Street number visibility urged

Property owners along North Westside Road are reminded it’s their responsibility to post visible address numbers that can easily be seen

Property owners along North Westside Road are reminded it’s their responsibility to post visible address numbers that can easily be seen.

“Reflective address signs are even better” said Dan Wildeman, the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s manager of fire and inspection services.

“Having your street address number posted so it’s visible from the street makes it much easier for police, fire or ambulance crews to correctly identify your property.  It helps to reduce any possible confusion and delays in trying to find your property in an emergency.  And it’s especially important for rural property owners to make sure that their address is clearly visible because sometimes a house is located a distance from the road. So an address sign located off the street at a driveway or access road is very important.”

RDCO bylaws require the owner of every building assigned a building number to permanently display the number on the front of the building or at the front of the premises on which the building stands.

It’s recommended that address numbers be in a contrasting colour to the background to which they’re attached and they should be at least three inches in height.