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Insight Denton: A business offered to paint my house number on the curb. Is that necessary?

No. The city has no requirement or preference for your house number to be painted on the curb, according to city spokeswoman Alison Ream. 

However, the city's property maintenance code does require you to display your house number so that can be seen from the street. Specifically, the city requires the house numbers be at least 4 inches high, and be of bright metal or other material that contrasts with the background (for example, black numbers on a white house or brass numbers on a brick house). 

In addition, any business going door-to-door in Denton must have a solicitor's permit from the city, Ream said. 

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