House numbers are important

Posted 11/10/21

Visible house numbers are necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need.

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House numbers are important

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CLEWISTON -- City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Officer Debbie Clay reports that house numbers are important especially for emergency responders to locate those in need. So, be sure that fire, ambulance, and police personnel can easily and quickly find your address.

Clewiston Code of Ordinances requires the following:

ARTICLE VII. - NUMBERING OF BUILDINGS
Sec. 18-422. - Duty to obtain and display numbers.
(a)Whenever any building or structure, residential or commercial, shall be erected or located in the city, it shall be the duty of the owner, or the contractor, on behalf of the owner, to procure the correct number designated to such building or structure, and to affix such number in the same manner provided in subsection (b) of this section. A certificate of occupancy shall not be issued by the city building official until such number is affixed as provided by this section.
(b)The owner or occupant of any building or structure, residential or commercial, designated a number shall affix such number in a conspicuous place above, on or at the side of said building or structure, or to a permanent fixture located in the front yard of the property on which the building or structure is located.

Whenever any building or structure is situated more than 50 feet from the street line, such number shall be affixed to a permanent fixture located near the front walk, driveway, or common entrance to such building or structure.

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(c)The owner or manager of every mobile home park in the city shall cause each lot in the mobile home park to be numbered in accordance with the directions of the city manager and, further, to affix such
number in the manner provided in this section.
(d)The number required to be affixed as provided in this section shall be not less than four inches in height in residential districts and six inches in height in all other districts, shall be of a color that contrasts with the color of the part of the building or structure or other fixture to which such number is affixed, and shall be located in a position to be easily discernible from the street fronting the building, structure or mobile home lot. Once the number is affixed as provided herein, it shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any building or structure, and the duty of every mobile home park owner or manager, to replace such number if the same is removed therefrom for any reason.

(Code 1960, § 6-20; Code 1982, § 6-212; Code 1999, § 18-712; Ord. No. 78-3, § 1, 3-6-1978; Ord. No.
86-5, § 1, 7-14-1986)

Our Code Enforcement personnel will begin focused enforcement in November on this ordinance as well as continued enforcement of all City of Clewiston Ordinance. The complete City of Clewiston Ordinances is available online and may be accessed utilizing the City of Clewiston website at  https://www.clewiston-fl.gov/ or Municode Library website at
https://library.municode.com/fl/clewiston/codes/code_of_ordinances

If you have any questions about how to achieve/maintain compliance with this or any other City of Clewiston Ordinance you may contact our office at 863-983-1454 extension 309 or Code Compliance Supervisor: debbie.mcneil@clewiston-fl.gov

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