E-911 Posting Ordinance Enforcement Continues

July 4, 2013

Stephens County Marshal Tom Bennett said last month he continues to work on ensuring proper posting of E-911 addresses in the county.

Bennett said that many have complied with the E-911 posting ordinance, but he is still encountering some improperly posted addresses.

Starting April 1, officials indicated that the county would begin citing and issuing fines for penalties for violation of the E-911 posting ordinance.

According to Stephens County ordinances, the address shall be posted and clearly visible at the driveway of a residence or structure, except in cases such as mobile home parks, apartments, and duplexes, where the number shall be posted on the mobile home, walkway, or apartment door, depending on the situation.

In addition, the county ordinance states that each number shall be at least three inches high, shall be reflective, and shall be placed on a contrasting background.

Meanwhile, the city of Toccoa ordinance states that the address shall be placed in a conspicuous manner in a conspicuous place. It also calls for the numbers to be at least three inches high, reflective, and placed on a contrasting background. In the city’s ordinance, places like mobile home parks and apartments must display the number at the front entrance of the dwelling.

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