Every dwelling and business in the Municipality has or should have a civic number. This civic number is the identification number that emergency response providers use to locate your property. When a call is placed to 911 or an emergency response provider, the dispatcher is at most times automatically aware of your civic number, as the number is linked to the phone number (unless there is no phone, or the caller is using a cell phone). Emergency response providers rely on you as a homeowner or business, to post a civic number as this enables the emergency vehicle driver to locate your property. The failure to post a civic number may mean the difference between life and death.
As of September 1, 2013, a civic address bylaw has taken effect. This bylaw makes it mandatory to post all civic number and private road name signs. The new pdf Civic Addressing By-law (342 KB) addresses general issues such as who assigns civic numbers, how they are issued, and naming or changing of road names. The by-law provide standards on where and how you should locate civic numbers and private road name signs.
Need to know how to pdf post your civic number (106 KB) ?
pdf Do you live on a private road? (72 KB) Fnd out sign installation standards.
Download and print a copy of our pdf Civic Addressing Brochure (198 KB) .