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Addressing

Since 911 was established in the United States, everyone has been or is being assigned a physical address, in the rural counties as well as within city limits, for location purposes. The Humphreys County 911 Center's Addressing Office is responsible for issuing those addresses in Humphreys County.  All addresses in Humphreys County must be assigned and approved by our office.

Addresses are assigned based on a mileage distance (see below) from the origin point of a roadway to the driveway/entranceway of the residence or business.

A key factor in locating an address in an emergency is properly displaying your address numbers at the driveway/entranceway of your home or business.  Too often we see emergency response delayed because addresses are unmarked or not marked properly.

The 911 District recommends the following suggestions when marking your address:

  • Numbers on driveway markers should be at least 3" in height, reflective, and on a contrasting background.

  • The markers should be placed at the entrance of your driveway and should be clearly visible from the roadway (not obstructed by weeds, etc.).

  • Numbers should be visible from both directions on the roadway.

  • Numbers should also be physically displayed on your home/business, especially when sharing a common driveway with other structures.


Building a new home or business? Need an address?

All new residences and businesses are required to have a 911 Address assigned to them.  You may stop by our office 24 Hours/Day to fill out an address application and we will assign your address.  A copy of the address application is here for your convenience.

Download the 911 Address Application

The application is in Adobe .pdf format and can be mailed in or dropped off at our office. 

There is a $15.00 fee for new address.


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Addressing Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions about addressing, please contact our office at 931-296-7792.