Posting of Address Numbers

Printable Page§ 97.010 RESERVED.

§ 97.011 DISPLAY OF STREET ADDRESS NUMBER.

All residential, commercial, and industrial property located in Louisville Metro, shall conspicuously display the appropriate street address approved or assigned by the Planning Commission, in accordance with this chapter.

(1994 Jeff. Code, § 97.11) (Jeff. Ord. 41-1996, adopted and effective 11-12-1996; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 195-2005, approved 11-16-2005)

§ 97.012 SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS.

  1. All street address numbers for new single-family dwellings shall comply with the following requirements, except as explicitly set forth herein. Numbers always must be clearly visible to vehicles traveling in either direction on the nearest fronting road, in addition to all of the following:
    1. Form.
      1. Standard Arabic numerals (numbers shall not be written out);
      2. In a color distinguishable from its background;
      3. At least four inches in height, unless:
        1. Street numbers posted prior to the effective date of §§ 97.012 and 97.013 that were in compliance with previous ordinance requirements as to numeral height and placement will be considered to remain in compliance, until they are removed for any reason, including routine maintenance or replacement;
        2. Street numbers that are constructed of laser-cut masonry may be allowed at the height of the cut brick, with a minimum height of three inches. .
    2. Placement
      1. Free and clear of any obstructions hindering clear visibility;
      2. Placed on the front of the dwelling. Numbers which are painted only on the road curb do not comply with this requirement; and
        1. Placed on the back of such buildings, garages, fences, or other structures on the property, if the back of the property abuts an unnamed alley;
        2. If dwelling sits back 100 feet or more from the nearest fronting road, or is not clearly visible to vehicles traveling in either direction on the nearest fronting road, the numbers shall be a minimum of three inches in height and permanently affixed to:
          1. A mailbox, if there is one located on the fronting road; or
          2. If there is no mailbox available on the fronting road, then a numerical sign no greater than 12 inches high may be placed in or on the ground, visible in both directions from the roadway. Such sign shall be located no closer than six feet, and no further than 12 feet from the driveway; or
          3. The owner of any such building may submit an alternate form of placement of street adress/building numbers to the Fire Department or suburban Fire Protection District having jurisdiction, that is reasonably calculated to readily identify such buildings to emergency and public safety personnel. The parties shall work together to insure proper identification without undue expense to the owner. The written proposal shall be signed off by the Fire Department or suburban Fire Protection District once approved, and the property owner shall maintain a copy of the written exemption

(1994 Jeff. Code, § 97.12) (Jeff. Ord. 41-1996, adopted and effective 11-12-1996; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 224-2003, approved 12-15-2003; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 195-2005, approved 11-16-2005)

§ 97.013 MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS.

  1. All street address numbers for new multiple-family dwellings shall comply with the following requirements, except as explicitly set forth herein. Numbers always must be clearly visible to vehicles traveling in either direction on the nearest fronting road, in addition to all of the following:
    1. Form.
      1. Standard Arabic numeral form;
      2. In a color distinguishable from its background;
      3. At least six inches in height with regard to street address/building numbers, and four inches in height with regard to individual unit numbers in buildings with street address/building numbers also posted, unless:
        1. Street numbers posted prior to the effective date of §§ 97.012 and 97.013 that were in compliance with previous ordinance requirements as to numeral height and placement will be considered to remain in compliance, until they are removed for any reason, including routine maintenance or replacement;
    2. Placement.
      1. Free and clear of any obstructions hindering clear visibility;
      2. Placed on the front of the dwelling. Numbers that are painted only on the road curb do not comply with this requirement; and
        1. Placed on the back of such buildings, garages, fences, or other structures on the property, if the back of the property abuts an unnamed alley;
        2. If building sits back 100 feet or more from the nearest fronting road, or is not clearly visible to vehicles traveling in either direction on the nearest fronting road, the numbers shall be a minimum of three inches in height and permanently affixed to:
          1. A mailbox, if there is one located on the fronting road; or
          2. If there is no mailbox, available on the fronting road, then a numerical sign no greater than 12 inches high may be placed in or on the ground, visible in both directions from the roadway. Such sign shall be located no closer than six feet, and no further than 12 feet from any curb cut; or
      3. The owner of any such dwelling may submit an alternate form of placement of street address/building numbers to the Fire Department or suburban Fire Protection District having jurisdiction, that is reasonably calculated to readily identify such buildings to emergency and public safety personnel. The parties shall work together to insure proper identification without undue expense to the owner. The written proposal shall be signed off by the Fire Department or suburban Fire Protection District once approved, and submitted to the Planning Commission as proof of compliance with §§ 97.012 and 97.013. The property owner also shall maintain a copy of the written exemption.

(1994 Jeff. Code, § 97.13) (Jeff. Ord. 41-1996, adopted and effective 11-12-1996; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 224-2003, approved 12-15-2003; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 195-2005, approved 11-16-2005)

§ 97.014 COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURES.

  1. The street address number shall be placed on the front of each individual commercial or industrial structure so it is clearly visible to vehicles traveling in either direction on the nearest fronting road or parking area and in order to insure prompt identification of the location of each separate building. The address shall be kept free and clear of any obstructions hindering clear visibility to vehicles traveling in either direction on the nearest fronting road or parking area.
  2. The street address numbers for all new commercial or industrial structures shall be in standard Arabic form of a size at least six inches in height or larger, so as to be clearly visible to vehicles traveling in either direction on the nearest fronting road or parking area, and the street address number shall be in a color distinguishable from its background.
  3. In the event that a commercial or industrial structure is more than 100 feet from the nearest fronting road or is otherwise not clearly visible from the nearest fronting road, the owner of such structure shall use a system of street address identification, approved by the Fire Department or suburban Fire Protection District having jurisdiction, that is reasonably calculated to readily identify the structure to emergency and public safety personnel. The owner shall propose any such identification system in writing to the Fire Department of suburban Fire Protection District having jurisdiction, and the Fire Department or suburban Fire Protection District shall work with such owner to insure proper identification without undue expense to the owner. The Fire Department of suburban Fire Protection District shall give written approval for any qualifying identification system, with a copy to the Planning Commission, and such written approval shall be prima facie evidence of compliance with this subchapter.

(1994 Jeff. Code, § 97.14) (Jeff. Ord. 41-1996, adopted and effective 11-12-1996; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 195-2005, approved 11-16-2005)