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Residents and business owners required to properly display addresses

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MCALLEN, Texas — McAllen residents and business owners can soon face a fine if they fail to display visible addresses.

City commissioners recently approved an ordinance requiring clearly visible addresses to be on all new and existing construction, residential, commercial and industrial establishments. All in effort to increase efficiency in police and fire response time.

Xochitl Mora, Communications Director – City of McAllen, “The numbers need to be legible and no smaller than four inches and visible from the street. This is to aid in response time and efficiency by our first responders. From fire and police who respond to emergencies or other situations in the community. We also feel this will help in the census taking that will be taking place next year. That was the idea behind the ordinance.”

The ordinance will take effect in mid-July. A $50 fine will be assigned for first-time offenders.

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