City of New Berlin, WI
Waukesha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of New Berlin 10-10-2000 by Ord. No. 2124 as Secs. 8.145 and 8.15 of the Municipal Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 80.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 124.

§ 83-1 Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter shall have the following meaning:
NUMBER
The symbol assigned to a property to denote the location of such property on a particular street.
NUMERALS
The objects required to be placed on the property in a conspicuous place visible and legible from the street representing the appropriate address number for the property.

§ 83-2 General requirements.

A. 
All buildings in the city shall be issued a permanent address number which shall be used solely by the occupant of such building.
B. 
No building shall use any address number other than the number issued by the city. All address numbers shall be a minimum of 21/2 inches in height. If script-type numerals are used, the owner or occupant of the building using such script-type numerals shall also display numerals similar to the type issued by the city.
C. 
The owner or occupant of any building in the city, upon written notice that he is using the wrong address number, shall within 30 days of the receipt of such notice discontinue use of such wrong address number.
D. 
All owners or occupants of buildings shall be required to display their address number in a conspicuous place on the building or in an area visible and legible from the street for police, fire and other emergency purposes.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
Building numbers as herein provided shall be available for purchase by an owner or occupant of any building within the city from the city at cost, which cost shall be determined by the Director of Building, Inspection and Zoning.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 83-3 Responsibility of City Engineer.

A. 
The City Engineer shall mathematically compute a permanent address number for each house and building located on any street or highway in the city. These computations shall be based on the Master Address Numbering Coordinate Grid on file in the City Engineer's office.
B. 
The City Engineer shall maintain a permanent file containing therein all computed building address numbers.
C. 
Upon receipt of a final plat for a new subdivision or other development, the City Engineer shall compute and assign address numbers for each buildable site on the plat and furnish a copy of the plat to the Chief Building Inspector and the Assessor upon which all address numbers shall be shown.

§ 83-4 Responsibility of Chief Building Inspector.

A. 
The Chief Building Inspector, upon issuance of a building permit for construction of new buildings, shall issue an address number. Such number shall be mounted in a conspicuous place on the building or in an area visible and legible from the street as provided in § 83-2D. Such address number shall be installed upon the premises as herein provided before a final occupancy permit is granted for use of the building.
B. 
The Chief Building Inspector shall approve the location of all numbers for buildings for which building permits are issued before the numbers are mounted.

§ 83-5 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided by Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-18 of this Code.