|Lack of prominently
displayed house numbers on rural residences is a problem often encountered by
emergency responders. Sometimes several minutes are wasted looking for the proper
house. This could mean the time between life and death.
program initiated by the Fire Department, all Franklin Township residences and
businesses can receive a free, highly reflective house number on their mailbox or at
their driveway entrance.
All newly assigned house numbers will automatically receive a house number sign.
Houses yet to receive the green and white signs are invited to contact us to receive
their sign. Use the form below or call us from 8 am to 2 pm Monday through Thursday.
Hereís some "doís and doníts" for mounting your house number sign:
Do mount your sign so that it is visible from both directions when approaching
your driveway/mailbox. Emergency responders may come from either direction and
must be able to see the sign completely.
Do look at the sign in the proposed location to observe if it can be seen well
before permanently mounting it. Make sure that other posts, mailboxes, paper
boxes, etc. do not block the sign from being seen on either approach to your
Do mount the sign on: the top of your mailbox; the front of the post above
your mailbox; or on separate post that serves as your driveway marker. See the
- Do decide before you contact us how your sign will be mounted. Consult the
pictures below. We must know in advance if the sign will be mounted vertically or
Donít mount the sign underneath your mailbox or on the front side of the
mailbox post. While this is convenient and a visible location, it is likely to be
damaged by snowplowing or mowing.
Donít mount the house number sign on a telephone or electric pole without
permission from the utility owner.
Donít mount the sign where it canít be seen from both approaches to your
driveway. See examples pictures of improper installations.
Donít mount the sign so that one side faces out and the other side faces your
driveway. Using this method means that the sign canít be seen until you are
opposite the sign in front of the driveway.