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Addressing Bylaw

Reminder: Please ensure your address can be clearly seen from the road! Grace period ends June 30, 2018.

Can your address be easily seen from the road?

  • Can an ambulance find you in an emergency?
  • Does the delivery person know where to drop off your parcel?

Whether you own a home, office, multi-family property or commercial or industrial property, it’s your responsibility to make sure your address is clearly visible from the road.

What Do I Need to Know

St. Albert’s Addressing Bylaw came into effect in April 2017. It requires owners of all buildings to display an address so that it’s clearly visible from the road. It also facilitates the orderly numbering of land, buildings, units and internal suites.

There’s a grace period until June 30, 2018 to comply with the new bylaw.

Minimum Character Size of Address Numbers

The size of the address numbers depend on how far your house or building is setback from the adjacent curbline.

  • 0 to 10 m (0 to 32.8 ft) – Minimum character size – 10 cm (4 in.) – at least as tall as a can of pop
  • Greater than 10 m (32.8 ft) – Minimum character size – 15 cm (6 in.) – at least as tall as a 20-dollar bill

Are You a Residential Property Owner? 

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • For a typical house, the address numbers should be at least as tall as a can of pop.

Sit on a Condo Board or Own a Multi-Family Property?

  • If you have multiple buildings on your property, each address number must be visible at the property line and at the entrance of each building. 
  • Address numbers should contrast from the background you are putting them on.
  • Display address numbers lower than or at the first storey of a building. If it is displayed higher up, it must still be visible from ground level.

Own or Operate a Commercial or Industrial Property?

  • Ensure your address is clearly visible from the street.
  • If your building has more than one internal suite or unit, address numbers must be displayed for each unit on, beside or above the front door.
  • All buildings set back greater than 10 metres from the property line are required to use address numbers at least 15 cm in size. If it’s smaller than a 20-dollar bill, it’s too small.

Resources:

Addressing Bylaw


For More Information

Planning and Development
780-459-1642

Last edited: May 25, 2018

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