Every second counts in an emergency...can responders ﬁnd your home?
- Post your house numbers so that they are clearly visible from the street
- Make sure your house numbers are of a contrasting color to the house
Be sure to keep all trees, bushes and other plants trimmed so they do not block the view of your house numbers
- If your house sits too far from the road, have a house marker sign installed at the end of the driveway
- Most communities have an ordinance requiring house numbers — links to these ordinances are below.
In unincorporated areas...
- Make sure your green house marker sign is posted and clearly visible from both directions on the road
- Be sure to keep all trees, bushes and other plants trimmed so they do not block the view of your sign
- Rural signs should be installed so that they sit perpendicular to the roadway — that is, so that they can be viewed from both directions as you approach the driveway
- At night, check to make sure it reflects properly — if it does not, request a replacement
- You may put numbers on your mailbox, but you are still required to have an official green address marker sign posted - Note: The green signs you can buy at many department and hardware stores are not the official sign that is required — you can get the official sign from the 911 office only
- County ordinance requires all homes to have an official house marker sign posted