emergency services find your house in a hurry?
many people never give their address a second thought until an emergency occurs
at their residence. The house
numbering system in Williams County is set up so that emergency services can
find a location in a hurry. It is so
very important to you and your family to have your house clearly marked with
your assigned address.
is recommended that house numbers be at least 3 inches high.
House numbers should be placed on your residence near the entry door
facing the roadway. It is also
recommended that rural addresses be posted close to the roadway on your mailbox
or post. House numbers posted near
the roadway need to be both reflective and readable from both directions.
reflective house numbering signs can be purchased from the Williams County
Firefighters Association for $10.00 each for Williams County residents and
$15.00 each for non-residents. Contact
your local fire chief to place an address sign order or
HERE for a copy of the order form. Print
the form, complete it and return it to your local fire department with your
Addresses for new construction
Williams County Communications Agency works in cooperation with the Williams
County Health Department, Williams County Engineerís Office, and the Williams
County Auditorís Office for the assignment of addresses for new construction
in Williams County. The systemís
design is to ensure that new addresses fit within the 9-1-1/addressing scheme
for the county. When building a new
residence or business in Williams County, please follow the following steps:
Contact the Williams County Auditorís Office, 2nd floor of the courthouse, Bryan, 419-636-5639, for you building permit.
Williams County Planning Commission, 4th floor of the courthouse,
Bryan, 419-636-2059 to verify if your property is located in a flood plain
and purchase a permit if necessary.