Why are house numbers so important?
House numbers are the means by which emergency responds identify your house in the event of an emergency and are required by law. In the event of a fire, we might see the smoke or fire, but if you need an ambulance it will take much longer to identify your house if house numbers are not visible from the road. Also, we have to be able to identify your house in the day, night, and under many different weather conditions.

House numbers should be a minimum of 3 inches in height, posted on the house and in contrasting color to the house. If you cannot easily see the numbers on the house from the street, another set of numbers is required to be posted at the street, usually on a mailbox or post.

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