Civic Addressing

Known as a 9-1-1 address, a street address, or a civic address, this designation is made up of individual parts that combine to uniquely describe a specific location. 

Civic addressing is primarily in place to help emergency service locate properties. Addresses are subsequently referenced for mail, phone services, etc.

911 Civic Address Application

911 Civic Address Application must be completed and submitted to the Township Office if:
  • Your property required a civic address as part of a building permit
  • Your property was never addressed previously, and you wish to have it addressed
  • Your property signage was damaged and you are replacing it

For more information, view our Civic Addressing Policy and Fees and Charges By-law for more information on the Township's Civic Web Portal where all Township By-laws are e-published.

Entrance Permits 
If your driveway enters from a Township Road, than an Entrance Permit must be completed with applicable fee and approved by the Public Works Department prior to applying for a civic address. 

All other driveways that enter from a laneway, or a private lane, should be made sufficiently accessible for emergency vehicle, but do not require an Entrance Permit.

For more information, view our Construction of Driveways Policy and Fees and Charges By-law for more information on the Township's Civic Web Portal where all Township By-laws are e-published. 

Facts about North Frontenac Civic Addressing
  • All 911 signs in North Frontenac are blue
  • Roads and Lanes originating in North Frontenac begin addressing at "1000"
  • Even number on the right, odd number on the left, when travelling through ascending addresses.
 Property Owner Responsibilities 
  • The property owner is responsible for notifying all other authorities including Bell Canada, 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 visibility can negatively affect the emergency response to your location and insurance companies may consider this. Make sure your signage and property access is clear for emergency services.
Township Responsibilities  
  • Once the application and payment has been received by the Township, the Township will visit the location and measure/calculate the 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 in the office.
  • The Township will update internal records and mapping platforms.

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