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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Visible Numerical Address / Is Your Number Up?

If you have an emergency in your home or business, we can’t help you if we can’t find you.


When you call the Santa Barbara County Fire Department to request assistance, a vital piece of information is your address. It is important that you have your address visible so that emergency vehicles responding to your aid will be able to reach the scene in a timely manner. Numerical addresses are required to be at least 4 inches in height for residential structures and 6 inches for commercial structures. In addition, your address must be posted on a contrasting color, and visible from the roadway. It is also helpful if the numbers are reflective so they’re visible at night.

By posting your home or business numbers, you will be helping the Santa Barbara County Fire Department help you without unnecessary delays.

If you need more information regarding the placement of your address, please contact the

Santa Barbara County Fire Department at 805 681-5500.

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