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Civic Addressing

The Municipality became involved with civic addressing when the Province announced that it would implement an enhanced 911 Emergency Response System in the mid- 1990's. All structures within each Municipality throughout Nova Scotia were assigned a civic number.

The addressing system, now in place, is updated and maintained by the Community Development Planning staff at the Municipality. New numbers are assigned, maps are updated, and the necessary agencies/departments are advised of all new numbers and/or updates.

A civic address is necessary for:
  • 911 Emergency Response
  • Mail Delivery
  • Service Delivery
  • Utility Hook-ups
New civic numbers are assigned during the building permit application process. Once a permit is issued, the civic number is assigned. Building permits are obtained at Community Development Services, Municipal Complex, 87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville. To inquire about the permit process, contact the Municipality at 690-6152.

Blue and White Civic Signs
Civic numbers are required to be posted using white numerals on a dark contrasting background. Signs can be order from one of the following locations:
Aylesford District Lions Club 2160 Highway #1, Auburn 902-847-0836 902-670-9243
Berwick & District Lions Club 250 Veterans Drive, Berwick 902-538-9149  
Canning District Lions Club 1000 Seminary Avenue, Canning 902-582-7286  
Coldbrook & District Lions Club 1416 South Bishop Road, Coldbrook 902-679-2834  
Hantsport & District Lions Club 59 Main Street, Hantsport 902-684-9467  
Kentville Lions Club 78 River Street, Kentville 902-679-2367  
Kingston Lions Club 1482 Veterans Lane, Kingston 902-765-2128  
New Minas & District Lions Club 9209 Commercial St, New Minas 902-681-2040  
Port Williams and District Lions Club 1045 Main Street, Port Williams 902-542-3933  
Wolfville & District Lions Club 36 Elm Avenue, Wolfville 902-542-3476  
 
Civic Inquiry Form
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Further information on civic addressing and 911 can be obtained on the Emergency Measures Organization website.