Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 6-11-1987 (Ch. II, § 1, 2-01-04, of the 1991 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building permits — See Ch. 145.
Mobile homes and house trailers — See Ch. 208.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 300.

§ 148-1 Establishment of system.

There shall be, in the Town of Glocester, a uniform system for the numbering of residential, commercial and industrial buildings and lots.

§ 148-2 Purpose.

The standards set forth in this chapter are made for the purpose of promoting the public health and safety by providing a means of locating residential and other structures by police, fire, and other emergency services and for such other purposes requiring the location of residential and other structures as may be required.

§ 148-3 Administration.

This building and lot numbering system shall be administered by the Glocester Town Council, which shall assign building numbers to all residential, commercial, and industrial structures and lots in conformity with the plan developed pursuant to this chapter. The Town Council shall also be responsible for maintaining the following official records of this numbering system:
A. 
Town maps for official use showing said numbering system.
B. 
A Town-wide alphabetical list of property owners by last name, showing the assigned numbers.
C. 
A Town-wide alphabetical list of streets with property owners listed in order of their assigned numbers.

§ 148-4 Numbering system.

The following criteria shall govern the development of the numbering system and the assignment of numbers:
A. 
Number intervals. Each 400 feet of every street shall be assigned 16 number intervals, eight odd numbers and eight even numbers at intervals of 50 feet on each side of the street. Number intervals in heavily populated areas shall be every 25 feet, and mobile home parks shall be by lot number.
B. 
Odd and even numbers. Odd numbers shall be on the right-hand side of all streets, facing from the point of number origin to the point of number destination of each street.
C. 
Number origins.
(1) 
On through streets which terminate at another street at both ends, numbers shall start at the northerly end of streets which run in a generally north-south direction and shall start at the easterly end of streets which run in a generally east-west direction. Streets running in other directions shall start numbers at whichever end is most northerly or easterly.
(2) 
On dead-end streets or cul-de-sacs, numbers will start at the intersection of origin of the street and run toward the dead end or turnaround.
(3) 
Exceptions to either of the above shall be decided on a case-by-case basis.
D. 
Common access. Where several residences or other structures are served by a common driveway or a private right-of-way which is not on a street recognized by the Town, the number at the entrance shall apply to all residences and structures served by the drive or way, and each separate residence or structure shall be identified by a suffix letter in counterclockwise rotation starting with the structure on the immediate right of the drive or accessway. Where possible, letters shall be assigned using the same interval in feet as used on recognized streets.
E. 
Number assignment. The number assigned to each residence or other structure shall be the number which falls closest to the main entry or driveway providing access to the property as shown on the official map of street numbers.

§ 148-5 Display of assigned numbers.

All residents and other occupants shall display assigned numbers in the following manner.
A. 
Number on the structure or residence. Where the residence or structure is within 50 feet of the edge of a street right-of-way, the assigned number shall be displayed on the front of the residence or structure in the vicinity of the front door or entry.
B. 
Number at the street line. Where the residence or structure is over 50 feet from the edge of the street right-of-way, or when 50 feet or less but not visible from the street, the assigned number shall be displayed on a post, fence, wall, or the mailbox at the property line adjacent to the walk or access drive to the residence or structure.
C. 
Size and color number. Numbers shall be a minimum of three inches high, displayed in a contrasting color and shall be located as to be visible from the street.
D. 
Interior location. All residents and other occupants are requested to post the assigned number and street name adjacent to their telephone for emergency reference.

§ 148-6 New development.

Whenever any residence or other structure is constructed or developed, it shall be the duty of the new owner to procure an assigned number or numbers from the Town Building Official. This shall be done at the time of the issuance of the building permit.

§ 148-7 New subdivisions.

Any prospective subdivider shall show a proposed lot numbering system at the time of submission of a final plan to the Glocester Planning Board.

§ 148-8 Names of streets.

The Town Council shall have final approval over the naming of streets, and shall ensure that the name of each street is readily distinguishable from the names of other Town streets.

§ 148-9 Rental properties.

Owners of structures or residences which are rented or leased shall submit to the Building Official the names of all renters, lessees or tenants.

§ 148-10 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect upon passage, and number assignment shall be initiated by the Town Council upon completion of the official map of street numbers and the availability of such official maps of street numbers in the office of the Glocester Town Clerk.