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WHAT IS E-911
The Enhanced 911 System directs 911 calls to the appropriate public safety answering points by routing the call based on the geographic location from which the call originated and provides the capability for automatic number identification and automatic location identification. "Automatic number identification" means the enhanced 911 service is able to automatically display the telephone number used to place the 911 call. "Automatic location identification" means the enhanced 911 service is able to display caller location information.

The 911 addressing department, located within Hendry County Emergency Management,  issues and verifies street addresses in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Hendry County. This department also updates the 911 emergency telephone system database.
 

The Hendry  County 911 Addressing Department is responsible for assigning addresses to all property in Hendry County. This information is maintained in a local database and any changes or updates are entered in the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) .  All address changes are provided to the local governmental offices,  electrical companies, the telephone company, and the local post office.

In order for us to accurately assign an address you must supply the tax parcel number and know your driveway location. In some cases, we may need to field-verify the property in order to assign an address so allow time in your schedule for this to be completed.  To request an address send us an email to E911@hendryfla.net.


HOW WE ADDRESS
Addresses are assigned based on your driveway location. Please be prepared to supply this information to the addressing staff when you request your address.

Public safety concerns may necessitate renaming or renumbering roads on rare occasions. When this happens, addresses along that road will change. If this becomes necessary, the property owner, County departments, utility companies and post office are notified of the change. The property owner receives a notification via U.S. Mail. Others receive notification via email.

 

The addressing department  uses the Frontage Interval Addressing System based on the measurement of the intervals between the beginning of a road and the structures along the road.  This system is part of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).  Numbers are assigned every 10 feet using 1000 foot increments.  Even numbers are assigned on the north and east side of the roadway while odd numbers are assigned on the south and west sides. 

The 911 addressing department approves all road names in developments such as manufactured home parks, subdivisions, condominiums, apartments, or office parks. The development plans are reviewed to ensure there is no duplication of road names. If the development does not have named roads, the development will be addressed off of the main road.

 

New street names must not duplicate or be similar to existing street names within Hendry County.  Existing duplicate street names must be changed as necessary by Hendry County to ensure efficiency of the emergency response system.  Each house, building, or other occupied structure must be assigned a separate number.  Written notification of the proper address of each house, building, or structure will  be given to its owner in all instances where a new number has been assigned.

 

The owner of each house, building, or other structure assigned an address by the Hendry County 911 addressing department  must place or cause to be placed the number on the house, building, or other structure as soon as possible after receiving notification of the proper number assignment, according to the following rules:

  • Where the building is easily visible from the street, posting the assigned number on the building in characters not less than six inches  high, in a color that contrasts with the background

  • Where a mail box is on the same side of the street and is clearly identifiable with the building, posting the assigned number on both sides of the mail box in reflective characters not less than four inches high, in a color that contrasts with the background.

  • Where the building is not easily visible from the street and no mail box meeting the requirements of the above section is present, post the assigned building number on a sign or post beside the driveway leading to the structure not less than six inches high, in a color that contrasts with the background.

  • Where a street name has been approved for a private street, road or way, to provide street signs identifying the private street, road or way.

  • Each structure shall display the number assigned to it on the frontage on which the front entrance is located. In case the structure is occupied by more than one business or family dwelling unit, each separate front entrance shall display the assigned suite or lot numbers in the same manner as the structure.

  • In addition to posting the assigned number in such a way as to allow identification of the structure, it shall be the responsibility of the owner or occupant to remove any other numbers which might be mistaken for or confused with the number assigned to the structure.

If you have any questions regarding addressing, would like to verify an address or need to obtain an address for your property please contact us via email and include your name, address, contact telephone number, and the Property Identification Number (PIN) for your property.  Send your request to E911@hendryfla.net.

 

 

 


 

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MAILING ADDRESS

Hendry County Emergency Management
 

Post Office Box 2340

LaBelle, Florida  33935

 

 

 

REQUEST AN ADDRESS

  Need an Address Confirmation or New Address?

If you have any questions regarding addressing, would like to verify an address or need to obtain an address for your property please contact us via email and include your name, address, contact telephone number, and the Property Identification Number (PIN) for your property.  Send your request to E911@hendryfla.net.


 

 

 

MAKE A PLAN NOW

 

You can do this ahead of an emergency:

 

Establish a Personal Support network

Post your emergency instructions on the refrigerator

Visit FloridaDisaster.org for more planning information
 

 

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Hendry County Emergency Management
4425 West State Road 80
LaBelle, Florida 33935 
863-674-5400