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Posting Your 911 Number

The time you take now to mark your address may save precious seconds when they are really needed!!

Residents of Henry County have enhanced 911 service. Each resident and business has been assigned a locatable address with a road name and house number. Whenever you place a call to 911, your name, phone number and address appear on the 911 dispatchers screen. From this and information that you give the dispatcher as to the nature of your emergency, the 911 dispatcher sends emergency units to your location to assist you. For this reason you should post your house number at your driveway so responding units can locate you quickly.

In addition to posting a sign with your 911 number, it is suggested that you write your address in large print on or near your telephones. You may know your address but a relative, child, or someone visiting may not.

Permanent Posting of House Number

All residence and business dwellings should post their assigned 911 number to meet the following suggested guidelines:

  • Numbers should be at least 6 inches in height and reflective.

  • Numbers should be posted on the side of the house facing the road it is addressed from.

  • Numbers should be legible from the road and free from obstructions.

  • If the house is more than 150ft from the road it is addressed from, numbers should be on the mailbox or a stake at the beginning of the driveway. Stakes should be 2-5 ft high, no more than 25ft from the driveway and easily visible from the road it is addressed from. If posted on the mailbox, numbers should be on both sides and the mailbox should be within 25 ft of the driveway.

  • If multiple houses are located on a driveway, they should have a stake at the beginning of the drive with all the house numbers posted on it, plus, there should be a stake or house number posted on each house on the drive.

  • If you wish to purchase a 911 marker for your business or residence, you can call Mooney Appraisal Service at (731) 642-5779. The proceeds go to the optimist club and will be used for the buddy program.

Here are a few things to think about:

  • Can your house number be seen from the road?

  • If your address is on your mailbox, can it be seen from either direction?

  • Is it obvious which mailbox goes with which house, or is it in a group?

  • Is your mailbox in front of YOUR house? Can your house number be seen at night?

In an emergency, you cannot expect to be found if you simply tell them "The blue house with the red barn in back". The 911 dispatchers have a GPS map and can see your location but the responders do not have the GPS map in their vehicles.

If you have any questions or concerns about posting your address, please give us a call and we will be glad to help. Contact Us.