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St. Peters warns against curb painting scam

Residents in St. Peters in recent weeks have contacted the city about solicitors trying to sell a service to paint address numbers on their curbs.

In a release this week, the city reinforced that it does not recommend nor endorse painting address numbers on curbs in front of homes. The city wanted residents to know that it is unaffiliated with solicitors selling this service.

According to the city, emergency agencies prefer that address numbers be placed on the front of the home near the front door or above a garage door that is visible from the street. Numbers painted on the curb can be blocked by vehicles and other obstacles, including snow and ice in the winter.

If a solicitor selling curb address numbers claims an affiliation with the city of St. Peters, residents are asked to contact the St. Peters Citizen Action Center at (636) 477-6600, ext. 1225.

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