Addressing verification

**To verify your address, please e-mail 911 Data: or call (570)826-3062

2009 Addressing Ordinance PDF file


Why do I need an E-911 address?

Primarily, to assist emergency services in responding to emergency calls. An E-911 address helps emergency responders to locate residents. A faster response time can make a significant difference in survival and degree of recovery. However, E-911 location addresses are also often required for phone service, building permits, driver license renewals, land titles, loans, mail delivery, utility services, insurance companies and for other purposes requiring a site location.

What is an E-911 address?

An E-911 address is a site specific, locatable address. An E-911 address is assigned using a mileage measurement, accurate to 1/100th of a mile, to driveway on a named   road.  A 911 NENA (National Emergency Number Association) standardized measuring system standard is used. Measurements start at the south or west end of a through road. Driveways on the left side of the road are given even numbers and driveways on the right side of the road are given odd numbers, when possible.

People placing 911 emergency calls often have difficulty providing their addresses. Children, visitors, hearing or speech impaired callers, or callers in a life threatening situation, may not be able to provide address information to dispatchers. E-911 automatically gives the dispatchers the address, allowing them to send the appropriate fire, medical personnel, or law enforcement, even if the caller is unable to communicate.


To assist emergency services, post your E-911 numbers at the entrance to your driveway, on your residence or mailbox. Numbers need to be visible from the road and should be 3" to 6" high with a contrasting background. People living on shared private access roads should name and post road names to improve emergency response time.

**Please call Luzerne County 9-1-1 Data & Mapping at (570) 826-3062
for information on addressing and naming your road, or your local municipal office.






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