On behalf of the Phelps County Emergency Services Board, the Phelps County Assessor's office is providing county 911 addressing services.
Please note that most of the cities assign their own addresses. If you are in the county and need a 911 address to have your utilities or
phone connected, or have new addressable construction, or are establishing any kind of new living accommodations that will require a mailbox
or a phone connection, you will need to come to the courthouse to have a 911 address assigned.
Having an established 911 address is important for several reasons but primarily, in the event one has to call 911 dispatch from their
home phone, dispatch will already know where to send emergency responders. So be sure to properly post the address at the intersection of
the driveway and public roadway, on the structure, and of course on the mailbox.
The county ordinance regarding the posting of address signs reads as follows:
POSTING OF NUMBERS
Reflective numbers and letters indicating the official property number designation shall be posted by the addressee or property owner.
The following is to be adhered to regarding posting of the addresses:
White reflective numbers and letters shall be three (3") inches in height. These numbers shall be posted on a highway grade
signboard measuring six (6") inches horizontally by eighteen (18") inches vertically with the background color of red on both faces.
The numbers shall be positioned on both faces of the sign with the thousand numerals being placed side by side (horizontally)
at the top and the hundred numerals positioned vertically down the sign.
The number sign shall be posted at the residence and/or business entrance(s) driveway(s) in such a position and in such proximity
as to indicate how emergency responders may gain access to the residence and/or business. The sign shall be posted not less
than twenty-four (24") inches from the ground and so that the numbered surfaces of the sign will face approaching emergency responders.
In the event that two or more residences and/or businesses are located on a driveway, lane, street or other described thoroughfare
that is not identified and marked as a private drive or other official road by the Phelps County Commission, an agency of the State
of Missouri, or other Federal authority, the owner and/or occupant(s) shall post an approved address sign for each such residence
and/or business at the point where that driveway, lane, street or other described thoroughfare intersects with an officially marked
roadway. A second identical approved address sign shall then be posted, in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 above, at the entrance
driveway lane or other vehicle access entry-way to each such residence and/or business where it intersects with that unidentified
driveway, lane, street or other described thoroughfare.
Currently, these address signs are available from the following:
Rolla Area Sheltered Workshop, (573) 364-2883.
Posts are available at Lowes Home Improvement in Rolla, (573) 364-4424.
Ask for item # 92064, a 5' Light-Duty Steel Fence Post.
For further information please call the County Addressing phone number at (573) 458-6142.