Village of
Wilson
Laws

Chapter 53 Buildings, Numbering of

Chapter 53
January 14, 2015
October 21, 1993
Body:

53-1. Purpose.

It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the Village of Wilson by regulating the size, location and visibility of house numbers so that they are more readily visible to emergency response units such as firemen, rescue, ambulance and police.

 

  53-2. Numbering required; standards.

All houses, dwellings, businesses and/or commercial buildings that have been assigned a house number indicating its street location and address, or which may be assigned in the future, shall be of a minimum size of three (3) inches high, shall be in numerals not in script and shall be posted on the front of the house or dwelling or attached building in such a place and in such a manner as to be readily visible from the street or highway upon which said house, dwelling, business and/or commercial building fronts.  In the event that a house, dwelling, business and/or commercial building is situated such a distance from the street or road that the number would not be readily visible from the street or road, then a sign shall be erected upon which the number shall be placed in such a location that the number is readily visible from the street or road.  The number may be posted on the mailbox or post upon which the mailbox is situate only if the mailbox is located on the same side of the street or road as the building; is located on the same premises as the house, dwelling, business and/or commercial building and in reasonable proximity thereto; and there are no other mailboxes located on the premisies or in the close proximity to the mailbox being used to post the number.

 

53-3. Penalties for offenses.1

A violation of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine or imprisonment, or both, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provision, Article II.

 

1 Editor's note:  Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.