WHAT IS A CIVIC ADDRESS?
A civic address is the number and street used to identify a building's location -- for example, Town Hall is located at 60 Pleasant Street.
Currently, the Town of Bridgewater has a Civic Address By-Law (Chapter 196) that provides provisions for complaint civic addressing displays in the Town of Bridgewater.
The Town works together with the Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre and Nova Scotia Emergency Management 911 office to ensure all numbers are correct and update their records when new streets get developed. The public has a responsibility to ensure that their civic numbers are posted and are clearly visible within the requirements set out by the by-law.
Why do you need a civic address and why should it be clearly visible? Having a properly displayed civic address ensures that you can easily be found in an emergency situation by first responders, including:
- Fire Services
- Ambulance Services
- Police Services
Your civic address is also important for:
- Delivery services
Provincial legislation, including the Emergency "911" Act and the Municipal Government Act, also speak to civic addressing. See the links below for more information:
If you have any questions or require additional information please contact Justin Penny at 902-541-4370 or the Nova Scotia 911 Program/Civic Addressing Inquiry Line at 1-800-388-3911