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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Numbering Buildings

This is a reminder to owners of EVERY BUILDING in the City of Marinette of the following Municipal Code: 

6.0102 NUMBERING BUILDINGS

A. Existing Buildings

The owner of every building in the City used for business, residence, or public purposes shall place and maintain on the front thereof, in a conspicuous place open to public view, the number or numbers belonging to such building according to the maps and plans prepared therefore under the direction of the Mayor and the Council on file in the office of the City Engineer.

B. New Buildings

The owner of every building, within ten (10) days after its occupation, shall cause the same to be numbered according to the maps and plans and such additions thereto as the Mayor and Council may cause to be prepared and filed in the office of the City Engineer.

C. Size and Style of Numbers

All numbers placed in accordance with the conditions of this section shall be either conspicuously painted or of raised figures not less than three (3) inches in height and of a color which contrasts with the color of the building. All numbers shall be in Arabic numeral form. Any other number styles, including written, script, and Roman numerals, do not satisfy the requirements of this section.

D. Failure to Act

If the owner of any building fails to comply with this section, the owner may be subject to the general penalty provisions of MMC 1.0107 (Ordinance 2010-2167 adopted 2-2-2010)

 

The proper numbering of buildings is important for Public Safety entities to be able to quickly and accurately find the location of an emergency. In fire and EMS situations every second counts! Valuable time can be wasted trying to locate buildings that aren’t properly numbered. Duplexes can particularly challenging if there is no numbering or just a single number. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Marinette Fire Department at 715-732-5170 or the City Building Inspection office at 715-732-5128.

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