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Posted on: April 5, 2017

EVERY Home Needs an Address!

How to Properly Post Your 911 Address


Residences, Townhouses and Businesses

·         On the Structure:

o    4" reflective numbers

·         The address must clearly identify which structure the address belongs to and must be visible from the street or road the structure is located on or is closest to.

·         All posted addresses must be visible during both day and nighttime hours and contrast in color with the background to which they are affixed.

Private Lane and Long Driveways

·         If any addressed structure is located so that the address number is not clearly visible from the street, an additional address number shall be posted at the intersection of the driveway with the public street.

o    4" reflective numbers, contrasting in color with the background on which they are affixed. Visible day and night; placed upon a post or other structure that displays the number at least 48 inches above the ground.

Apartment Buildings and Multi-Family Dwellings

·         4" reflective numbers

·         Display above or to the side of primary entrance

·         Individual units within the complex shall be displayed on, above or to the side of the doorway of each unit.

Questions? Call Inspector Mark Cacchione at the City of Highland Park Fire Prevention Bureau, 847-926-1187


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