Is your number up?

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Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel need to find your home quickly should an emergency occur.

It is difficult for emergency vehicles, utility trucks and delivery trucks to find homes and businesses whose address numbers are not properly posted.

Residences & Apartments
  • Post house numbers:
    • Directly on your house, apartment, or garage.
    • Where they can best be seen from the road.
    • By the street or on a post or sign made of fire resistant material.
    • That are easy to read, not cursive style.
    • That are at least 4" high
Can we find you in an emergency?
  • Clearly posted house numbers can save precious time should an emergency occur. 
  • Can life saving personnel find you?
  • Response time is critical; seconds lost can mean the difference between life and death.
  • Approximately 84% of all fatal fires burn 10 or more minutes before the fire department is notified.
  • Fire departments in the U S respond to a fire every 15 seconds
Things you can do:
  1. Purchase and install house numbers for your home.
  2. Have a family home escape plan and practice it often.
  3. Have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home, especially by the bedrooms.
  4. Report all fires, immediately! U S fire departments respond to over 2,000,000 fires each year.
  5. Contact your local fire department for additional information for help in protecting your home.
House Numbers: 4" Tall
  • Your house number should be printed in numbers that are No Less Than 4"Tall and in contrasting color from your house color.
  • Your house numbers should be visible up to 150 feet, from all angles.
  • Be sure your house numbers can be seen at night.
  • Keep your numbers clearly visible throughout the year.
  • As a test, ask neighbors, friends or service people who visit your home if they saw your house numbers easily.
  • Encourage family, friends and neighbors to post their house numbers, too!

Every person occupying a building for business or residence purposes shall display at the front of the building, in a conspicuous position near the front entrance thereto, so as to be plainly visible, the correct street number as shown upon the street number map kept by the Director of Public Works in numerals no less than 4 inches in height and in a contrasting color from the building color.