New McAllen rule requires visible addresses on homes

Businesses and homes, new and old, will need to make sure they clearly display their addresses or face a $50 fine thanks to a new ordinance passed by the McAllen City Commission.

Ordinance No. 2019-32 goes into effect in 30 days and requires buildings to have numerals visible, no shorter than four inches. Enforcement of this new rule will be done by McAllen Health and Code Enforcement, and the Building and Inspections Department.

The $50 fine can be waived for first-time offenders if they correct the issue before their first court appearance.

According to a news release from the city, leaders expect this to help with address canvassing and efforts to complete the 2020 Census.

Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct the date the ordinance goes into effect.