Prepare yourself in the event of an emergency. 

Note: Prank 911 calls are a criminal offence and will hinder real emergency calls. 

 Civic Address

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 services locate properties. Addresses are subsequently referenced for mail, phone services, etc.

 Civic Address Application

 A 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 the Civic Addressing Policy and Fees and Charges By-law. 

 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 private lane, should be made sufficiently accessible for emergency vehicles. 

For more information view the Construction of Driveways Policy and Fees and Charges By-law.

Facts in North Frontenac 

  •  All 911 signs in North Frontenac are blue
  • Roads and Lanes originating in North Frontenac behind addressing at "1000"
  •  Even number on the right, odd number on the left, when travelling through ascending addresses.
  • Numbers increase in 10 meter intervals, therefore:
    • The address 1020 is 100m from the beginning
    • The address 1200 is 1km from the beginning 
    • The address 2000 is 5km from the beginning 
    • Remember numbers are on both sides of the road, and thus get used twice per 10 meter interval.

 Property Owner's 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's 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.

Cellular and Internet Phone Service


Emergency services cannot locate through embedded GPS technology. Make sure to know your location and be able to describe closest civic addresses and intersections. 

Internet Phone Service

Contact your Voice over Internet Protocol provider to ensure you have access to 911 emergency services. Make sure to know your location and be able to describe closest civic addresses and intersections. 

 Maintaining your Private Lane

"The Township is not responsible for inspecting or identifying private lanes/rights-of-way or driveways that do not meet the Township's minimum standard. It is the sole responsibility of the land owner to ensure that their lane/right-of-way/driveway is accessible for emergency vehicles and maintained in a safe condition."

See the  Private Lanes Brochure for more information and review the images below depicting good and poor access.

Good Access

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Poor Access

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