Emergency Preparedness / Civic Addresses

Need to call 9-1-1 in an emergency? Make your home easy for first responders to find with properly sized and displayed house numbers:


  • numbers three to five inches tall in high contrast colours
  • installed along the road at the primary driveway
  • free of vegetation or snow and visible from road 

In emergencies like floods or wildfires, notification and evacuations teams also use civic addresses to locate and advise residents of imminent threats. They deliver evacuation notifications door to door to ensure you are contacted and accounted for.

Development Services issues civic addresses to identify homes and businesses based on their location. Development Services also contacts Canada Post, TELUS, BC Hydro, FortisBC and BC Assessment with the new number and road name.