What is my civic address?

Civic addressing is an important tool for emergency responders to find your place. Emergency vehicle operators look for civic number signs to locate their destinations. Because of that, all dwellings and businesses must have a civic number assigned. You can find your civic number by using the Nova Scotia Civic Address Finder.

How do I get a civic number assigned or changed?

If you applied for a building permit to construct a new building, then you will be assigned a new civic number after the first inspection. Vacant lot owners may also apply for a new civic address if the lot meets one of the following conditions:

  • Lots with occupancy or use (RV sites, cemeteries, tree lots);
  • Developed lots (all dwellings and business buildings, including sheds); and
  • Public and quasi-public places (ballfields, beaches, trailheads, dry hydrants, parks).

If you wish to apply for or change your civic number, or If you have specific questions, contact our Civic Address Coordinator (Planning Officer).