Help Us Find You in an Emergency

Display of Home Address

The City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Department and Police Department encourage you to make sure your home address is properly displayed in order for emergency responders to find your home quickly in case of an emergency. Locating your home quickly can save precious minutes during a fire, medical or police emergency call for service. Please partner with us and make sure your numerical address is displayed clearly on your home and mail box. The following information will assist you in assuring the numerical address is properly displayed:

  • Numerical address numbers should be located on a highly visible location on the front of the home and on the mail box. Both locations are helpful to emergency responders.
  • Numerical address numbers should be in contrast to the paint on the home and mail box and at least 5 inches in size.
  • Numerical address numbers should be illuminated at night time by exterior lighting (address on home). Reflective address numbers are helpful.


Please note the City of Oviedo does not sponsor or endorse those persons or contractors who canvas the community and offer to place your numerical address painted on the road side curb. In fact, we do not even utilize this as a means for emergency response as it is not clearly visible to our emergency responders rather we look for the numerical address displayed on the home and mail box.