Message from Code Compliance – Addresses

addressesMessage from Code Compliance – Addresses – City staff work to correct the issues with addresses for residential and commercial buildings. One such problem is the lack of address identification numbers visible from the road. As we work to correct this, please keep in mind that these regulations are in place for the safety of our residents and business folks. The City of Aransas Pass adopted the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) under ordinance number #2016-4165. The details of the ordinance and the amendments made to the 2012 IFC are in the Aransas Pass Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9, Article II, and Section 9-20.

[blockquote quote=”Our inability to locate an address can become a public safety nightmare for responding emergency crews and those we’re trying to help!” source=”Chief Eric Blanchard” align=”right”]

[highlight]2012 IFC (International Fire Code): 505.1 Address identification.[/highlight]
New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Where required by the fire code official, address numbers shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (101.6 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm). Where access is by means of a private road and the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Address numbers shall be maintained.

[highlight]Municode – Sec. 26-34. – Penalties.[/highlight]
Any person, firm, or corporation failing to so number any house, building or other structure occupied by him, or if after receiving notice to do so from the city inspector shall continue in his failure to so number such house, building or structure shall be fined one dollar for each day during or on which a failure to so number continues, such fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). (Ord. No. 3768, § 2,6-3-02)

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