.08.100 Streets – Names designated by official map.

All streets, avenues, and thoroughfares within or partially within the city shall be officially named or designated according to the street name and numbering maps issued by the planning commission of the city, dated April 19, 1950, and drawn by Virgil A. Weidemann, and on file with the city clerk-treasurer, and such map is incorporated into this chapter by reference. (Ord. 170 § A(1), 1950).

12.08.110 Streets – Identification signs.

Within a reasonable time after the passage of the ordinance codified in SLMC 12.08.100 through 12.08.190, the city shall acquire and post adequate street identification signs. (Ord. 170 § A(2), 1950).

12.08.120 Streets – Classification and designation.

The following streets are classified and designated as required by Chapter 164, Section 1, Laws of Washington for 1949:

A. Major arterials are: Fourth Street, east; Division Street; and Main Avenue from Seventh Street, southeast, to Division Street.

B. Secondary arterials are: Main Avenue from Division Street to Tenth Street, southwest; and Second Avenue, southwest from Division Street to Tenth Street, southwest; and Third Street, east, south of Main Avenue to the south city limits.

C. All other streets are declared to be access streets. (Ord. 170 § A(3), 1950).

12.08.130 Building address numbers – Display required.

Every building as it is completed shall have displayed in a prominent place, on the side of the building which faces the street, officially designated address numbers. (Ord. 170 § B(1), 1950).

12.08.135 Building address numbers – Display on residential garbage cans required.

Every building which has residential garbage shall display the street (house) numbers on each residential garbage can. Such numbers may be painted on or placed on said cans, and are to be not less than three inches high or less than one-half inch wide. (Ord. 824, 1994; Ord. 170 § B(7), 1950).

12.08.140 Building address numbers – Designated by official map.

Those address numbers as described in the planning commission street and numbering map, adopted by reference in SLMC 12.08.100, are the officially designated numbers referred to in SLMC 12.08.130. (Ord. 170 § B(2), 1950).

12.08.150 Building address numbers – When more than one number assigned.

Where a building is located upon a lot or tract of land where more than one number has been assigned, the lowest number shall be the correct number. (Ord. 170 § B(3), 1950).

12.08.160 Building address numbers – Obtaining.

The number to be assigned to each building may be obtained from the official map which will be posted in the window of the City Hall, and also in the office of the city clerk-treasurer. (Ord. 170 § B(4), 1950).

12.08.170 Building address numbers – Clerk-treasurer to decide controversies.

In all cases where there is a controversy or question as to the correct number to be assigned, the city clerk-treasurer shall have the power subject to control of the city council to assign the correct number. (Ord. 170 § B(5), 1950).

12.08.180 Building address numbers – Specifications.

All numbers displayed shall be constructed of metal, wood, glass, or plastic, and not merely painted upon the building surface; except, upon business houses, where the numbers may be painted on the glass on or above the main entrance door. All numbers displayed shall be not less than three inches high, nor shall the material be less than one-half inch wide. (Ord. 170 § B(6), 1950).

12.08.190 Authority to change street names or numbering systems.

Any change of street names or numbering systems shall be done by resolution of the city council of the city. (Ord. 535 § 1, 1978; Ord. 170 § 7, 1950).