What is a Civic Address?
A civic address consists of 4 components: Civic Number, Street Name, Street Type and Community Name
For example : 12 / Smith / Street / Halifax
Why do I need a Civic Address ?
Civic Addresses are important for the delivery of many services including:
- 911 Emergency Service
- Mail Delivery
- Municipal Permitting
- Utility Connections such as Telephone, Electricity and Water Services
- Personal Delivery Services
- Government Programs and Services
How do I get a Civic Address?
Contact Municipal Services and Information toll-free:
Phone: 311 (from anywhere within the Halifax region) or 1 (800) 835-6428 (outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia)
Contact Civic Addressing:
(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)
Mail: Civic Addressing, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5
In Person: 5251 Duke Street, Suite 300, Halifax, Nova Scotia
What will I need?
When requesting a civic address having any of the following information is helpful:
- Lot Number
- Property Identifier (PID) or assessment account number
- Street Name and Community Name
- A site plan of the property showing building location and/or access
- Neighbouring civic numbers