911 Civic Addressing
For issues regarding safety, it is vital that every inhabited property, permanent and seasonal, is issued a 911 civic address and blue blade sign by the township. These numbers are calculated strategically to indicate to any emergency response a precise location is in need of services. Lack of proper addressing greatly hinders the ability for emergency response personnel to locate and service your property.
For ALL residents, permanent and seasonal...
Make sure you have a civic address and it is properly posted!
Civic addresses are extremely important for emergency services. The civic address number sign, the post, and the number blade, must be maintained BY THE OWNER at all times. Civic addresses are purchased from the Township and after installation they are owned by the property owner.
Removing 911 signs can affect the quality of emergency services, and the removal of any road or civic address sign is a serious offence that should be reported to the OPP as well as the Township for immediate replacement at the cost of the property owner.
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Aquiring a 911 Civic Address
If your driveway enters from a highway (Highway 41, Road 506, or Road 509) then an Entrance Permit must first be completed. (View the Construction of Driveways Policy for more information)
*All other driveways that enter from a municipal road, laneway or private lanes, must only be kept sufficiently accessible for emergency vehicles.
Complete and submit with payment, the 911 Civic Address Application, if:
> Your property requires a civic address as part of a building permit,
> Your property is vacant and/or was never addressed previously, and you wish to have it addressed,
> Your property signage was damaged and you are replacing it
*Costs: Normal driveway access $100, Water access ONLY $75 (owner installs sign), Replacement $40
(View the Civic Addressing Policy for more information)
Once the application and payment has been received by the Township, the Township will assign your property with an address number and install the proper signage.
* Arrangements and instructions will be given to Water Access ONLY properties to post their own signage after a number is calculated.
The Township will update internal records and provide the new address to emergency services, However, the property owner is responsible for notifying any other authorities that may benefit from, or require, this new information, including Bell, and other service providers such as Insurance companies, Canada Post, etc.
The maintenance of the driveway and the integrity of the civic address signage is the responsibility of the property owner. Poor vehicle access or signage can negatively affect an emergency response to your location.