Street numbers should be easily visible from the street. Critical time can be saved by emergency responders when the street address for the house is visible from a distance.
On your house:
- Use numbers made of reflective materials, or black on white, that are 6 inches high.
- Keep numbers new and clean and replace when necessary.
- The numbers should be placed under a light and near the front door or garage entrance.
Your house number should be painted on the curb in front of your driveway:
4 to 6 inch high black numbers on a white background is most effective.
It should be centered at the end of your driveway or just to the house side of your driveway.
If you live along an alley your house number should be painted (as stated above) on the fence outside your alley gate.