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City of Colonial Heights, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Colonial Heights 4-10-1984 as Ord. No. 84-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 250.
[Amended 5-10-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
It shall be the duty of the Building Official or his authorized agent to assign an address number or building number to every principal structure within the corporate limits of the City of Colonial Heights. In the case of principal buildings existing upon the effective date of this section, numbers commonly used or previously assigned shall be used for the purposes of this section until the Building Official or his agent determines, in his discretion, that it is necessary to assign a new number.
Numbers shall be placed by the owner at his expense on new buildings within 90 days after being assigned.
[Amended 5-10-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
All principal buildings shall have approved address numbers or building numbers in a position that is plainly visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Where required by the fire code official, address numbers shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetic letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of four inches (101.6 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm). Where access is by means of a private road and the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole, or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Each property owner shall maintain his address numbers.