Rural Addressing

The County Council adopted a rural addressing bylaw which requires that every approach to a residence or a commercial or industrial development must be signed with a rural address sign. These are a blue sign referencing a number and either a Range Road or Township Road. The purpose is mainly to improve the effectiveness of emergency services such as ambulance and fire. It also helps ratepayers, for example with rural deliveries. The rural addresses are available on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) devices.

All developments that existed in the County on December 31, 2009 were signed by the County with no cost to the resident or landowner. Starting on January 1, 2010 an applicant for a subdivision or a development permit must comply with the rural addressing bylaw relative to making arrangements for civic addressing. Policy 300.7 Rural Addressing describes the relevant requirements.

The cost of a rural address sign, including the post, is as follows (the County arranges for shipment and installation except as otherwise indicated):

a.        Rural Address Sign 75 X 45 cm:                                                                                    $65.00

b.        Shared Rural Address Sign 20 x 20 cm:                                                                        $35.00

c.        Subdivision Rural Address Map Sign:                                                                          $360.00

d.        Subdivision Rural Address Sign 20 x 20 cm:                                                                 $35.00

e.        Street Number Sign 40 x 15 cm:                                                                                    $35.00

f.         All other Sign Requests                                                               At cost plus installation costs

 

Please call the County's Planning and Development Services if you wanted to discuss more details of these requirements.

 

Jacinta Donovan, Development Officer

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Cara McKenzie, Development Officer

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Johan van der Bank, Director of Planning and Development

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