[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Laconia 12-29-1975 as Ch. 38 of the Public Ordinances of 1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In the numbering of the houses and buildings on any street, the odd numbers shall be on the right-hand side and the even numbers on the left-hand side in the progressive order of numbering, beginning with the lowest numbers and proceeding therefrom with increasing numbers, but omitting for vacant lots and spaces, according to the system hereinafter set forth.
The numbering of Main Street shall begin at the southerly end. The numbering of any street connecting with Main Street but not crossing Main Street shall begin at Main Street. The numbering of any street crossing Main Street begin at the southerly or westerly end. The numbering of any street connecting with Union Avenue but not with Main Street shall begin at Union Avenue. The numbering of a street leading off from any street connecting with Main Street or with Union Avenue shall begin at said connecting street. The numbering of a street leading off from any street whatever and likely to be farther extended shall begin at said street from which it leads off. The numbering of any street not provided for by the foregoing rules or of any street for which the rules conflict shall begin at the southerly or westerly end, unless otherwise specially provided for.
The numbering of Fair Street shall begin at Academy Street. The numbering of Messer Street shall begin at Church Street. The numbering of Center Street shall begin at Adams Street.
The numbering of Endicott Street shall begin at the Gilford line. The numbering of Lakeside Avenue shall begin at Endicott Street. The numbering of any street intersecting with either Endicott Street of Lakeside Avenue shall begin at said intersection. The numbering of any street intersecting with Weeks Street shall begin at said street.
In the residential part of the City every 25 feet measured along the center of the street and in the business part of the City every 12 1/2 feet measured along the center of the street shall have an odd number for the right-hand side of the street and the next even number for the left-hand side of the street, which said number shall be the proper number for any door or entrance to any house or building having a door or entrance within such space. If there are two or more doors or entrances needing to be numbered within one of such spaces and on the same side of the street, they may be distinguished by giving to one the number of an adjoining space having no door or entrance to be numbered or by using a fractional number or by using the number of such space with a letter following.
For the purposes of the preceding section, the "business part of the City" is defined as follows: Main Street from a point 308 feet south of Union Avenue to Church Street; Mill Plaza from Beacon Street East to footbridge, so-called; Beacon Street East; Beacon Street West; Hanover Street; Canal Street; Pleasant Street from its southern intersection with Main Street to New Salem Street; Water Street from Main Street to a point 200 feet therefrom; Court Street from Main Street to Academy Street; Union Avenue from Main Street to Locust Street and from Laurel Street to Harrison Street; Elm Street from Union Avenue to Franklin Street; Fore Street; Gold Street; Clinton Street from Union Avenue to Mechanic Street; Lakeside Avenue from Endicott Street to Centenary Avenue; Tower Street from Lakeside Avenue to Maple Street.
The Director of Public Works shall keep a record of the correct number for every door or entrance of any house or building fronting on any street, as the same may have been determined by him or his predecessors. He shall determine, in accordance with the provision of § 123-2, where the numbering of any new street shall begin and shall determine and keep a like record of the correct number for the door or entrance of any new house or building on any street. Such record shall be open to the inspection of all persons interested. On application of the owner of any house or building, he shall furnish a statement of the correct number or numbers therefor. He shall also notify the owner of any house or building known to him not to be numbered or not to be properly numbered with the correct number affixed, as provided in the following section, giving such description as may identify the house or building, the proper number or numbers and instructions for procuring and affixing the same.
The owner so notified shall, within 60 days thereafter, affix to every door or entrance specified in the notice the designated number, in metal or other suitable material, at least two inches in height and so placed as to be plainly visible and legible at all times from the street. In default thereof, he shall be punished by a fine of not more than $25. If such default shall continue for one week after conviction therefor, he shall be punished by a fine of not more than $25 for each additional week that such default may continue.
When any house or building has two or more doors or entrances fronting on any street, but not appropriated to different occupants, nothing herein shall be construed as requiring that each door or entrance shall be numbered.
The Director of Public Works' determination of the proper number or numbers of any house or building, if the owner has acted thereon and affixed the number or numbers so determined, shall not be changed without the consent of such owner or the vote of the City Council. All the determinations heretofore made by the Public Works Department of the City as to the proper place to begin numbering of any street, if numbers have been affixed in accordance therewith, are hereby ratified and confirmed.