City of Warrenton, MO
Warren County
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[R.O. 2006 §510.010; Ord. No. 1341, 9-16-2003]
A. 
The numbering of all houses, buildings or other structures fronting on or having entrances on public streets within the limits of the City of Warrenton, Missouri, in force upon the passage of this Chapter shall be in conformity with the following rules and regulations:
1. 
The odd numbers shall be applied to the north and west sides of the streets and the even numbers shall be applied to the south and east sides of the streets.
2. 
On all streets running in a north and south or northerly and southerly direction, the numbering shall commence with the numbers 101 and 102 at Main Street and shall increase proceeding north and south at the rate of 100 numbers for each City block as nearly as possible.
3. 
On all streets running in a west and east or westwardly and eastwardly direction, the numbering shall commence with the numbers 101 and 102 at Market Street and shall increase proceeding east and west or eastwardly and westwardly at the rate of 100 numbers for each City block as nearly as possible.
4. 
A "City block" shall be interpreted to mean the distance between any two (2) streets entering Main or Market Streets, unless otherwise designated by the Director of Public Works.
[R.O. 2006 §510.020; Ord. No. 1341, 9-16-2003]
The Director of Public Works shall have the right to number or renumber any block, house, building or other structure or the plural thereof as he/she in his/her discretion may deem necessary. He/she shall establish such rectifying lines as may be necessary for the numbering of any new districts but not so as to conflict with the lines hereby established.
[R.O. 2006 §510.030; Ord. No. 1341, 9-16-2003]
A base line and a central base line are hereby established. The base line shall begin at the east City limits of Warrenton and extend west along Main Street, including the angular road leading to the Warrenton Cemetery, to the Warrenton City limits and the said central base line shall be Market Street as it now exists and running north and south through the City of Warrenton and if extended north or south to the north and south City limits.
[R.O. 2006 §510.040; Ord. No. 1341, 9-16-2003]
There shall be one (1) number allowed for every seventy (70) feet of vacant ground, building, house or structure, except in the business section where there shall be a number for every door. There shall be a full number assigned for any building, house or structure of seventy (70) feet in width or for every door in the business section. There shall also be assigned a half number for any building, house or structure passageway leading from any street to rear of premises less than seventy (70) feet in width. There shall also be assigned a full number with letter "A" for any entrance leading directly from any highway to any second (2nd) floor apartment regardless of the purpose for which said apartment is to be used. All said numbering shall be done as directed by the Director of Public Works. All numbers shall be assigned to meet the said door openings as nearly as possible.
[R.O. 2006 §510.050; Ord. No. 1341, 9-16-2003]
The responsibility for the proper numbering of each residence, building or other structure on the street front and, if there be an alley entrance, also at the alley entrance to the premises on which a said residence, building or other structure is located shall rest upon its owner, trustee, lessee, agent or occupant who shall cause the same to be numbered. The number shall be placed on the front of the residence, building or other structure over or on either side of the entrance, the said numbers to be of paint or metal and at least four (4) inches in height, the color of the numbers to be in contrast to the immediate background and shall be so placed as to be in full view from the opposite side of the street. Where the front of the residence, building or other structure is more than one hundred fifty (150) feet from the center of the road or street, an additional address sign, not vulnerable to damage by snow plows, delivery trucks or other hazards, shall be placed adjacent to the driveway leading to the building or residence. It shall further be unlawful to cover any address number with any sign, drapery or other obstruction tending to conceal such number. All old numbers must be removed from any residence, building or other structure when a new number has been assigned or when so directed by the Director of Public Works. The address number shall be placed conspicuously at the said alley entrance, the same to be of paint or metal figures, not less than four (4) inches high. The Director of Public Works is hereby authorized to require the numbering and renumbering of any residence, building or other structure and the alley entrance thereof in accordance with his/her directions.