E911 ADDRESSING REQUIREMENTS
To all residents and businesses located within the city limits of Geneva, please be advised that ordinance #97-06-05 requires all residential and commercial buildings to have posted on said premises the street number so that it can be easily seen from the street. The size of the numerals shall be no smaller than three and a half (3 ½) inches in height.
Posting of addresses on residential or commercial buildings that are located more than two hundred fee (200) away from the street shall be by means of a mail box identification as required by the United States Postal Service. In absence of a mail box, the street number shall be so placed on the premises that it can be easily read from the street with the size of the numerals being no smaller than three and one half inches in height.
Please be further advised that beginning the second week of May our nuisance officer will begin issuing warnings.
Failure to comply with the ordinance or failure to comply with a warning may result in a fine up to $200.00.
Mayor Lindsey would like for citizens and business owners to understand the importance of this ordinance. This requirement is for the safety and wellbeing of you, your family or employees. Our emergency personnel, police, rescue squad and fire department cannot respond to you in a timely manner if they cannot find your address!!!!!!
Numbers can be purchased at most retail and hardware stores for a nominal amount or the Geneva Sheriff Reserves are selling number address signs for $20.00.
Several of our citizens have taken on craft projects to display their numbers in a unique and decorative way. Below is an example of a project by one of our citizens (Kim Gillespie). If you have a creative way of displaying your address send us a picture and we will add it to our website.