Chapter 14, Article V. House and Building Numbering provide the regulations for addressing which staff follows as properties are addressed. The intent of Article V is to assist police and fire departments in quickly finding the correct residence at which to provide emergency services by requiring house and building numbers to be placed in prominently visible locations. This Article also provides the specifications all property owners are required to follow when displaying the addresses assigned to them.
What are the specific addressing regulations for my type of use?
There are special regulations depending on which type of occupancy the structure is zoned for. They are as follows:
Single Family and two family requirements
Address numbers shall not be less than 3 1/2 inches in height and placed on the exterior wall of the home/garage which which faces the street or driveway providing access to the home. All residences shall also have street numbers placed on their respective mail box. Property owners who shall construct buildings located more than 75 feet from the street shall be furnished a fire sign by the village at the time of issuance of the building permit. The cost for this sign will be added to the building permit fee.
All multifamily buildings shall have address numbers placed on the exterior of the principal building that faces the street service drive or parking lot and located adjacent to the individual unit entrances to the buildings. In addition, each building shall be identified by a letter or number, not less than twelve (12) inches high, located near the top of the building wall facing the street, service drive or parking lot that services that building. At the entrance of each service drive, there shall be a directory listing of the street numbers and building identifications that are accessible from the said street, service drive or parking lot. Suite numbers identifying the individual units must be placed on the primary entrance of each occupancy.
Commercial and industrial requirements
Buildings less than seventy-five (75) feet in height shall have street numbers, not less than six inches high, placed at the exterior wall of the principal building facing the street, service drive or parking lot providing access to that building and located adjacent to any primary entrance door. If more than seventy-five (75) feet in height, shall have street numbers not less than twenty-four (24) inches in height located on the wall facing the primary street entrance. Only one street address shall be assigned per building. Buildings with more than one occupancy, a suite number, or letter shall be used to identify each individual unit. All suite numbers that identify each individual unit shall be placed on the primary entrance to each business or occupancy. All commercial or industrial structures which have a rear service door, shall identify the occupant and the street address conspicuously and on said rear door in contrasting and reflective letters and/or numbers not less than six (6) inches in height and shall continually maintain same.
Please note that per Sec. 14.501 (b), assigned address numbers shall be conspicuously displayed for every house and building in the Village. The assigned number shall be located in place on the structure as soon as reasonably possible during construction. All numbers used in any district must be contrasting in colors (e.g. Black on white) and readable from the street, road, or highway. Arabic numbers shall be used. Script and Roman numerals cannot be used alone however they may be used as an addition to the requirements of Chapter 14. Address numbering and lettering shall be in addition to addresses placed on mailboxes, paper boxes, or similar objects.
How do I get a new address assigned?
The Planning and Development Department is responsible for assigning all addresses within the Village of Weston. If you are in need of an address or have addressing questions, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 715-359-6114 or PlanDev@westonwi.gov.