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Farm 911: The Emily Project

Green 911 address sign on a rural road in Clarington

When farm accidents happen in remote locations, time is of the essence. But without a clear address marker, it can be difficult for first responders to find the people who need help. After an accident, seconds count. If you are on a rural property without a 911 address, it may take first responders longer to find you.

To help combat this risk and keep rural residents safe, Clarington and the Region of Durham have partnered with Farm 911: The Emily Project. This voluntary safety initiative encourages rural landowners to request a civic address and sign for their properties‚Äô entrances. There is no cost to the landowner to get an address, second address or to install the sign.

How to apply

Contact the Planning Services Department at 905-623-3379 ext. 2405 or and request an address and sign for your rural property.

Next steps

  1. Staff will review your request and determine if your property meets the guidelines for a new or additional municipal address.
  2. If necessary, we will assign a municipal address number to your property. 
  3. The new address will be added to the municipal street index and shared with Clarington Emergency and Fire Services, Canada Post, Durham Region and local utilities. If it is a second address for a vacant property, it will only be shared within Clarington. The landowner will receive a copy of the memo showing the property’s valid municipal address.
  4. An address sign will be installed at the property entrance one to three weeks after the new address has been circulated.

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