Do you have your Civic Number Up?

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Civic numbers play an essential role in helping first responders find you in an emergency. We cannot stress how important it is that you and everyone in your home and workplace know your civic address and post it properly.
If I do not have civic number, how do I get one?
You can call the Municipality of Pictou County’s GIS department to speak to our Civic Addressing Coordinator. The phone number is 902-485-4311 or he can be reached at
How do you purchase civic number signs?
Some local fire departments will order signs for residents. Contact a member of your department to find out more information. Local businesses such as Eastern Sign Print and Auto Trim and Sign also make them and the Westville Citizens Crime Prevention is also listed as a supplier on the provincial website.
Can I place my sign anywhere on my property?
The Municipality of Pictou County has a bylaw on civic numbers which outlines how the signs should be posted on a property. The complete bylaw can be found on our website at:
Highlights from the bylaw state:
Civic numbers must be posted in a location that can be clearly seen from at least 10 metres in either direction.
The civic number must be legible from both directions.
Civic numbers must be posted on the same side of the road as the use for which the civic number was assigned.
Any replacement of the existing or new civic numbers must be displayed using standard Arabic numbers and read from left to right.
The bottom of the numbers should be located at least 1.2 metres above ground.
The colour of the numbers should clearly contrast the background on which the numbers are displayed. A white number on a reflective blue background is preferred.
Where feasible, the civic number should be posted 2.4 metres to 3 metres from the closest edge of the traveled portion of the private or public road upon which the building is situated provided that the civic number continues to be visible. If this building is located within 6 metres from the closest edge of the traveled portion of the private and public road, the civic number may be posted on the building provided it is visible from both directions.
The size of the civic numbers should be 10 cm in height.
No one should post a number that can be confused with a civic number.
Civic numbers should be posted within 15 days from the date the number is assigned.
Every new civic number should be posted prior to occupancy of the structure of which it is assigned.