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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

House number assignment

Description

House numbers are issued on the basis of building applications, notices of construction work or at the request of the owners by the general regulatory authority. The allocation of house numbers is not a matter of law, but of regulatory and municipal law. It is not linked to the road construction load.

House numbers (and street names) serve as orientation in the city or municipal area and fulfil an order function for all personal or location-related data. Two equivalent systems are used for arranging house numbers:

  • the so-called Parisian system with a kind of zipper system (the numbering starts at the end of the street facing the city centre with 1 and on the right with 2 and then runs separately to the opposite end of the road, whereby it often happens, due to the different size of the individual plots, that each numerically adjacent numbers are not opposite in reality) and
  • the so-called Berlin system with circumencing house numbering (the number sequence starts on one side of the street with 1, runs without interruption to the end of the street and then back on the other side of the street).

In order to integrate new buildings into an existing house number sequence, it may be necessary to change existing house numbers.

It is the general regulatory authority responsible for checking whether a house number has been affixed by the owner of the property/house. The local house number signage is checked in case of complaints. The owner of the property is then asked to provide a house number visible from the traffic area.

City or municipal administration as a general regulatory authority

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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