All residences and businesses in Dallas County must have an E-911 address. Without it, your home or business could not be located easily and quickly in the event of an emergency. Most existing structures currently have an E-911 address but if you are moving to a new home or opening a new business, certain steps need to be followed to ensure that you will be part of the E-911 Address system.
In the event you are planning to build a new home or business, you must first contact our Emergency Management Department (334) 874-2515 to obtain a Building Permit. Once the Building Permit has been issued, you will then need to contact E-911 Data Management Office (Dana Brech) (334) 874-1212 and request an address. We will send you a form to determine where the structure will be so that we can assign the address.
How Do I Get The New Address
The Dallas County Engineers Department assigns a road number and your address will be determined by E-911. This will require a visit to your new location to measure the address along the road. This process can take up to 10 working days, so call as far in advance as possible. Once your road has been measured and your address has been assigned, you will by notified by our Emergency Management Department.
Where Should My E-911 Address Be Posted
Your address should be posted at your driveway and near your home or new business, with numbers that are also visible at night and from both directions. Remember, that in the event of an emergency, time is so important, and emergency responders (police, sheriff, fire or ambulance) should not have to search for your location.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact us at (334) 874-1212.