McLean County, IL
 
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[Adopted 11-21-1995]
There is hereby established a uniform system for street, lane, road and highway naming or renaming for numbering for address purposes buildings and lots on all streets, lanes, roads and highways in the unincorporated areas of McLean County. All buildings and lots shall be numbered for address purposes in accordance with the provisions set forth herein.
A. 
Pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act,[1] the McLean County Board delegates its authority under 55 ILCS 5/5-1067 to the McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board, a County agency.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq.
B. 
The McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board shall have the authority to assign names to or rename all the streets, lanes, roads, and highways in the unincorporated areas of McLean County, Illinois. Furthermore, the McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board shall coordinate its efforts to implement this article with the United States postal authorities and with any other appropriate federal, state, or local jurisdiction.
C. 
Any and all costs or expenses associated with the delegation of the McLean County Board's authority under the aforementioned Illinois statute shall be borne by the McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board.
D. 
Signs designating the names of private streets, lanes, roads and highways shall be erected and maintained at the expense of the property owner or owners occupying such private streets, lanes, roads and highways. Said signs shall be located so as to be easily visible to emergency services personnel traveling on such streets, lanes, roads and highways. Said signs shall be of the same or similar construction as the signs erected by McLean County on public streets, lanes, roads and highways and shall be installed within six months of notification to said owner or owners by the McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board.
A. 
All addressing numbers for buildings and lots shall be assigned in a manner determined by the McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board. Such manner shall be in compliance with the McLean County Rural Address Format attached hereto and incorporated by reference by § 300-21 of this article.
B. 
Each occupied building, including but not limited to houses, mobile homes and other structures, shall be assigned a separate number. A number and alphabetical letter shall be assigned for each separate dwelling unit/residence of said occupied building, including but not limited to apartments, condominiums, and multiple-tenant structures.
C. 
Existing numbers shall be changed only as necessary to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the enhanced 9-1-1 emergency telephone system in McLean County, as determined by the McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board.
D. 
The McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board shall, at its own expense, provide written notification of the proper address of each building and lot to its owner, occupant or agent in all instances where a new number has been assigned under the terms of this article.
A. 
The owner, occupant, or agent of each occupied building assigned a number or each lot containing occupied buildings or a combination thereof that are adjacent to each other, and assigned a number serviced by the same walkway, driveway or common entrance, shall place or cause to be placed the first five digits and "east," "west," "north," "south" letter of the address number assigned near the walkway, driveway or common entrance to the occupied building or buildings within six months after receiving notification of the proper number assignment.
B. 
The cost of installation of address numbers and letters shall be paid by the owner, occupant, or agent of said building or buildings. The address numbers and letters shall be at least three inches in height and shall be made of a durable, clearly visible material that contrasts with the surface on which the address numbers and letters appear.
C. 
All address numbers and letters shall be conspicuously placed near the walkway, driveway or common entrance to said occupied building or each lot containing occupied buildings or combinations thereof that are adjacent to each other and assigned a number, or upon the mailbox, post, gate, fence or other appropriate place near the walkway, driveway or common entrance so as to be clearly visible from the street, lane, road or highway. Alternatively, and in addition to the above placement, the address numbers and letters may be conspicuously placed immediately above or at the side of the entrance door to the occupied building so that the address numbers and letters are clearly visible from the street, lane, road or highway.
The document entitled "McLean County Rural Address Format" is hereby attached hereto and incorporated by reference.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Rural Address Format is on file in the County offices.