The DeKalb County E-911 Center would like to stress to residents the importance of clearly posting 911 addresses at your residence.
"The proper posting of your address ensures a speedy response in the event of emergency," said Brad Mullinax, Director of the DeKalb County Emergency Communications District.
"There have been countless situations in which responders have been delayed to an emergency response due to inadequate address postings. Our agency strives to deliver the fastest response in all emergencies. Please help us deliver the best service possible by posting your 911 address. We are asking you to follow the DeKalb E-911 guidelines for 911 addressing. If you have any questions, you may contact our office at 615-597-3030," said Mullinax.
The addressing requirements are as follows:
*Every residence and business in DeKalb County shall have a house number and street address assigned to it by the E-911 district. The E-911 District shall maintain a process for new constructions to be assigned an address. The number shall then be posted to meet this criteria.
Section 1 Temporary Posting for Electrical Permits:
*Every person applying for temporary and permanent electrical service of a new residence or business must contact the E-911 office for the issuance of a new address. The new numbers must be posted before an inspection, utility service, or telephone lines are installed. The numbers must be visible from the county road that the new location is addressed off of and must meet the following requirements:
*Numbers must be at least 6 inches in height and must be orange or red in color.
*The numbers do not have to be purchased, they may be painted on at least a 1 foot by 3 foot board. The board may be attached to the temporary electrical service if it visible and within 50 feet of the county road its addressed from.
*If the building is more than 150 feet from the county road and its temporary electrical service is more than 50 feet from the county road, a stake or sign must be posted within 25 feet of the driveway.
Section 2 Permanent Posting of House Number:
All residence and business dwellings must post their assigned house number to meet the following requirements:
*Numbers must be at least 6 inches in height and reflectorized.
*Numbers must be posted on the side of the house facing the county road it is addressed from. Numbers must be legible from the county road and free from obstructions.
*If the house is more than 150 feet from the county road it is addressed from, numbers must be on the mailbox or a stake at the beginning of the driveway. Stakes must be 2-5 feet high, no more than 25 feet from driveway and easily visible from the county road it is addressed from. If posted on mailbox, numbers must be on both sides of it and the mailbox must be within 25 feet of driveway.
*If multiple houses are located on a private drive they must have a stake at the beginning of the drive with all the house numbers posted on it, plus, there must be a stake or house number posted on each house on the private drive.