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City of Weirton
Are you able to be found in an emergency?
During an emergency, every second is crucial when emergency personnel are trying to locate an individual in need of help. Incorrect or missing house numbers greatly decrease the response time of emergency personnel. Proper house numbering adds valuable seconds by allowing emergency personnel to locate your home quicker. If you cannot be located, you cannot be helped.
Take a moment and look at the outside of your home. When looking at your home, consider the following:
If your answer to any of the questions is “no”, then it is time you take action on properly addressing your home. City of Weirton Police and Fire Departments have encountered numerous homes within the city where there are incorrect or missing house numbers. Sadly, poor house numbering is an issue that plagues many cities and counties. But is something we should be reviewing regularly to ensure our loved ones could be found in time of a crisis.
City of Weirton Code of Ordinances § 912.03 Structure and Location Numbering and Display states the following for residential and apartments:
Residential Structure Identification
Apartments and Similar Structures Identification
More information to consider when ensuring your home is properly numbered:
For more information on the City Ordinances relating to premise identification, please visit the City of Weirton at www.cityofweirton.com. When researching our Code of Ordinances, reference City of Weirton Code of Ordinances § 912.03 Structure and Location Numbering and Display, and for our Code Enforcement review section [F] 304.3 Premise identification of the 2015 International Code Council standards, which our Code Enforcement follows.