911 Information

  1. How to Display Your Address
  2. Appropriate use of 911

 
We must find you before we can help you. Is your address displayed properly?


 When you request the assistance of emergency personnel such as Police, Fire or Ambulance, they need to be able to find you. The easiest and best way is to have your address displayed correctly. County law requires your address be displayed properly. This helps the 9-1-1 Center get help to you quickly. 
The law requires your address be displayed visibly from the road. This requires numbers at least 3 inches tall, preferably reflective with a black background.  Contrast is the key to good visibility. The numbers can be displayed on the house, mailbox (both sides), or on a post near the road. You can be fined if you don't comply.

We have prepared a  slideshow to demonstrate good and bad 911 address displays.

For additional information and suggestions on properly displaying your address please contact us at 410-479-2622 or by email.