Officials in Livingston County are offering a reminder to area residents. For many years now, the county commission has required citizens to mark their property so that it can be easily located in an emergency. Due to recent notice of many areas not being marked, they are issuing a reminder of its importance. According to Fire Chief Darrell Wright, the house numbers need to be posted on both sides of the mailbox in three inch high reflective lettering.
Residents are also reminded that a 911 address may be obtained for property even if there is no structure. The commission says it’s a safety priority for hunters and farmers who may need assistance quickly in an emergency situation. Those who may need to obtain an address are encouraged to contact the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department at 660-646-0515.
The Livingston County Commission is concerned about county properties where the house number is not properly marked for location by emergency services. The house numbers need to be posted on both sides of the mailbox in three inch high reflective numbers. According to Darrell Wright with Chillicothe Emergency Services, white on black is the most visible.
Also, the house number should be posted on the structure (house, machine shed, etc.) in the same three inch high reflective numbers. If the structure is more than 75’ from the road or not visible from the road, post the house number at the entrance to the driveway where it can be seen from both directions. 911 addresses are issued based on the driveway entrance so, if there is a driveway change on the property, contact the sheriff’s office for a new address.
Please be aware that you may request a 911 address for your property even if there is no structure. For your personal safety when hunting, farming, etc., it is good to have an address for the property and have it visible at the entrance. If you have questions about addressing, contact the sheriff’s office at 660-646-0515.