How to Display Your House Numbers

Be Prepared

Make sure your house number is displayed so that emergency equipment can find your home. In an emergency, every second counts. Numbers should be displayed so that they do not blend into the house. Dark on light or light on dark works well. If you live off the roadway or have no mailbox, place a sign at the end of your driveway displaying your address information.

Displaying Your Address

Numbers need to be on both sides of mailbox if the mailbox is on the same side as your residence, or displayed in a location visible from the road where your driveway is located.

  • If house is not visible or too far from the road, mount numbers at your driveway entrance.
  • Mount numbers on the house if they can be easily seen from the road.
  • Never display numbers in a hard-to-read manner.