City of Ozark, MO
Christian County
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[Ord. No. 11-033 §1, 10-3-2011]
These following standards and procedures are established to promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare by providing common and effective methods for assigning street names and addresses. This is required for Christian County Emergency Services Board (CCESB) to effectively plan and implement a 9-1-1 and central dispatching system, as authorized and directed by Section 190.339.1, RSMo. Such methods will also assist emergency service agencies, the United States Postal Service and the public in the timely and efficient provision of services to residents and businesses in and around the corporate boundaries of the City of Ozark.
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This Chapter shall apply to all lands within the corporate limits of the City of Ozark as those limits may change from time to time. No application for a building permit or subdivision plat shall be approved that contains street names or site addresses that do not comply with the requirements and procedures provided herein. In circumstances where the regulations of this Chapter conflict with those of another Chapter, Section or Subsection herein, this Chapter shall take precedence.
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The following words and/or phrases, when used in this Chapter, and relating specifically to street naming and addressing shall mean:
A property location identification including the following elements: number, directional prefix, street name, and unit number (if applicable).
The numeric designation for an addressable structure or unit. E.g.: If 101 Main Street is the site address, 101 is the address number.
The Christian County Emergency Services Board (CCESB), including the administrative staff.
An individual address plate identifying the address number of a structure.
Generally, the habitable or occupied structure(s) on a lot, parcel or tract but may also include other structures as determined necessary by the addressing coordinator.
A north-south or east-west line used as a zero starting point for address numbers in a grid system.
A permit issued by the incorporated Cities and Christian County designated authorities before any building construction activity can commence.
A named or unnamed roadway located on land that is publicly owned and reserved for public access (a right-of-way dedicated to the public).
A prefix assigned to a street based on its overall direction and its location within a grid system. The directional prefix is not part of the street name but is assigned for addressing and 911 purposes.
A means of vehicular access, entirely located on a single lot/parcel that does not provide access to any other lot/parcel. Beginning at the property line of a lot abutting a public road, private road, access, easement or private right-of-way that provides access to a building or structure on that lot. A driveway does not serve any other lot or parcel.
The direction a building faces or the point at which a private driveway meets a named roadway.
Addressing system whereby address numbers are assigned from a baseline.
An incremental breakdown (one-tenth) of a thousand grid.
A site address or road name that is not in conformance with this Chapter and/or causes confusion to or hinders the efficient operation of the post office, delivery service, and emergency response agencies serving the City (e.g. duplicate road names, address numbers or ranges that are out of sequence).
A standard by which addresses are calculated with even number on one side and odd numbers on the other starting with one (1) and increasing by a consistent interval (such as one thousand (1,000) addresses per mile) along a road.
The address to which mail from the U.S. Postal Service is sent.
Numbering address using odd number on one side and even numbers on the other side for the duration of the continuous road.
Any road not included in a right-of-way dedicated to the public.
Any road included in a right-of-way dedicated to the public.
The base name of a road without the suffix.
A logical sequence of progression in numbers for a continuous road.
A general term denoting a public or private way used for access to three (3) or more lots, parcels, or tracts of land, including the entire area within the right-of-way and/or access easement.
The official name of a roadway including a name and a suffix designation.
A descriptive qualifier at the end of a street name.
A number affixed to an address number indicating a separate unit (apartment, suite, etc.) within a building or complex that is assigned a single address.
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All public streets shall be named in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. All private streets, frontage roads and ingress/egress easements providing the principal means of access to residential, commercial, industrial, and other properties of buildings shall be named.
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A roadway will be named if it meets at least one (1) of the following conditions:
If three (3) or more dwelling units or business-related buildings exist, or are proposed to be constructed, along the roadway or are served by the roadway; or
If the roadway is maintained, owned or operated by any municipality, County, road district, governmental entity or organized association.
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The following suffixes are suggested for naming a type of roadway. Other suffixes not listed below may be considered providing they meet valid street suffix abbreviations, as defined by the United States Postal Service (USPS) official suffix guidelines:
A narrow land between or behind a row of buildings.
A roadway or thoroughfare in a densely populated area.
A street with a median.
A cul-de-sac or looped street that begins and circles back to terminate on the same road.
A permanently closed street, not exceeding one thousand (1,000) feet, such as a cul-de-sac.
A curvilinear street.
A primary State or Federal route, suitable for heavy traffic volume.
A minor dead-end street or private lane.
A road with a median reflecting the parkway character.
A primary State or Federal route, suitable for heavy traffic volume.
A common roadway, usually in less densely populated areas.
A common roadway, usually in more densely populated areas.
A minor roadway.
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The approval process for new street names may be initiated as part of any of the following development approval procedures. Applicants for preliminary subdivision plan review must receive street name approval as part of the preliminary plat application in accordance with the following conditions:
Preliminary plat for major subdivision. Street names may be submitted for approval with a preliminary plat for a major subdivision. Approval of the preliminary plat with street names may be given at the time of preliminary plat approval.
Final plat. Approved street names shall be shown on all final plats recorded at the Christian County Recorder's office.
Minor subdivision. Street names must be submitted for approval with a minor subdivision plat. When recorded, minor subdivision plats must reflect the approved street name.
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Duplication Of Existing Street Names Is Not Permitted. To eliminate potential confusion and delay of emergency response, duplication of street names shall not be permitted. Streets with the same name but different street type designations shall be considered duplicate street names (e.g., Waterson Drive and Waterson Road are duplicates). Proposed street names and name changes shall be compared with existing street names of both the Municipality and County name index to determine if the proposed street name would create a duplicate name.
Similar Or Confusing Spelling Of Street Names Not Permitted. To eliminate confusion resulting from diction problems when individuals are reporting street names under stress, similar (text or phonetic) or confusing spelling of street names shall not be approved.
Length Of Street Names. Street names of twelve (12) or fewer characters are encouraged to maximize visibility of street signs. New street names shall not contain more than sixteen (16) characters, which does not include either the direction (north, east, etc.) or the street type (lane, drive, etc.). Names shall not contain hyphens, apostrophes, or other non-letter characters. New street names shall not contain more than two (2) words, exclusive of direction or street type.
Use Of Directional Indicators In Street Names. Directional indicators, such as north and west, shall not be included in street name proposals as a prefix or suffix to a street name.
No separate name is to be used for a cul-de-sac that provides street frontage for three (3) or less lots or units. The name shall be the same as that of the intersecting street.
In circumstances where a street changes directions abruptly, generally greater than forty-five degrees (45°), a new street name shall be assigned.
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The assignment of continuous street names, or street names assigned to grid lines, shall be given to new thoroughfares that have the same basic alignment with an existing street. To help reduce the total number of names within the system, new street names will not be issued to streets that fall within an address grid line with an established name. New street names can only be issued if a current linear street name cannot be used, or to designated collector and arterial thoroughfares that have a special or unique alignment and configuration. Street names shall not be changed due to a change in direction of the street, nor shall a new prefix be used for those streets that meet the criteria for using a directional indicator in the street name.
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The Christian County Emergency Services Board (CCESB) is hereby appointed as the addressing authority for the City of Ozark and shall utilize the existing E 9-1-1 addressing service to assign street address numbers in accordance with the guidelines set forth herein. The administrative staff of the CCESB shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration of this Chapter, and for making the initial decision on any matter under this Chapter. All buildings used for residential, commercial, institutional or governmental purposes shall be provided with an address identifying the building.
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The assignment of address numbering within the City of Ozark shall utilize the grid addressing system as follows:
Gridalities. The purpose of the address numbering grid is to provide a more uniform and orderly spacing of block numbers. Each new subdivision parcel, each pad in a mobile home park, commercial unit, apartment, condominium, or town house shall be assigned an address on the street providing access to the parcels. The grid system allows a series of numbers to be assigned for approximately every five hundred (500) feet. The address grid includes the NW, NE, SW, and SE quadrants of the City and uses primary routes within the City as zero baselines.
Address grid baselines. E 9-1-1 address numbering system shall be on a grid system dividing the address area into quadrants establishing zero baselines from which numbers are assigned. The grid baseline identifies the point at which block numbers will change in increments of one hundred (100).
Application of address grid. Application of the address grid will vary, as few streets run directly north, south, east or west. Most streets run at angles to the cardinal directions and often change direction. The primary consideration for assigning addresses on streets that diverge from the cardinal directions is the even distribution of address numbers. The grid shall be used to assist in assigning numbers by orienting the grid parallel to the direction of the street. In this manner, an appropriate distance between address numbers can be maintained.
Streets — frequency of numbers. Every twenty-five (25) feet of ground or fraction of a lot less than twenty-five (25) feet fronting upon each street shall have one (1) number. This will yield approximately four hundred (400) numbers per mile, two hundred (200) odd on one side and two hundred (200) even on the other side.
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In situations where three (3) or more structures are located on a private, un-named right-of way, the private drive shall be named. Once a street name has been approved, a standard street name sign shall be installed at the owner's expense. The structures shall then be numbered according to the foregoing principles using the grid numbering method. Nothing in this Chapter shall cause any private drive to become public property or to be in any way dedicated or to be deemed dedicated.
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The properties fronting circle streets shall be numbered without regard to the change in direction. Continuous even or odd numbers shall be assigned around the outside, and the appropriate opposite even or odd number shall be assigned continuously around the inside of the circle. In some cases this will result in fewer numbers on the inside of the circle. Adjustments will be made where necessary to provide numbers with similar numeric value for properties which face each other along the street.
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When assigning numbers to corner lots, the front door shall be used. When the front door is obscured or if the structure is best reached for emergency purposes by the driveway, assign the property number based on where the driveway falls on the road.
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To assign numbers, consideration must be given to the overall direction of the entire street and the pattern of existing and future development. The street numbers shall be determined from the grid axis that is most nearly at a right angle to the overall direction of the street.
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Addresses for single-family dwelling lots shall be assigned consecutively on the odd and even sides of the street.
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Addresses for home sites in a single street/road access mobile home park are assigned consecutively on the odd and even sides of the street. A separate street address number shall be assigned for each mobile home pad or lot.
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Multi-family housing units, such as apartments and condominiums, will have a separate whole number street address assigned to each individual building. Street addresses shall be assigned based on the normal criteria for assignment. Within the individual structures, separate dwelling units shall be assigned apartment numbers as secondary location indicators. Structures having multiple levels with dwelling units placed one above another will receive a consecutive whole unit number assigned from the left to right as viewed from the common entrance. The lowest floor shall begin with 101, 102, 103 etc., until all units have been assigned unit numbers. Successively higher floors shall begin with successively higher increments of hundreds. The complete official street address for each unit will consist of the street address, street name, and unit number.
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Commercial developments shall be numbered just as apartments, with one (1) street address applied to each individual building, with additional addresses for the buildings consisting of suite numbers. Commercial buildings will be numbered with the middle of the building determining the number of the building with offices or businesses in the building numbered as suites (e.g. 625 E. Mt. Vernon, Suite 34).
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The approval of all street naming shall be accomplished by the administrative staff of the CCESB in accordance with this Chapter. In the event any person is aggrieved by a final decision of the administrative staff of the CCESB under this Chapter, then he/she/it shall have the right to an appeal hearing before the CCESB by requesting an appeal hearing within ten (10) days after the final decision by the administrative staff of CCESB. The aggrieved party shall have the right to appear in person or through an attorney at the appeal hearing and to submit documents or records for consideration by the Board. The decision of the Board shall be final.