The Overstrand Municipality has urged home owners to ensure that the street number of their property is visibly displayed on the street-facing wall, door and/or gate.
“Currently in Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Rooi-Els the erf numbers is on display, but that needs to change. The Kleinmond Administration will, via its ward committees, plan and implement the change to street numbering in the foreseeable future,” said Overstrand Municipality spokesperson, Riana Steenekamp.
“Not only will this save valuable time when calling an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police in case of an emergency, but it also has obvious merits for the Municipality when rendering services and attending to complaints.”
Overstrand Municipality by-laws on street numbers
She added that according to the by-law relating to streets, public places and the prevention of public nuisances, all premises – be they residential (home or flat) or commercial – must at all times display a number that is clearly visible and readable from a height of 1,5m above the centre line of the adjacent road or carriageway.
“If you are unsure of your exact street address, check your municipal account: The name of the street and the number of your property should appear right below the account holder’s name,” Steenekamp said.
“If these details do not correspond with your physical address, please contact the helpdesk at the municipal offices in your area.”
In this regard, note that in the case of corner properties, the main entrance to the property will generally be regarded as the access address.
“Should you require any further assistance with clarifying your street address, please call the Infrastructure and Planning Directorate on the following numbers: Hermanus 028 313 8000, Kleinmond 028 271 8400, Gansbaai 028 384 8300, Stanford 028 341 8500, or send an email to email@example.com.”