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Municipal Address Signs

Signage identifying municipal addresses is essential for emergency services and other core services provided by the County. Posting your municipal address sign in a clear, visible location will ensure optimum response from County services.

Municipal address signs are available from a variety of sources. Residents can purchase them from any commercial sign manufacturer or they can also make their own sign.

In Hamlets, Industrial Parks, and Multi-lot country Residential Subdivisions you are required to post only your 2 or 3 digit house number - not your legal land description.

In all other locations you must post your 5 digit address eg. 57203, or your complete address eg. 57203 Rge Rd 241.

For more information, contact Sturgeon County's GIS Department at 780-939-8352.

Municipal Address Sign - Installation Guidelines

In some hamlets, industrial parks and multi-lot country residential subdivisions, house numbering, if visibile from the subdivision roadway, may be placed on the front of the residence or business.

If the number is not visible from the roadway, install the number as indicated for rural addressing.

  • Lettering must be at least 75 mm (3 inches) in height.
  • Installation of address signs are the property owner's responsibility.
  • Where practical, signs should be installed 1 ft inside the property line at a 45 to 90o angle to the driveway.
  • If possible, signs should be on the left-hand side of the driveway as entering the road shoulder to minimize conflict with snow removal equipment and wide vehicles.
  • Where terrain is suitable, approximately 6 ft of separation from sign to driveway shoulder is adequate. The signs should be a minimum of 3 feet above the natural ground level which is conspicuous from the traveled roadway.
  • Caution should be exercised with any underground installations to avoid contact with underground utilities. Contact Alberta One Call at 1-800-242-3447.