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 February 24th, 2009  
Notices on Indian River Estates mailboxes about address painting are not official, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara
 
Residents of Indian River Estates or other neighborhoods in unincorporated St. Lucie County do not have to paint their driveways with their street addresses, says Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

“A private individual who is selling this service is placing advertisements on the mailboxes of Indian River Estates residents,” said Sheriff Mascara. The flyer may make some residents think they have to have their street address painted in their driveway, but that’s not the case.”

The individual is selling this service for $10 per driveway. But county regulations do not require driveways to be painted with the street address, Sheriff Mascara said.

According to the St. Lucie County Building Code, the numbers of your street address “shall be at least four (4) inches in height. The numbers shall be made of a durable, clearly visible material.” The numbers must “be placed conspicuously on the front of the house...so that the number can be seen plainly from the street line.”

You can find these regulations for unincorporated St. Lucie County residential areas in the St. Lucie County Building Code at Section 7.05.09 “House and building numbers” at Subsection B. “Duty of owner for placement on existing structures.” This is on page 90 of the building code. On the St. Lucie County web site, go to:

http://www.stlucieco.gov/pdfs/LDC_Chapt_7.pdf

Then go to page 90.

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