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Civic Addressing

What is a Civic Address?

A Civic Address consists of:

- Civic Number

- Street Name

- Street Type

- Community Name

Why do I need a Civic Address?

- 911 Emergency Service

- Mail Delivery

- Delivery Service

- Most utility hook-ups require a valid civic address

Example:   12 / Smith / Street / Halifax

How do I get a Civic Address?

Your Options:


* Call our office (902) 490-5347 or

Toll free Nova Scotia Only 1 (800) 835-6428

* E-mail civicadd[at] Please note that email inquiries will only be answered electronically to the email address you provide. E-mail inquiries are answered from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday, in the order in which they are received. For requests of an urgent nature, please call us.

* Fax your information to (902) 490-3242

Mail * Mailing Address: C/O Civic Addressing, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5
Office Location * Office Location: 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 2005, Halifax, Nova Scotia
When requesting a civic address it is helpful to have the following information ready if known:
  * Lot Number
  * Assessed owner or assessment number
  * Street Name and Community Name
  * Neighbouring civic numbers
3 Civic Addressing By-Law and Policy  "The Rules"

* HRM Civic Addressing By-Law C-300

* Policy - Administrative Order #29 Respecting Civic Addressing


4 Where can I get a blue and white reflective civic number plate to post?

* Try your local fire department, they often make and sell these numbers as fundraisers for the community.

* In addition there are a number of sign manufacturers in the HRM area who can produce these signs. Please check you local listings for contact information.

* PLEASE NOTE: You cannot purchase civic numbers plates directly from the Civic Addressing Department.

* Contacts to Order Civic Address Signs

5 How do I get a missing or damaged street sign replaced ?

* Contact us with details and we can make arrangements for HRM Traffic Services to install a new one or we will contact the Department of Transportation to request a new sign.