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Address Display Law

Anne Arundel County Code
Article 12, Title 5. Miscellaneous Provision

ยง 5-101. Display of address.

(a) The owner of any improved property shall post on or about the property numbers or letters designating the address assigned to the property.

(b) The numbers or letters shall be in plain block style, at least three inches high displayed on a contrasting background, and posted so as to be unobstructed and clearly legible from the street named in the address of the property.

(c) In addition to the requirement of subsection (b) of this section:

(1) for a multifamily structure:

(i) the address shall be affixed to the structure in numbers or letters at least six inches high so as to clearly legible from entrances to parking areas; and

(ii) the designation of each dwelling unit shall be affixed to the exterior door of the unit in plain block numbers or letters at least three inches high;

(2) for a mobile home park, the designation of each lot shall be posted in numbers or letters at least three inches high in a conspicuous space on or about the lot so as to be clearly legible from the interior street on which the lot is located; and

(3) for commercial property, the address shall be displayed in numbers or letters at least six inches high.

(d) The Anne Arundel County Fire Department shall enforce the provisions of this section.

(e) An authorized representative of the County Fire Department, Police Department, Health Department, Department of Inspection and Permits, Department of Public Works, Department of Utilities, or Office of Planning and Zoning may cite an owner for a violation of the provisions of this section.

(f) A person who violates the provisions of this section is subject to a civil fine as provided in Article 9, Title 2-101 of this Code.



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