Borough of Middletown, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Middletown 7-8-1907; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 190-1
Adoption of provisions. 

§ 190-2

§ 190-3

§ 190-4
Time limit for compliance. 

§ 190-5
Numbering specifications. 

§ 190-6
Alternative locations for numbers. 

§ 190-7
Multiple-family dwellings. 

§ 190-8
Violations and penalties. 

§ 190-1 Adoption of provisions.

The Borough Council hereby adopts the following provisions with respect to house numbering in the Borough of Middletown.

§ 190-2 Purpose.

The purpose of these regulations is to require the clear display of authorized and assigned house or building numbers on every building fronting on any street in the Borough of Middletown in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying any property in case of emergency or otherwise.

§ 190-3 Applicability.

All residential, commercial, industrial or other structures erected or to be erected within the Borough of Middletown shall display identification numbers as provided herein and in accordance with specifications provided herein.

§ 190-4 Time limit for compliance.

The owner, occupant or lessee of each and every structure which now fronts or which may hereafter front upon any public or private street within the Borough of Middletown who has been assigned a house number prior to the effective date of this chapter shall, at his own expense, within sixty (60) days after the effective date of this chapter, cause the authorized and assigned number of such structure to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein. Any owner who has not been assigned a number prior to the effective date of this chapter shall, within sixty (60) days after notice of assignment of such number, comply with the requirements of this section.

§ 190-5 Numbering specifications.

House or building numbers shall be:


In Arabic numerals.


A minimum height of three (3) inches for residential properties and a minimum height of six (6) inches for commercial and industrial properties.


Mounted in a secure fashion to the front wall or porch of the building so as to be clearly visible from the street.


Sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.


At least thirty (30) inches above ground level and so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the street upon which the building fronts.

§ 190-6 Alternative locations for numbers.

If numbers affixed to the front of the building would not be visible from the street, regulations may be satisfied if the owner, occupant or lessee shall provide the Arabic numbers, as required by these regulations, upon a post, rod or other type of fixture of substantial nature or a mailbox at or near the frontage with the same number affixed thereon and so located upon the same so that the number may be conspicuous and visible from the street upon which the building fronts. When the provisions of this section have been complied with, the owner, occupant or lessee of the house or building shall not be otherwise obligated to affix Arabic numbers to said house or building and shall be permitted, at his option, to utilize cursive numbers or no numbers at all upon the house or building.

§ 190-7 Multiple-family dwellings.

Garden apartment and townhouse condominium complexes shall provide such building and apartment numbers as are provided for in these regulations.

§ 190-8 Violations and penalties.

Any person or persons convicted of a violation of these regulations shall be liable to a fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.). Each day that a violation occurs shall be deemed to be a separate violation.