Every second counts during an emergency, so it's important to ensure that your home or business is properly addressed with the correct street number. It's also important that your address is unobstructed and easily visible from the street. In short, think like your visitors.
Ensure that your assigned street address is posted on the upper-right side of your home or business that is facing the street. Addresses should be unobstructed and well-lit at night. Please use contrasting colors so your street address can be more easily seen during an emergency.
Think like someone who is visiting your home for the first time. Can they easily find your address from the street? Or can it be difficult to see?
Homes that are setback from city streets are required to post larger street addressing, which helps emergency responders more easily locate you in an emergency. Address size is based on distance from the center of the street to the residence or business.
The City of Twin Falls Emergency Dispatch Center may need to contact key holders for local businesses in the event of an emergency. To assist our emergency personnel, please complete the contact form or contact the Emergency Dispatch Center.
If your home is set back from the street where the address is not easily visible, please mark your mailbox, driveway, or entryway with your street address. High-contrast or reflective numbering is strongly encouraged.
Street signs can improve response time and ensure the correct location. If you notice your street sign is missing or damaged, please report it by calling Twin Falls Public Works Department at (208) 736-2226. Or use our free SeeClickFix app to easily report missing signs.
The Twin Falls Fire Department's Fire Marshall provides fire prevention and safety tips for households and businesses. See the Fire Marshal's top tips to prevent the house, business, or brush fires in our community.
When every second counts, it's important that you and your family know what to do when contacting 911. Please take a moment to read through these simple suggestions to help us get there fast and provide the assistance you need.