9-1-1 Addressing01.17.2012 | |
With Centre County having a 9-1-1 system in place, the importance of having an address number on your home cannot be emphasized enough. In an effort to serve you better, Bellefonte Borough is requesting that residents cooperate in posting their street numbers on their homes. The following are the specifications as written in the Borough’s Property Maintenance Code.
304.3 Premises identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) for one and two-family homes. All commercial buildings, including buildings that have 3 or more residential units, numbers shall be a minimum of 6 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inches.
The main concern of everyone is for the safety of the residents of Bellefonte Borough. You never know when you may be the next one to call 9-1-1 for an emergency. Be sure your house number is posted and visible from the road so you can be found as quickly as possible, as every minute counts.