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Uniform Addressing

City Ordinance

Uniform Addressing



The City Council of the City of Mountain Iron does ordain:

SECTION 1. PURPOSE. The City Council finds that for the purpose of providing proper protection of public and private property in the City of Mountain Iron, if is essential to require visible approved addressing or identification for each separate public, residential, commercial or industrial building.

SECTION 2. BUILDING NUMBERS. Each primary structure within the city limits shall be assigned an address. The list of addresses of all primary structures within the City shall be held at the office of the City Administrator.


Subd. 1. All owners or occupants of residential, commercial, and industrial structures within the City shall display their assigned address numbers on the outside of their primary structures, near the front door, for emergency purposes. The address number must be located on a primary structure surface facing the public road clearly visible from the road, address numbers shall be no smaller than four (4) inches and colors should be in strong contrast with background. No self-adhesive number appliqu�s shall be used.

Subd. 2. In those cases where the principal building�s address is obscured from view from the street of address by accessory buildings, trees, shrubbery or other visual obstruction, the numbers shall be displayed on the mailbox in numerals not less than 2 inches high, of a light reflective material and of a contrasting color to the background. In those cases where the principal building is obscured from the view from the street address and the residence does not have a mailbox, the numbers shall be displayed from a permanent mounting on the property, clearly visible from the street, displayed prominently in numerals not less than four (4) inches high of contrasting color to the background. The post should be within (50) feet of the road and ten (10) feet of the driveway. The bottom of the Address Sign shall be placed at a height that is no less than four (4) feet above the level of the surface of the road.

SECTION 4. MULTIPLE DWELLING NUMBERING. It shall be the duty of the owner or manager of every multiple dwelling building containing five or more rental units, and the owner or occupant of every individually owned dwelling unit in any such multiple unit building to properly identify each dwelling unit by attaching identification numbers on or adjacent to each entrance to the individual units. The owner or manager of any multiple dwelling building with common entrances containing five units or more, whether the units are rental or individually owned, shall provide signs, including directional arrows, easily identifying the location of each dwelling unit in the building. The signs shall be placed in an obvious location inside each entrance to the building as approved by the Fire Chief.

SECTION 5. MAINTENANCE OF BUILDING NUMBERS. The occupant of the primary structure shall be responsible for keeping its address numbers in good repair and clear of snow, dirt, debris, or other obstructions.

SECTION 6. TIME FOR COMPLIANCE. All owners of primary structures in the City shall comply with this ordinance within (45) forty-five days. All City licenses, applications and permits may be withheld from the owners or occupants of primary structures if the address is not placed or maintained in conformance with the ordinance.

SECTION 7. VIOLATIONS. Failure to comply with any section of this ordinance shall constitute a petty misdemeanor.

SECTION 8. INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES. Any inconsistent Ordinances or parts thereof are hereby repealed and replaced with the provisions of this Ordinance.

SECTION 9. CITY CODE. This Ordinance shall be incorporated into the Mountain Iron City Code as Chapter 45.

SECTION 10. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall become effective according to State Statute.

Duly Adopted by the City Council this 5th day of November, 2001.

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