Address Identification

Address identification

505.1 Address identification

Address identification. New and existing buildings shall be provided with approved address identification. The address identification shall be legible and placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be not less than 5 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Address size based on distance from the street: up to 75 feet is 5 inches, 76 to 150 feet is 6 inches, 150 to 250 feet is 8 inches and greater than 250 feet is 10 inches. Where required by the fire code official, address identification shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. 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. Address identification shall be maintained.

505.1.1 Suite numbers

Suite numbers. Any area occupied by tenants of a mall or shopping center, the main entrance to which is from the inside of the mall or shopping center, or any area used for other than single-unit or multi-unit residential occupancy that abuts a public courtyard or other public space shall be identified by numbers that are a minimum of four (4) inches in height with no less than one half (1/2) inch stroke so as to be plainly visible and legible from a distance of at least fifty (50) feet from the main entrance to the area.

505.1.2 Addressing of rear doors

Addressing of rear doors. The rear entrance of access door of all malls, strip center, commercial center buildings, and other areas with muli-tenant spaces shall be identified with the appropriate address number and business name. The address numbers and/or letters shall be at least four inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch. The Fire Authority Having Jurisdiction may require the installation of address number/letters on other locations to prevent confusion in the event of an emergency.