The Civic Address System (911 numbering) is administered through the Building Department as per By-law 2017-078 Civic Numbering and Road Naming.

As the property owner it is your responsibility to keep the sign in good repair. If the original sign is damaged you can get a new one through the Building Department.

Ontario Provincial Police and Emergency Services remind all homeowners to keep your civic address sign upright, visible and clear of snow or any other obstruction. It is vital to ensure this sign is visible.

911 Farm Entrance Program

The United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry (SDG), Stormont Federation of Agriculture and the Township of South Stormont  are proud to support the Farm 911 Emily Project, which encourages agricultural landowners to have civic addresses assigned to vacant land entrances.

Farm accidents can occur in remote locations on a rural property – often kilometres away from the nearest residence – making it challenging for first responders to access the emergency. By having a civic address assigned to every farm property entrance, a 911 roadside sign can be installed, helping first responders to more easily locate the entrance in the event of an emergency.

When a homeowner acquires a building permit, they also receive a 911 location sign; however, many of our farmers’ fields are located at a distance from the house. Putting up 911 signs on farm laneways and entrances provides more accurate locations to our first responders.

The Farm 911 Emily Project was created as the result of a tragic fatal farm accident, in which seven-year-old Emily Trudeau lost her life on a rural property in Tweed, Ontario. Emergency crews were called to the scene, but first responders were unable to locate the exact location, due to lack of address. Although they were eventually flagged down on the roadside, Emily unfortunately suffered traumatic injuries and later passed away in hospital.

This project is critical to improving emergency response in a rural area like SDG. The South Stormont encourages property owners to inquire about the program and to apply for these civic addresses and signs by filling out and submitting the form below.

The United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry and the Stormont Federation of Agriculture have provided funding to the Township to encourage farmers to take advantage of this program. For a limited time, farm civic addresses for vacant lots are available for half the price ($60) of the standard civic sign fee ($120).

Apply for 911 Farm Entrance Program