Be sure your house’s building number can be easily found. Having building numbering clearly seen from the street can help law enforcement, ambulance crews, and fire fighters find your home in an emergency. In the City of Washington, the code states that building numbers shall be placed and maintained on the principal building of a property in a conspicuous place. The numbers must be at least four inches in height and the color should contrast from their background. If an owner fails to put numbers on their house within 20 days of being notified by the city, then city staff may place the assigned property number on the building and assess the costs against the property. While doing some spring cleaning and landscaping, take a moment to check if your house numbers are easily seen.