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  • CHAPTER5
    GENERAL BUILDING HEIGHTS AND AREAS

    User note: Code change proposals to sections preceded by the designation [F] will be considered by the International Fire Code
    Development Committee during the 2016 (Group B) Code Development Cycle. See explanation on page iv.

    SECTION501
    GENERAL

    501.1 Scope.

    The provisions of this chapter control the height and area of structures hereafter erected and additions to existing structures.

    [F]501.2 Address identification.

    New and existing buildings shall be provided with approved address identification. The address identification shall be legible and placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Where required by the fire code official, address identification shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Where access is by means of a private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other approved sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Address identification shall be maintained.