The importance of having an address number on your home can not be emphasized enough, so we are asking our residents to take a moment to look at your house number. Make sure your numbers and make sure that they are clearly visible from the street. It will help our department, as well as the police and first aid squad, find you easier and faster in the event of an emergency.
In an effort to serve you better, we are requesting that residents and business owners cooperate in posting their street numbers on their homes and/or mailboxes. A street number should be placed at the end of the driveway should your home not be easily visible from the street.
- The numbers on residences should be at least 3 inches high.
- Numbers should be a contrasting color to the background.
- Numbers should be placed on, above, or at the side of the main entrance, so that they can be easily detected from the street.
- Avoid placing numbers in unusual spots (e.g. decor on porch) and above your garage door.
- If the entrance is more than 50 feet from the street, or cannot be seen from the street, a second set of numbers should also be displayed on the mailbox or on a post at the street or end of the drive. Remember: your mail-carrier always comes the same way. Fire trucks, ambulances and police cars may come from any direction, so be sure to mark BOTH sides of your mailbox or mark your house number in such a way that it may be easily seen, no matter which direction they are approaching.
- Reflective numbers are highly recommended.
- At the very least, any house number is better than none at all.
You never know when you may be the next one to call 911 for an emergency. Be sure your house number is posted AND VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD so you can be found as quickly as possible as every minute counts.