Civic Addressing

The RDCK is responsible for issuing and maintaining an addressing system for the Rural Central Kootenays. Civic addresses, also known as fire numbers or house numbers, are assigned for all occupied properties in the West Kootenays. Civic addresses are provided for all residences and businesses. Civic addresses are normally assigned at the time of building permit issuance.

Emergency services rely on civic addresses to find people in need of help. Untimely delays in emergency response time can be prevented by displaying civic addresses so that they are clearly visible from the road for emergency 9-1-1 services.

The RDCK will provide a civic address, on request, for vacant properties or properties with accessory buildings if the address is required for emergency services or insurance purposes. An address may also be assigned prior to a building permit if required for the installation of utilities or delivery of materials. An application for “Request for Addressing of Unoccupied Property or Change of Address Form” and a $25.00 application fee is required.

Contact Us

To confirm your civic address or request a new one please contact the Development Services Department.

Request for Addressing of Unoccupied Property or Change of Address Form [PDF - 134 KB]

The content on this page was last updated September 22 2015 at 12:05 PM