Rural Addressing

The County Council adopted a rural addressing bylaw, which requires that every approach to a residence, commercial, or industrial development must be signed with a rural address sign. These are a blue sign referencing a number and either a Range Road or Township Road. The purpose is to improve the effectiveness of emergency services such as ambulance and fire, while also being useful to ratepayers for other reasons, for example driving directions and rural deliveries. The rural addresses are available on global positioning system (GPS) devices.

All developments that existed in the County on December 31, 2009 were signed by the County with no cost to the resident or landowner. Starting on January 1, 2010, an applicant for a subdivision or a development permit must comply with the rural addressing bylaw relative to making arrangements for civic addressing. The County installs the new signs at a subsidized cost to ratepayers.

Sign Fees

The cost of a rural address sign is as follows (the County provides the post and arranges for shipment and installation of the sign at no cost to the ratepayer, except as otherwise indicated):
Type of Sign
Rural Address Sign 75 by 45 centimeters (cm)
Shared Rural Address Sign 20 by 20 cm $38
Street Number Sign 40 by 15 cm $38
Subdivision Rural Address Map Sign $363
Subdivision Rural Address Sign 20 by 20 cm $38
All Other Sign Requests At cost plus installation costs

Please call the Planning and Development department at 403-742-4441 if you want to discuss more details of these requirements.