Addresses Required for McAllen Homes, Businesses Ordinance approved with fines for non-compliance, goes into effect in 30 days

by Office of Communications | Jun 17, 2019

The McAllen City Commission recently approved Ordinance No. 2019-32 that now requires clearly visible addresses to be on all new construction, as well as existing residential, commercial and industrial establishments.  The addresses must include clearly legible numbers, 0-9, (not Roman numerals), no less than four inches in height.  


The ordinance goes into effect 30 days from now.  A $50 fine for non-compliance will be assigned for first-time offenders; however, if a homeowner complies before a first appearance before the McAllen Municipal Court, the penalty will be dismissed. Enforcement of the ordinance will be done by the City of McAllen Health & Code Enforcement, as well as the Building & Inspections Department.


Clearly visible addresses increase efficiency in police and fire response time.


Additionally, McAllen City leaders believe this will help with address canvassing and enumerators leading up to and during the 2020 Census.


For more information regarding the new ordinance, please call 681-1300.