Lee County Code Enforcement Officers were out on the streets today checking homes in the city of Leesburg to make sure they had visible numbers on either the house or the mailbox.
They handed out 85 warnings in the city limits to people who's homes didn't have those visible numbers. There's an ordinance in the city that says you have to have four-inch numbers on your home and those numbers can't blend in to the color of the home. The numbers can also be put on your mailbox.
Ben Roberts with Code Enforcement said not only did they hand out these reminders to people without numbers but also to people who's numbers were hidden by trees or fading.
Public safety director Bobby Watkins says EMS has been having a problem lately with finding homes when they're called out to an emergency and the longer they spend looking for your house, the longer time you have to wait for help.