Address Sign Program

In an emergency how easy or difficult will it be for emergency personnel to find you?  If you do not have a new (or newer), properly placed emergency address sign, precious time can be lost as we search for your address.

If your sign is difficult for YOU to see, then it certainly will be difficult for us.

We ask that you drive down your street and take a close look at how visible your sign really is. Please do this in the dark.

  • The sign should be visible from both directions.
  • It should be placed as close as is practical to the street.
  • If you have more than one driveway, please make certain that the sign is at the primary, and most accessible driveway to your home.
  • If your sign is damaged, faded, etc., it needs to be replaced!

Replacement signs are available through the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay (EVCNB):

Green Address Sign program example sign. Photo by Leisha Mizee-Riggert.
Green Address Sign program example sign. Photo by Leisha Mizee-Riggert.
Green address sign example. Photo by Leisha Mizee-Riggert.


If your address has changed and you have not gotten a new address sign, or if your neighbor's address has changed, but you are not sure about yours, please call or visit the Fire Department during regular business hours, at 503-368-7590.

New to our part of the coast?

If you are new to our area, these green & white emergency address signs may be new to you, but you will see them in all rural areas. They are the required method of posting the address of your property.

If you are building a new home in our district, or purchased property in our district, and there is no address sign, it is important for you to get one (you need to have a driveway to get an address sign).

A temporary sign may seem to work fine, but in an emergency, a more visible sign is imperative. Please do not make your own sign.

The Fire District has partnered with EVCNB to provide this service.