Minneapolis Department of Public Works

 

Solid Waste & Recycling

309 2nd Ave S., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2281

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House & Garage Address Numbers

Solid Waste & Recycling crews need house and/or garage address numbers. Address numbers are important to ensure that:

Please ensure that your address number is clearly visible.

Save money - Post your house or garage number yourself
If it is reported that your house or garage numbers are not posted, our office will send you a letter requesting that number be placed by a given date. If numbers are not posted, then Solid Waste & Recycling will post them for you and bill your next utility bill, as per Fees & Charges .

What type of numbers should I put up?
link text City ordinance Chapter 435.60 Parcel and Structure Numbering requires each residence with a public alley to have house numbers posted that are easily read from the alley.

Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals. Numbers shall be a minimum of four (4) inches high with a minimum stroke width of one-half (1/2) inch. Numbers applied with a stencil designed for the purpose of address identification shall be permitted if otherwise in conformance with this section.

The numbers shall not be comprised of spray painted or hand-painted numbers nor shall the numbers be otherwise hand-applied by marker, tape or similar product not pre-fabricated for the specific purpose of address identification.

What else does my house number do?
House and garage address numbers are an invaluable aid in providing service to your home. City emergency personnel; solid waste and recycling crews; and electrical, cable and phone utility employees rely on visible house numbers to service your property.

I don't have an alley; my garbage is picked up at the curb, in front of my house!
Then post your address numbers on the front of your home.

I don't have a garage!
Then post your address numbers on the back of your home.

I received a letter, but already have them posted!
Make sure they are visible from the street or alley. Trim shrubs or tree branches, if necessary. Then call Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling at (612) 673-2917.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling at (612) 673-2917.

Last updated Dec. 28, 2012