City of Fairfax, MN
Renville County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fairfax 1-10-2012 by Ord. No. 315. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 92.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the owner, agent, lessor or occupant of every house or other building, except private garages and other buildings which are a part of the same property with a numbered house or building, to place on every such house or building its proper house number, either by printing or by affixing such number in metal, glass or other form, so that the same shall be clearly visible from the public right-of-way at the front of the structure. Such number shall be placed on each house or building within 30 days from the time such owner, agent, lessor or occupant is notified either by mail, publication or telephone of the assignment of a number to such house or building as hereinafter provided.
B. 
The Clerk, in accordance with this chapter, shall assign numbers to houses and buildings using the manner set forth in the City's addressing structure.
In order to comply with this chapter, building numbers shall be Arabic numerals, unless otherwise approved by the Zoning Administrator. Other types of numbers shall be approved unless they are so decorative as to be difficult to read. They shall further conform to the following requirements:
A. 
Specifications and height. Numbers shall have a minimum height of not less than 3 1/2 inches, and the body of the number shall have a minimum width of not less than 1/2 inch. All new building numbers installed after the effective date of this chapter shall be mounted at a height between four feet and 10 feet above the ground. They shall be sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of integers so that the numbers may be read with ease during daylight hours by a person possessing at least 20/40 vision viewing the numbers from the center line of the street.
B. 
Location. Numbers shall be mounted in a secure fashion to the building's front wall, in the general vicinity of the main entryway or main path of travel which leads to the main entrance from a public street. Alternatively, the numbers may be otherwise separately mounted in an approved manner upon the face of a wall or upon a post in the front yard of the premises. All numbers, whether affixed to a structure or post, shall be so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the center of the street to any appreciable degree. Where two or more nonresidential buildings back up to any public alley or private accessway, the building number shall also be displayed at the rear of the buildings in the same manner as in the front.
Whoever shall fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter or whoever shall affix to or display upon any house or other building, except private garages and other buildings which are a part of the same property with a numbered house or building, any such numbers other than those assigned by the City shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.