City of Orange issued the following announcement on Jan. 17.
Have you ever had to find someone's house when you are not familiar with the neighborhood? It's both frustrating and time-consuming when there aren't any address numbers to identify homes or buildings. Now imagine that you are an EMT, police officer, or fireman responding to a call for help. Valuable time is wasted while you try to find the person needing assistance. Individual house numbers are not only valuable in an emergency, it's also Iowa Law that they be installed on your house or building.
The Code of Iowa in Section 364.12(3d) and the Orange City Municipal Code of Ordinances both require that homes and buildings be numbered. The numbers must be "in a conspicuous place to the street in figures not less than four (4) inches in height". Please check if your house has address numbers and they are visible from the street. If you don't have address numbers, please install them soon. If you're not sure what exact number is yours, contact City Hall. We would be happy to confirm your house number.
It's a recipe for disaster when you need help and emergency personnel can't find you.
Original source can be found here.
Source: City of Orange