Craighead County E9-1-1 Addressing Ordinance
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Craighead County   E9-1-1  Addressing, Mapping, and  Database Management
SINCE BEING INTRODUCED IN 1968, THE THREE-DIGIT TELEPHONE NUMBER “911” HAS SERVED AS
THE “UNIVERAL EMERGENCY NUMBER” FOR PUBLIC USE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES TO REQUEST
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.  THIS SERVICE PROVIDES THE PUBLIC DIRECT ACCESS TO ASSISTANCE IN AN EMERGENCY
SITUATION REQUESTING POLICE, FIRE OR AMBULANCE THROUGH A DISPATCH CENTER.
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY “E911” COORDINATES ADDRESSING FOR THE RURAL AREAS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY,
MAINTAINS THE ADDRESSING DATABASE AND MAPPING OF NEW ADDRESSES TO ASSIST IN LOCATION DURING
EMERGENCY.  OUR OFFICE ALSO ASSIST RURAL CITY WITH ADDRESSING UPON REQUEST.
Every person owning or occupying any house or building fronting on any street or road
shall, prior to occupancy, have the proper number attached to, stenciled or painted on the
front part of such house or building, over, on, or by each main entrance in such manner
that the number shall be plainly visible frcm the street. Such street numbers shall conform
with this section. if, because of the setback of the house or building, or for any other
reason the number cannot readily be seen from the street , then the occupany shall, in
addition to the provisions above, position the number so that it is clearly visible from the
street. When two or more structures use the same access, each structure shall be so
marked. The minimum size of the numbers shall be three (3) inches in height and no script
is allowed. Premises on which buildings are being constructed shall post street numbers
prior to beginning construction.
OUR MISSION
To provide a comprehensive Emergency Management program which coordinates people and resources to
protect the lives, property and the environment within Craighead County by using an all hazards approach
of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for disasters and emergencies.