Before you get up in arms, there were no fines, but yes, several Pennsport residents got citations last week because they didn’t have addresses properly posted on their houses.
The Pennsport Civic Association posted this on their Facebook page:
We have been informed by several residents over the past week that they have received violations from L&I for not having address plates on the front of their homes, it states:
The subject building lacks approved address identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabet numbers. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch.”
There’s a rule for everything. Of course, there are obvious safety concerns when it comes to identifying a house, be it for law enforcement, the fire department, or emergency care units.
A follow up was posted later in the day, though, that stated things had been cleared up:
Thanks you to Councilman at Large Jim Kenney and Rick Lazer for their quick action in prompting L&I to agree to stop issuing violations for “No Address” markers on residences.
Kenney shed some insight on the situation on Twitter:
@pennsporter No money fines issued. Notices to place an addressonyourhouse. L&I agreed to stop violation notices. Good-idea to ID your home
— CouncilmanJimKenney (@JimFKenney) March 29, 2013
In the meantime, get some numbers on your building and avoid any unnecessary action from the powers that be. Has anyone out there heard of such a citation?
A version of this post, by Jim Jennings, appeared on our partner site Pennsporter.