911/GIS Addressing

WHY DO I NEED A 911 ADDRESS?

 Because seconds save lives.

 When you need emergency services, you need them NOW.

 With the addressing system we have in place, even if someone “forgets” to post their address numbers, emergency service persons know by the address numbers, how far down the road and which side of the road to start  looking for the structure they are trying to find to be able to give you the help you need.  911 addresses are for directions only; they are not property or legal descriptions.

HOW

Based on 5,280 feet in a mile, a new address is available every 5.28 ft.  That breaks down to 1000 addresses per mile in the county. In most cases even numbers will be on the left and odd numbers will be on the right. An address of 1000 would be a mile from the beginning of the road, on the left. An address of 1001 would be a mile from the beginning of the road, on the right.

Remember there are ALWAYS exceptions to every rule.

Watts addressed areas (areas that were contracted out to be addressed before 911 began doing the addressing) are usually odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right. Reverse station is when the low number addressing starts at the end of the road instead of at the beginning.  Cities for the most part are block and grid, (one hundred block, two hundred block) with left and right numbering reversed.  Address numbering should always be in chronological order.

Contact Information

Phone Number: 870-425-2361

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