What is a 9-1-1 address?
A 9-1-1 address is the "physical" address of your structure. When you
dial 9-1-1 from a "land" phone in an emergency, this is the location
information that is available to a dispatcher.
Why do I need a 9-1-1 address?
When a dispatcher receives a 9-1-1 call, they need to be able to locate the
caller. The dispatcher guides emergency responders to the location. In the case
of "land" phones, a 9-1-1 address should be tied to it so that the dispatcher
can see it automatically. This is especially important if the caller is unable
to speak or the 9-1-1 address is not known.
When do I need a 9-1-1 address?
Many types of structures require a 9-1-1 address, including some types of
barns, shops, buildings and garages; businesses; all houses and/or mobile
homes; as well as water and cell towers. When you apply for your building
permit, one of the forms you must submit is the 9-1-1 Address Application .
City Secretary | Susan Coffer
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