Civic Address - How to obtain one
Every owner of a residence or business in the Province must display their civic address number in a way that is clearly visible from the main roadway leading to the home or business.
It is important to always display a valid civic address number and road signs so emergency service providers can find the address quickly in an emergency.
New Brunswick residents.
A civic address is the number, the street or road name, and the community name assigned to residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings.
If you live in a city, town or village, contact your local municipal office for your civic number. If you live outside a municipality, in a rural or unincorporated area such as a Local Service District, contact the NB 9-1-1 Bureau for your civic number (Blue Plate).
Note: You should never assign yourself a civic address. This could cause confusion and you may not be found in case of an emergency. Also, you may end up with the wrong postal code and have problems receiving your mail.
Information Required to Obtain a new or updated Civic Address Number:
Indicate the reason for your request, for example:
- Is this a new construction?
- Did you buy an existing property with no known civic address?
- Have you lived at your property for some time but have never had a civic address?
- Have you moved your mobile home and need a different civic address?
- Do you need a civic address for any other reason?
Provide the following information to assist in processing your request in a timely and effective manner:
- The Parcel Identification Description (PID) – this number appears on your property tax bill.
- The displayed civic addresses of your neighbours to the left, and right, and across the way from your home.
- Indicate if your parcel of land has a driveway, partial construction such as foundation or if it is a vacant lot.
- The distance (kilometres or metres) from your driveway (or where your driveway will be) to the neighbours’ driveway to the left and right.
- Provide a mailing address, a phone number, and an email address so that we can send the notification of your civic address.
- If you live in an existing construction, provide a description of the structure (number of stories, stand alone, town house, condo, colour, any out buildings).
Number Plates (Blue Plates):
- Highly visible civic number plates, commonly known as "blue plates", are available at a number of locations throughout the province.
- If you live in a municipality, contact your municipal government.
- If you live outside a municipality, please contact the New Brunswick 9-1-1 Bureau toll free at 1-888-353-4444 or by e-mail at NB9firstname.lastname@example.org to find a supplier near you.
Remember, it is important to always display your civic address number and road signs so that emergency service providers can find you quickly in an emergency.