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Some Things Are Meant to be Seen!

You’re behind the wheel. Driving slowly. Squinting and scanning for a specific address along a row of buildings.

We’ve all been there. Looking for an address. Finding some – not seeing others.

Did you know that St. Albert’s new Addressing Bylaw came into effect in April 2017? It requires owners of all buildings to display an address so it’s clearly visible from the road. Whether you own a home, condo building, office building, commercial or industrial property, all addresses must be easily seen from the road.

Tree branch blocking your address? Don’t have your numbers up on your house? Take advantage of the grace period until June 30, 2018.

Homeowners – What You Need to Know

As a homeowner, there are certain items you need to know. Depending on how far back your home is from the road, there are minimum size requirements needed to display your address.

  • At least the size of a can of pop (10 cm) – if building is 0-10m from curb.
  • At least the size of a $20 bill (15 cm) – if building is further than 10m from curb.
  • If you have a back lane, ensure your address is clearly visible from the lane as well.
  • Address numbers should contrast from the background you are putting them on.
  • Ensure your address is visible year-round from the road. Make sure it’s not blocked by trees or covered by snow in the winter.

Plus, if you sit on a condo board, own multi-family property or own or operate a commercial or industrial property – there are items you need to be aware of as well. Review the information on the City website under Addressing Bylaw for details.

Addressing Bylaw

Remember, if you need to make a change you have a grace period until June 30, 2018. 

Last edited: September 21, 2017

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