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Is Your Number Clearly Visible from the Street?

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.
visible house numbers

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.

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