Fire Department

House Numbers

Is your number clearly visible from the street?

Seconds Count in an Emergency

  • Protect your family and your property by having large visible house numbers.
  • Firefighters, police officers, and paramedics find you faster when your home is properly marked.
  • A visitor, child or injured person may be unable to give clear directions.
  • Emergency personnel from a neighboring community may be unfamiliar with your area.

Use Large Visible Numbers

  • Numbers need to be at least 4-inches in height and facing the street.
  • Put the numbers under lighting, and use numbers with a contrasting background, so they will be visible at night.
  • Be sure to use the E-911 address for the property.
  • If your driveway is long, post your house number on both sides of a mailbox or sign pole at the end of the driveway near the road.
  • Be sure to keep numbers visible by trimming trees and bushes.

It’s the Law

  • Massachusetts General Laws C. 148, S. 59. specifies that every building in the state must have clearly visible address numbers posted.