House Numbers

House Numbering

In the Electoral Areas of the Regional District, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is the authority for naming and maintaining roads. House numbers, also known as civic addresses, are assigned by the Regional District. House numbers, along with a road name, are used for the identification of homes and businesses for Emergency 9-1-1 service.

Obtaining a House Number

A house number is issued based on the location of a home on a property and its driveway access to the main road. New house numbers are most commonly issued during the Building Permit application process. The following information is required to issue a house number:

  • the distance (in feet or metres) of the building site from the front property line
  • the distance of the building site from at least one of the side lot lines
  • the location of your driveway in relation to the property line along the road
  • the location of your driveway in relation any nearby driveways located across the road (required to ensure that numbers increase/decrease in odd/even sequence along the road)                                                                                        

Every home should be assigned a number. If you do not have a number, or need a number confirmed, please contact our Development Services department. 

Displaying Your House Number

Clearly posting your house number is important for efficient emergency service response. Purchase and installation of a house number sign is at the owner’s expense. Guidelines and considerations for signage include:

  • dark and/or reflective numbers on a white background
  • numbers 7.5 to 13.5 cm (3 to 5 inches) high
  • at least 1.4 metres (4 feet) off the ground
  • out of the path of snow clearing equipment or growing vegetation
  • location of driveway is clearly marked to vehicles on the main road